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  • Young woman helps bring chess to new Chicago audiences

    Young woman helps bring chess to new Chicago audiences
    Checkmate, Chicago. Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts. "I think already with this generation, we'...
  • 'Amazing Race' recap, Vietnam or bust

    Remember last week on "The Amazing Race," when John had a few extended moments of crazy and got eliminated? That’s still funny. But now it is time for the teams to leave Bali and head to Vietnam. "Word on the street," tweets Phil, "is that Hotel...
  • 'Breaking Bad': Anna Gunn talks of end times and Skyler's swim

    'Breaking Bad': Anna Gunn talks of end times and Skyler's swim
    With "Breaking Bad" returning Aug. 11 for the last half of its fifth season, Anna Gunn dropped by to talk about the show's end and the first batch of episodes that ended last year. Gunn didn't get into too many specifics about the future (others have...
  • Rev. James R. LeVeque, Episcopal priest

    Rev. James R. LeVeque, Episcopal priest
    The Rev. James R. LeVeque, a retired Episcopal priest and mathematics instructor, died of kidney failure Saturday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Charles Village resident was 81. Born in Cassopolis, Mich., he attended the Howe Military School in Howe,...
  • There's nothing like Jerry Seinfeld at the Hard Rock

    There's nothing like Jerry Seinfeld at the Hard Rock
    Jerry Seinfeld’s eponymous sitcom was, famously, about nothing. But, of course, it was about everything: the minutiae of human interaction on a molecular level. In his first visit to Hard Rock Live Friday night, the comic showed that he...
  • News of the Weird: Doping on Ice

    News of the Weird: Doping on Ice
    Leaders of the ice-fishing community, aiming for official Olympics recognition as a sport, have begun the process by asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to randomly test its “athletes” for performance-enhancing drugs, according to a February...
  • Simeon All Access | Q and A with Rickey Norris

    Simeon All Access | Q and A with Rickey Norris
    When Rickey Norris followed his brother, Reggie, to Simeon, friends questioned whether he'd be able to earn playing time for the Wolverines. After a limited role on last season's Class 4A state championship team while his brother was a senior, Norris...
  • The best of Chicago fringe theater in 2012

    The best of Chicago fringe theater in 2012
    Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...
  • UMBC chess team ties for first at Pan-Am championship

    UMBC chess team ties for first at Pan-Am championship
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County chess team tied four other college teams for first place at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship on Sunday — maintaining its record as one of two colleges with the most top finishes in...
  • 50 years of Chicago's WVON: A Chicago voice that echoes nationwide

    50 years of Chicago's WVON: A Chicago voice that echoes nationwide
    In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century. But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
  • A look at famous brothers from Chicago

    A look at famous brothers from Chicago
    Long before anybody (besides their parents) was paying attention to Chicago's Emanuel brothers, the city could boast of lots of other siblings who made good — or, at least, made headlines. Chicago can claim brothers of wide-ranging accomplishments...