| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
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.
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:16 PM
When Russia began to interfere militarily in Ukraine earlier this year, President Obama said he didn't view that country as a part of a Cold War chess game. Unfortunately, Vladimir Putin didn't agree.
The crisis began when Putin wrongly perceived...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:08 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Wait. Isn't that ...?
I was just entering Independence Hall Park in Philadelphia when the man strode past me, too quickly to see much more than a blur. An anachronism, this elderly gentleman in his heavy tan tailcoat and silver-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:39 AM
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - This is the only country that gives you a bath before they send you home.
The Blue Lagoon, open year-round, rain or shine, envelops thousands of tourists from all over the world in its misty embrace.
Many of them come in big...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 1:33 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Professor Andrew Kirschner teaches educational leadership at Nova Southeastern University where he trains students to become deans and principals of school systems. But during his time as a mentor at the Jim & Jan Moran Club of Boys & Girls Clubs of...
| Mar 14, 2013
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| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:27 AM
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'...