| Nov 24, 2013
| 12:30 AM
The Greek gods always behaved badly, but in producer Marc Turtletaub's remarkably feeble helming debut, they're merely insipid, despite a heaven-sent cast grossly squandered on the kind of bland comedy reminiscent of 1970s TV series like "Love, American...
| Nov 16, 2013
Ed Sloman spends a lot of time at work playing games.
Sloman, the owner of Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, says he's probably played thousands of the board, card and storytelling tabletop games he sells, but his all time favorite is Magic: The Gathering...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:09 AM
David Mitchell, whose complex novel “Cloud Atlas” was adapted into a film last year, has quietly hit bestseller lists again as one of three authors of “The Reason I Jump.” He shares credit with KA Yoshida and young Japanese...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's called fishing, not catching.
That must be why I'm not catching anything, though I'm standing in one of the premiere fly-fishing spots in Colorado — the Roaring Fork River on the edge of Aspen (http://www.aspenchamber.com).
It is picture-...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92.
Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82.
The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The origins of the board game Diplomacy can be traced to an old geography book that Allan B. Calhamer discovered while rummaging around with a friend in the attic of his boyhood home in suburban Chicago.
Calhamer was fascinated by the exotic countries...
| Jun 4, 2013
If you think you can't teach an old dog new tricks, think again. According to psychologist and health and wellness expert Dennis Kravetz, not only can you continue to learn as you age, but keeping your brain fit can help you live longer.
"People who are...
| Apr 17, 2013
You figured it would always be this way: you, all your brothers and sisters plus their kids, gathering for holidays or summer barbecues much the way you did when your parents were alive.
Without your dad who died a dozen years ago or your mom who passed...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I have recently begun playing Words With Friends, the online letter game that is addictive, infuriating and biblical, all at the same time.
The latter is true because success in the game seems to be driven via Matthew 7:12: "Do to others as you would...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:43 AM
This summer, Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to submit reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here’s what young writers had to say. Watch for more in the coming weeks.
"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
I read "The Outsiders." Ponyboy...