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  • '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-...
  • Five Questions for Ed Sloman

    Five Questions for Ed Sloman
    Ed Sloman spends a lot of time at work playing games. Sloman, the owner of Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, says he's probably played thousands of the board, card and storytelling tabletop games he sells, but his all time favorite is Magic: The Gathering...
  • Betty Scher, nurse and lifelong Baltimore resident, 87

    Betty Scher, nurse and lifelong Baltimore resident, 87
    Betty B. Scher, a nurse who was known to family and friends as having boundless energy and a lifelong thirst for knowledge, died Nov. 13 at her home. The Baltimore resident was 87. When her children told extended family members she had died, few...
  • Saturday's local roundup: Schweitzer, Prillaman advance to men's 45 state clay tennis final

    Tennis: Top-seeded Peter Schweitzer of Williamsburg and No. 2 Henry Prillaman of Newport News advanced to Sunday’s 9 a.m. final of the Virginia State Men’s 45 Clay Court Championships at Hilton Tennis Club. Schweitzer beat Smithfield&...
  • Art of the crossword: How puzzles are built

    Art of the crossword: How puzzles are built
    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...
  • David Kwong helps 'Now You See Me' make magic

    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...
  • TV Picks: 'Brooklyn Castle,' 'Ali,' 'Paradise,' 'Enter Laughing'

    TV Picks: 'Brooklyn Castle,' 'Ali,' 'Paradise,' 'Enter Laughing'
    "Brooklyn Castle" (PBS, Monday). "I think that this is a good thing for kids to be exposed to," coach Elizabeth Vicary says in Katie Dellamaggiore's 2012 film about a fearsome and lovable inner-city middle-school chess team, "the idea that truth isn&...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'We Are Men' on CBS

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'We Are Men' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 6 - 12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES How I Met Your Mother After...
  • News of the Weird: More Bang

    News of the Weird: More Bang
    American Exceptionalism: Which is more characteristically American — that a Texas company could invent an ordinary rifle that mimics a machine gun or that America's incomparable legal minds could find a loophole in existing anti-machine-gun laws...