| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Being a guy, I have taken a number of guy-endorsed precautions to guard against the flu. For example, until further notice, the five-second rule governing the edibility of food that has hit the floor had been modified into a three-second rule.
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 5:52 PM
The chess clubs at Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Boonsboro Middle School and Boonsboro High School recently competed in the MCA West Frederick Scholastics Chess Tournament at West Frederick Middle School.
More than 130 players from around the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Check out festivals and events in February across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Through Feb. 3: 24th Annual Zora Neale...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Open house — "Making Winter Memories," an open house event, is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Event offers crafts, activities and light refreshments. Free; donations appreciated. (231) 526-9771.
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:59 PM
Jerry Seinfeld’s eponymous sitcom was, famously, about nothing. But, of course, it was about everything: the minutiae of human interaction on a molecular level.
In his first visit to Hard Rock Live Friday night, the comic showed that he...
| Jun 12, 2013
As you get older you find yourself thinking more and more about your brain.
Actually, it's your brain that's spending more and more time thinking about your brain.
But then when your brain is thinking about itself, it is actually thinking about you...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Most people have heard about the bout of "Tulipmania" that spread through the Netherlands in the 17th century, but few know about "Pteridomania," or fern madness. In the 19th century, ferns were part of a popular health regimen. People would go into the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Some writers are haunted by their shadows. Vince Gilligan sees a dance partner.
There's a night spent in the Sofitel Hotel on Beverly Boulevard, circa 1995. Gilligan notices the light from the TV set project his shadow on the wall, and thinks, "Wouldn'...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts.
"I think already with this generation, we'...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Shortly after the proclamation of the new pope, a reporter for U.S. television told his audience that the Catholics of Latin America "have waited 20 centuries for a pope to come from this region."
There were, of course, no Catholics in Latin...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Teams leave the last paradise on earth, Bali, to Hanoi, Vietnam. Dave and Connor decide to quit the race and inform the other top 3 teams, the newlyweds and the Asians. Pam and Winnie decide to keep this fact a secret to the other teams so they won’...