| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:08 PM
The competitive chess team at the University of Maryland Baltimore County fell less than a point short of regaining its national title at the 2012 President's Cup, which culminated Sunday in Herndon, Va.
The renowned team has won six national titles...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Oxymoronic as the whole notion may seem, chess hustlers are one of the pleasures of urban life. I've watched naive amateur players get taken for hard cash by well-masked intellectual killers in Washington Square Park in New York, Harvard Square in...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:33 PM
The UMBC chess team, one of the winningest college chess teams in the last two decades, placed second in the U.S. Chess Federation's annual championship Friday.
The four-member team — who are all attending University of Maryland, Baltimore County...
| Jan 6, 2012
Eve Arnold, one of the first woman photojournalists to join the prestigious Magnum Photography Agency in the 1950s and traveled the world for her work but was best known for her candid shots of Hollywood celebrities, has died. She was 99.
| Aug 29, 2011
He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:08 AM
Architects live and breathe design, blissfully losing themselves in details most people would never notice — the bevel of a trim, the way light falls across a room, squared legs or curved.
So what happens, we wondered, when two such aesthetes...
| Feb 28, 2012
Like so many other blues musicians, slide guitarist Louisiana Red long struggled to make a living in his native country, so in the early 1980s he moved to Germany where, to his delight, he found audiences far more receptive to his elemental sound.
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:39 PM
Not since the old Body Politic days has there been this much excitement on the top floor of 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., now known as the Greenhouse Theater Center.
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's new artistic director, Timothy Douglas, is certainly not coming...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 12:29 PM
The 2012 presidential race is filled with candidates calling for serious reform in a rough economic climate, but Peter Green, an artist who has caricatured the top contenders since ’72, is looking for a laugh.
His newest set of Politicards, a 54-...
| Oct 27, 2011
In the mid-1950s mathematician John McCarthy issued a call for research on "Automata Studies," but the phrase was so bland that few people understood what he meant. So he came up with a more provocative description of the idea he was promoting.
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:28 PM
TeWinkle Middle School holds its "Holiday Plant Sale" from 8 a.m. to noon at the TeWinkle campus, 3224 California St., Costa Mesa.
Divorcees In This Economy
The Women's Institute for Financial Education will offer a free program...