| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:16 AM
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:21 PM
You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess."
The genius of this indie is its cleverness in capturing the driest of times and the dullest of people in a faux documentary about the early...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
With "Breaking Bad" returning Aug. 11 for the last half of its fifth season, Anna Gunn dropped by to talk about the show's end and the first batch of episodes that ended last year. Gunn didn't get into too many specifics about the future (others have...
| Feb 18, 2013
Attorney and bridge champion
Marshall Miles, 86, an attorney and champion bridge player best known for his 1963 book "All Fifty-Two Cards" and other writings on the game, died Feb. 5 at Redlands Community Hospital of complications...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Since everything Sen. Marco Rubio does must be viewed through the lens of his ambitions for higher office, his shepherding of the recently passed immigration bill — which includes the controversial path to citizenship — is a nuanced strategy....
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Among the more than 1,000 objects on display in "Stanley Kubrick" -- a massive exhibition devoted to the legendary filmmaker that opens Thursday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art -- the piece that perhaps best captures the director's singular...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After doing more than 4,000 episodes over the last half-century of his iconic daytime game show "Let's Make a Deal," Monty Hall is finally getting an Emmy Award.
"TV's Big Dealer" is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Daytime...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The hand is quicker than the eye, according to David Kwong, magic consultant for the upcoming film "Now You See Me" from Summit Entertainment. But that's not the only trick behind how the film's central characters — a gang of four magicians played...
| May 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In Part 2 of our conversation about the intricacies of puzzle creation, Rich Norris, who supplies our daily crossword, and his editor, James Lower, discuss how the games are made.
Q. Rich, the crossword credit line includes names besides yours. What...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 6:36 PM
This Tuesday, the Costa Mesa City Council will revisit the appointment of one planning commissioner and select four new members of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
Based on the council majority's initial appointments a few weeks ago, I think we can...