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  • PASSINGS: Marshall Miles

    Marshall Miles 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...
  • Reel Critics: A rugged and inspiring 'Trail'

    I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
  • 'On Looking' inspires rumination on the influence of perspective

    'On Looking' inspires rumination on the influence of perspective
    Several years ago, my daughter, who is now 7, drew a picture of the gym where she was taking gymnastics. My main impression of this gym was that it smelled of dirty socks and that it was a hectic place. But how did my preschooler see it? Her drawing...
  • Senior centers turn to brain aerobics classes

    Senior centers turn to brain aerobics classes
    In a cheery room in Cockeysville, two dozen people sit with their heads down, focused on the papers in front of them. The only sound is the scratching of pencils on paper. The sight triggers memories of school days, but this is no group of middle...
  • Young woman helps bring chess to new Chicago audiences

    Young woman helps bring chess to new Chicago audiences
    Checkmate, Chicago. Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts. "I think already with this generation, we'...
  • 'Amazing Race' recap, Vietnam or bust

    Remember last week on "The Amazing Race," when John had a few extended moments of crazy and got eliminated? That’s still funny. But now it is time for the teams to leave Bali and head to Vietnam. "Word on the street," tweets Phil, "is that Hotel...
  • Changes ahead in A+E

    Next week we will be making changes to our daily A+E comics/puzzles package as part of our continuing evaluation of reader feedback. First up, we’re adding a puzzle: Jumble Crossword. This easy but entertaining game lets crossword aficionados test...
  • Harlan: Bring objectivity to commission appointments

    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...
  • The Clue Is 'Centennial'

    When it comes to rewarding distraction — we would never suggest it was a waste of time — there's nothing quite like grabbing the crossword puzzle, retreating to a comfortable chair and battling it out with Mr. Shortz, Mr. Reagle or whoever...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Computer Chess' a few moves away from great satire

    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...