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  • Toronto Film Review: 'Pawn Sacrifice'

    The moves are none too surprising but the psychological back-and-forth still compels attention in "Pawn Sacrifice," director Edward Zwick's conventionally well-crafted dramatization of the life of Bobby Fischer. Revisiting that astonishing moment when a...
  • South Florida man has shot at WSOP main event final table

    South Florida man has shot at WSOP main event final table
     As has been the case the past few years, there's a South Florida rooting interest as the World Series of Poker plays down to the final table today.  This time, it's Amir Lehavot, 38, who sits in 11th place as the final 27 players narrow it down to nine...
  • Shining a spotlight on students' skills

    Shining a spotlight on students' skills
    How can the community recognize high school students for their many, varied skills? That is the question local Kiwanians took to the Carroll County public school system six years ago. As a result, the Spotlight on Youth event began. Carroll County Public...
  • Complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

    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...
  • Oak Park students jump at chance to learn human chess

    Oak Park students jump at chance to learn human chess
    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...
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Kirschner

    Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Kirschner
    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...
  • 'Yes Is the Answer' asks the question: Who's afraid of prog rock?

     'Yes Is the Answer' asks the question: Who's afraid of prog rock?
    "Yes Is the Answer" is a collection of 20 essays related to progressive rock and its somewhat less regularly derided cousin art rock. Fifteen of the writers care about the subject, or used to. The other five came along to kibitz — a chess term for...
  • Summary: "Crooning" by Frank D. Gilroy

    Summary: "Crooning" by Frank D. Gilroy
    The unnamed scriptwriter who narrates Frank D. Gilroy's Kindle single "Crooning," set in 1958, doesn't think filming a movie in Havana is a very good idea. But producer and want-to-be-star Dick Powell (a fictionalized version of the real-life actor),...
  • 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...
  • 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...