| Jul 26, 2014
Re-creating characters for a niche audience is always a slippery slope, and doing it for a cadre of collecting superfans […]...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:43 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:44 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:30 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:52 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 1:33 PM
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...