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  • Whitney Young chess team celebrates state title

    Whitney Young chess team celebrates state title
    At a Whitney Young Magnet High School pep rally today, the school band, cheerleaders and dance team pumped up the crowd, and the young men being honored raised their arms to gesture for more noise. It was not your usual chess team event. But after the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Insight: Poll shows healthy young adults may keep Obamacare afloat

    Insight: Poll shows healthy young adults may keep Obamacare afloat
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Korey Kormick, 29, has not had health insurance for at least a decade. His job, as a contract employee directing chess tournaments and coaching kids in the fundamentals of the game, doesn't offer it, and he hasn't been able to...
  • 'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology

    'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology
    The default stance of the movies towards artificial intelligence, from HAL 9000 to Haley Joel Osment as robo-Pinocchio, is somewhere between mild unease and shrieking terror. So it's not surprising that there's plenty of paranoia hanging over the heads of...
  • Ebert and Siskel interview each other

    Ebert and Siskel interview each other
    This story originally ran in The Tribune's Arts & Entertainment section on April 19, 1998. Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have co-hosted the weekly, nationally syndicated film review TV show “Siskel & Ebert” for the past 23 years,...
  • Rubber duck, game of chess enter U.S. Toy Hall of Fame

    Rubber duck, game of chess enter U.S. Toy Hall of Fame
    The rubber duck and chess were selected for the U.S. National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday. They were chosen from among 12 finalists including bubbles, Clue, Fisher-Price Little People, little green army men, Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, Pac-...