| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Chess is known to be a slow game. In Broward schools, it's slow to get started.
A month after school started, about 34,000 students are still waiting for sets being shipped from China for the district's new chess curriculum.
The ship transporting them...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Even with Dwayne Johnson and Dane DeHaan sitting out the season, the next four months will offer plenty of opportunities to check out local talent on the big screen.
From animated films such as "The Boxtrolls" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" to film...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The Cagan Crossings Friends of the Library is sponsoring a chess tournament on National Chess Day, Oct. 11, at the Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont.
The tournament is sanctioned by the United States Chess Federation and...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"Pawn Sacrifice," the chess drama starring Tobey Maguire and Liev Schreiber as Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky, has found a U.S. home.
Andrew Karpen's newly minted distribution company Bleecker Street has acquired the domestic rights to the movie,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
For a few hours over the weekend, the Toronto Film Festival looked like its old self -- a wild game of "Let's Make a Deal." After Chris Rock's "Top Five" premiered on Saturday night to ecstatic reviews, at least three studios entered a horse race to scoop...
| 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-...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:30 PM
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...
| 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...