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  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
  • Mike Ryan: Support scholastic chess in our schools

    Developing critical thinking skills in our students serves to catapult those young minds toward their dreams. In addition, common sense tells us such skills correlate with higher graduation rates and lower rates of criminal justice intervention. In...
  • Darrian Robinson, competitive chess player

    Darrian Robinson, competitive chess player
    Like many of her fellow students at the University of Chicago, Darrian Robinson texts frequently, is in a sorority and likes to spend her free time binge-watching popular TV shows, like "Orange Is the New Black" and "New Girl." But among the...
  • Main Street Chess Board Draws Complaints In Middletown

    Main Street Chess Board Draws Complaints In Middletown
    MIDDLETOWN — A chess board set up outside the North End Action Team office on Main Street has prompted complaints about garbage and loitering, officials said. Two chairs and a table with a chess board printed on its top have been set up for a...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Star chess player visits Glendale

    Star chess player visits Glendale
    The number two chess player in the world, Levon Aronian, shared his desire to increase chess' status in the United States, his road to success and his take on the 2014 FIFA World Cup at a Monday night event with fans in Glendale. The ‎meet-and-greet...
  • The Eight Things I Learned In Jail

    The Eight Things I Learned In Jail
    If you haven't been keeping up with the local news, I'm the "professor arrested and promoted while in prison." Over the last year, due to a concatenation of bad luck and even worse judgment, I spent portions of my summer and spring break in a "pre-trial...
  • UCLA football playing a new chess game

    UCLA football playing a new chess game
    The world of college football has changed. Nothing shows that more that the way UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich plans to approach this season. His linebackers are chess pieces. Sure, Myles Jack and Eric Kendricks will rarely leave the field....
  • Ex-world chess champion Kasparov fails in bid for top FIDE post

    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov failed Monday to unseat an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as head of the World Chess Federation. The 110-61 defeat of Kasparov, now a human rights activist and opposition leader living in exile, was...
  • Feds hold Broward chess program in check

    Feds hold Broward chess program in check
    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...
  • Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks

    Fall movies: Lehigh Valley actors, artists make their marks
    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...