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  • Making deadly games of thrones with "The Lion in Winter"

    Making deadly games of thrones with "The Lion in Winter"
    “Try; you can hear the thinking through the walls,” King Henry II says in the solid-as-a-rock Palm Beach Dramaworks production of “The Lion in Winter” playing through Jan. 5 in West Palm Beach. We almost feel that we can. For...
  • Best of 2013: Mark Olsen picks 'Spring Breakers,' 'Her'

    Best of 2013: Mark Olsen picks 'Spring Breakers,' 'Her'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: SPRING BREAKERS loops between raging party & spaced-out bummer, fun & its consequences. Smart about being dumb, it's of &...
  • 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,...
  • 'We win, they lose'

    Here we go again. The most impressive, or maybe just depressive, aspect of the current debate over what to do about Syria is the air of unreality about it. Words, words, words about Syria -- but only words, no action -- filled the daily news and...
  • Letter: Chess park a waste to the city

    Well, another $500,000 wasted by the Glendale City Council. In the early 2000s, the City Council unanimously approved that allocation to develop a “chess park” and it was opened in 2005 with a ceremony that promised regular use as Glendale...
  • Review: 'Computer Chess' a few moves away from great satire

    You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess." The genius of this indie is its cleverness in capturing the driest of times and the dullest of people in a faux documentary about the early...
  • Lake Bell on the 'soapbox moment' in her 'In a World...'

    Lake Bell on the 'soapbox moment' in her 'In a World...'
    After playing widely on this year's festival circuit, the film "In a World..." begins its rollout to theaters today, opening in New York and Los Angeles. The movie is the feature debut as writer and director for actress Lake Bell, best known for...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Jobs' does not compute

    "Jobs" opens with a scene of technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001. As the Apple Inc. co-founder makes his way to a small stage, he passes ads for his own company that feature images of Einstein, Gandhi and Bob Dylan. For the...
  • Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, pediatrician and psychiatrist

    Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, pediatrician and psychiatrist
    Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, a pediatrician and psychiatrist who was the founder and director of the division of child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Aug. 5 of a heart attack while vacationing in Bethany Beach, Del. The longtime...
  • Scrabble 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. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...