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  • 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...
  • Toronto: Smaller Deals Show Tough Market for Indie Film Business

    For a few hours over the weekend, the Toronto Film Festival looked like its old self -- a wild game of "Let's Make a Deal." After Chris Rock's "Top Five" premiered on Saturday night to ecstatic reviews, at least three studios entered a horse race to scoop...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Pawn Sacrifice'

    The moves are none too surprising but the psychological back-and-forth still compels attention in "Pawn Sacrifice," director Edward Zwick's conventionally well-crafted dramatization of the life of Bobby Fischer. Revisiting that astonishing moment when a...
  • South Florida man has shot at WSOP main event final table

    South Florida man has shot at WSOP main event final table
     As has been the case the past few years, there's a South Florida rooting interest as the World Series of Poker plays down to the final table today.  This time, it's Amir Lehavot, 38, who sits in 11th place as the final 27 players narrow it down to nine...
  • 'The Southern Pie Book,' because you can't ever have enough

    'The Southern Pie Book,' because you can't ever have enough
    Do you want to know how good Jan Moon’s "The Southern Pie Book" is? I spent most of Saturday afternoon tasting pies for Evan Kleiman’s KCRW Good Food Pie Contest – including 60-some cream pies in 100-degree temperatures. But the...
  • Shining a spotlight on students' skills

    Shining a spotlight on students' skills
    How can the community recognize high school students for their many, varied skills? That is the question local Kiwanians took to the Carroll County public school system six years ago. As a result, the Spotlight on Youth event began. Carroll County Public...
  • Toy Hall of Fame inducts chess, rubber duck; snubs Army men, 8-Ball

    Toy Hall of Fame inducts chess, rubber duck; snubs Army men, 8-Ball
    Rubber ducky, you're the one! Well, one of two: The rubber duck and the game of chess were inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, bringing the number of toys enshrined there to 53. The museum, in Rochester, N.Y., has been inducting toys since...
  • Oak Park students jump at chance to learn human chess

    Oak Park students jump at chance to learn human chess
    Normally sedate, the game of chess takes on a different feel at an Oak Park school playground, where teams of kids holler out moves and play by jumping spaces on a painted grid. Fourth- and fifth-graders recently squared off for their first game of what...