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  • UMBC chess team advances to national championship

    UMBC chess team advances to national championship
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's chess team placed third out of 45 teams in a major tournament over the weekend. The team advances to the President's Cup, dubbed the "final four of college chess." During the weekend's Pan-American...
  • Cory Doctorow talks up ‘In Real Life’ and Wang, feels down over gamergate

     
    Cory Doctorow’s short story, “Anda’s Game,” was released in 2004, but it’s only become more relevant in the past decade. […]...
  • 'Algorithms' sheds light on blind teen chess players

    'Algorithms' sheds light on blind teen chess players
    For the blind players in "Algorithms," chess is not just a mental game but a tactile one. Sociologist Ian McDonald's first feature-length documentary profiles three Indian teen boys competing in blind chess tournaments and the mentor who's determined to...
  • Film Review: 'Son of a Gun'

    At least three entertaining films are jostling for position in Australian writer-director Julius Avery's messily propulsive debut feature "Son of a Gun" -- and if none ultimately emerges dominant, the red-blooded tussle between them is never dull to...
  • Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'

    Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak'
    In their final face-to-face meeting before Tuesday's election, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis clashed over economic and social issues, with each accusing the other of being out of touch with Illinois voters. Republican Oberweis, 68,...
  • 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...
  • 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...