| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“New York Times” Best-Selling Author Debbie Macomber Cedar Cove TV series comes to Hallmark Channel July 20 What a burst of sunshine. New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber is one of those people who always see the glass as half...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Among the more than 1,000 objects on display in "Stanley Kubrick" -- a massive exhibition devoted to the legendary filmmaker that opens Thursday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art -- the piece that perhaps best captures the director's singular...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:19 PM
About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Thirty students and nine teams received trophies as the top competitors in the systemwide Baltimore County Public Schools Chess Championship held at Cockeysville Middle School on April 27.
This year's competition saw a larger number of students than...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Life on the fringe can be precarious, and this year three small Chicago theater companies with a combined 31 seasons among them decided to call it quits: BackStage Theatre and Caffeine Theatre (both on our best-of compilations in the past) and New Leaf...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:30 PM
More than a hundred chess players, ranging in age from kindergarten to 12th graders, faced off at the American Chess Academy Holiday Championship Sunday at the Maple Community Center in Glendale.
Armen Ambarsoumian, president of the academy, said the...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 8:15 AM
"Long Way Go Down"
Set in a dusty Arizona town not far from the Mexican border, "Long Way Go Down" (from Jackalope Theatre at the Viaduct) unfolds much like a human chess game. Strategy is all-important, and the traps are many.
A long-haul truck...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:00 AM
After his first three moves on Monday, Max Totten, Palm Crest Elementary School’s top chess player, was sure he had vanquished his opponent.
“I thought I was winning,” the fifth-grader said. “Then she came up with a checkmate.&...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:04 PM
First of a I love Talladega. There is something so breath takingly amazing about standing on the photo tower there and watching 43 cars go roaring by at 200 mph in a huge pack. It's pretty awesome. But I have to admit, since watching my favorite Indy...