| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The history of action cinema has a long tradition of international cross-cultural pollination, as films from one country inspire filmmakers from another. Directors such as Sam Peckinpah, Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, John Woo and Quentin Tarantino learned...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Sue Thompson deserves her own trophy for her part in Stoneleigh Elementary's first place win for the second year in a row in Baltimore County Public Schools' fourth annual systemwide Chess Championship last month.
Thompson uses the game in her first...
| Jul 20, 2014
Like many of her fellow students at the University of Chicago, Darrian Robinson texts frequently, is in a sorority and likes to spend her free time binge-watching popular TV shows, like "Orange Is the New Black" and "New Girl."
But among the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:23 AM
MIDDLETOWN — A chess board set up outside the North End Action Team office on Main Street has prompted complaints about garbage and loitering, officials said.
Two chairs and a table with a chess board printed on its top have been set up for a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The number two chess player in the world, Levon Aronian, shared his desire to increase chess' status in the United States, his road to success and his take on the 2014 FIFA World Cup at a Monday night event with fans in Glendale.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:27 PM
If you haven't been keeping up with the local news, I'm the "professor arrested and promoted while in prison."
Over the last year, due to a concatenation of bad luck and even worse judgment, I spent portions of my summer and spring break in a "pre-trial...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:03 PM
The revelers who had lingered along Biscayne Boulevard hours after Game 3 of the NBA Finals were gone after another game and another defeat two days later, vanishing just like their beloved team.
The party may be over in South Beach, and not just...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
There are no such things as baby steps when youngsters jump feet-first into the world of competitive chess.
Annie Wang was 5 when she first saw the 32 classic chess fixtures: knights, bishops, rooks, pawns and the king and queen. “I thought they...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:38 AM
A Chinese court has sentenced three people to death and five others to prison in connection with a deadly terrorist attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square last fall, authorities said Monday.
Two pedestrians were killed and about 40 were injured in...