| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:00 PM
"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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:11 AM
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),...
| Jun 20, 2013
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| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:40 PM
"Jobs" opens with a scene of technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001. As the Apple Inc. co-founder makes his way to a small stage, he passes ads for his own company that feature images of Einstein, Gandhi and Bob Dylan. For the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, a pediatrician and psychiatrist who was the founder and director of the division of child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Aug. 5 of a heart attack while vacationing in Bethany Beach, Del. The longtime...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Cinematheque are celebrating the Academy Film Archive's restoration of 19 films directed by the seminal Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray (1921-92).
On Sept. 6 at its Samuel Goldwyn Theatre,...