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  • 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...
  • Highland Park, Deerfield entertainment calendar: Jan. 28

    Fun things to do in Higland Park and Deerfield from Feb. 1-4. Mosaic artwork With Valentine's Day just weeks away, it's not too early to think about that special gift. Join instructor Richard Cohen at Jewett Park Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m....
  • Complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

    The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
  • Maladroit pioneers right on cusp of digital change ★★★ 1/2

    Maladroit pioneers right on cusp of digital change ★★&#9733 1/2
    Very little in the movies is harder to get right than very recent history. "Computer Chess," a fantastically deadpan comedy from the writer-director Andrew Bujalski, gets its chosen corner of the early 1980s very, very right — and on a wee budget,...
  • Obamacare fiasco proves president is no chess master

    Often in error but never in doubt, Barack Obama could walk into the Rose Garden and step on a half-dozen rakes like Foghorn Leghorn in an old Looney Tunes cartoon, and the official line would be, "He meant to do that." And the amazing thing is that so...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Chess masters compete in L.A. Holiday Scholastic Championship in Glendale

    Chess masters compete in L.A. Holiday Scholastic Championship in Glendale
    Stray rays of sunlight streamed through an expanse of windows at the Maple Park Community Center, reflecting on hundreds of black and white chess pieces awaiting competition. The competitors, aged from kindergarten to high school, entered the center&...
  • The dangers cats face outdoors can lead to tragedy

    Q: I know you advocate keeping pets indoors, and I'm writing to urge your readers to do so, as dangers exist that we don't even realize. Dakota the cat came into our lives eight years ago. He was about 6 months old, with an infected toe that our vet...
  • Movies in the now, which changes from moment to moment

    Movies in the now, which changes from moment to moment
    With her candidly quotable, cutely gif-able kookiness, on screen and off, there may be no actress who seems more of right now than Jennifer Lawrence — she's been declared the queen of Tumblr after all. So it is of note when in the new "American...
  • Wii bowling at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. Aging Successfully in the Community •Sept. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m. A fall question and answer forum. Get answers to...
  • UMBC chess team places second in international competition

    UMBC chess team places second in international competition
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's chess team placed second this week in an international chess competition and will next compete in a championship to determine the top college chess team in the U.S. The Pan-American Intercollegiate Team...