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  • Marble steps reused as gathering place

    Marble steps reused as gathering place
    Alice Johnson noticed the checker boards that recently popped up behind her house, a neat brick rowhouse in the Barclay neighborhood of Baltimore. "People will definitely use them," she said. "I play. I wish I could play chess, too." She should have...
  • Bulletin Board

    Saturday Brazilian Independence Day Celebration, 6 p.m., Sanborn Square, 72 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, one block north of Palmetto Park Road. Event incudes live music, street entertainment, dancers, samba drummer, authentic Brazilian food. Free....
  • How to put Vladimir Putin in his place

    When Russia began to interfere militarily in Ukraine earlier this year, President Obama said he didn't view that country as a part of a Cold War chess game. Unfortunately, Vladimir Putin didn't agree. The crisis began when Putin wrongly perceived...
  • Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems

    Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
    Once again, the poets came through. When we asked readers to submit opinionated poems for this year's Op-Ed poetry pages, we heard from nearly 1,000 of you. Your poems dealt with just about every aspect of modern life — with war and peace, with...
  • Day trips: Follow Ben Franklin's footsteps in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — Wait. Isn't that ...? I was just entering Independence Hall Park in Philadelphia when the man strode past me, too quickly to see much more than a blur. An anachronism, this elderly gentleman in his heavy tan tailcoat and silver-...
  • UCLA football playing a new chess game

    UCLA football playing a new chess game
    The world of college football has changed. Nothing shows that more that the way UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich plans to approach this season. His linebackers are chess pieces. Sure, Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks will rarely leave the field....
  • Scrabble adds 5,000 words: Do you know what a quinzhee is?

    Scrabble adds 5,000 words: Do you know what a quinzhee is?
    Coqui swallowed your vowels? Chillax, frenemy! Breathe deeply, practice qigong to increase your life force and maybe your Scrabble score. Or just give up that word game all together and go straight to numbers and Sudoku. If none of that makes sense,...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Sideshow Collectibles’ 20 years of genre artistry

     
    Re-creating characters for a niche audience is always a slippery slope, and doing it for a cadre of collecting superfans […]...
  • Feds hold Broward chess program in check

    Feds hold Broward chess program in check
    Chess is known to be a slow game. In Broward schools, it's slow to get started. A month after school started, about 34,000 students are still waiting for sets being shipped from China for the district's new chess curriculum. The ship transporting them...
  • Using brain power to fight effects of aging

    Using brain power to fight effects of aging
    Whenever someone asks former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona how his day is going, he typically responds with, "Every day is the same! I'm fighting aging and gravity." But unlike many of the rest of us, the 64-year-old doctor has a strategy in...
  • Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks

    Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks
    Even with Dwayne Johnson and Dane DeHaan sitting out the season, the next four months will offer plenty of opportunities to check out local talent on the big screen. From animated films such as "The Boxtrolls" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" to film...