| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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....
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:16 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:08 PM
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-...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 9:46 PM
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....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:28 PM
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,...
| Jul 26, 2014
Re-creating characters for a niche audience is always a slippery slope, and doing it for a cadre of collecting superfans […]...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:43 PM
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...