| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:35 PM
It has been periodically suggested that I have mastered both the art and science of a specific practice. Yes, I have a background in music and a couple of degrees in that field. Yes, I played professionally for decades, and, even though that experience...
| Jul 4, 2013
You can draw a straight line connecting Andrew Bujalski, director of the low-key 2002 indie "Funny Ha Ha," to Lena Dunham, premium cable provocateur.
Otherwise known as the show that launched a thousand think pieces, Dunham's HBO series "Girls"...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:41 PM
By Thursday night the colorful signs have been posted around town declaring “Yard Sale” this way or that.
And by the time it’s 8 a.m. Friday or Saturday morning, yard-salers (those people who like to yard sale) are already out and...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:55 PM
The Red Rooster Coffee House, 202 S. Main St., will host Jazz and Chess Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (June 24).
Ron Parker, Michael Marmorstein and Aldous Ulvog will play keyboards. Ginny Lewis plays trumpet and Ryan Parker plays trombone. Drop-in...
| Jun 23, 2013
Those who never learned that chess is really a grand metaphor for life itself will probably catch on at some point during "Life of a King," a well-intentioned but thuddingly obvious addition to the "Stand and Deliver" subgenre of high-school inspirational...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:11 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:25 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2013
It took about 10 minutes of listening to Brad Keselowski to ponder whether NASCAR really appreciates what it has.
First, he can drive. He is no big mouth with nothing to back it up. He is the defending Sprint Cup champion and will try to build on his...
| 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'...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Shortly after the proclamation of the new pope, a reporter for U.S. television told his audience that the Catholics of Latin America "have waited 20 centuries for a pope to come from this region."
There were, of course, no Catholics in Latin...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Teams leave the last paradise on earth, Bali, to Hanoi, Vietnam. Dave and Connor decide to quit the race and inform the other top 3 teams, the newlyweds and the Asians. Pam and Winnie decide to keep this fact a secret to the other teams so they won’...