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  • IndieCade brings risk-taking games to Culver City

     
    This weekend more than 120 games will be playable on the streets of Culver City as part of IndieCade, a […]...
  • 'The Southern Pie Book,' because you can't ever have enough

    'The Southern Pie Book,' because you can't ever have enough
    Do you want to know how good Jan Moon’s "The Southern Pie Book" is? I spent most of Saturday afternoon tasting pies for Evan Kleiman’s KCRW Good Food Pie Contest – including 60-some cream pies in 100-degree temperatures. But the...
  • 'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology

    'Computer Chess' Examines the Line Between the Human Spirit and Digital Technology
    The default stance of the movies towards artificial intelligence, from HAL 9000 to Haley Joel Osment as robo-Pinocchio, is somewhere between mild unease and shrieking terror. So it's not surprising that there's plenty of paranoia hanging over the heads of...
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Kirschner

    Volunteer Spotlight: Andrew Kirschner
    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...
  • Fun with brain games

    Years ago, a colleague of mine showed me a study about how cognitive ability can start slipping as early as age 50. "I guess that means we only have a limited time left in the money management business," he teased. That study has always haunted me - it'...
  • Saturday's local roundup: Schweitzer, Prillaman advance to men's 45 state clay tennis final

    Tennis: Top-seeded Peter Schweitzer of Williamsburg and No. 2 Henry Prillaman of Newport News advanced to Sunday’s 9 a.m. final of the Virginia State Men’s 45 Clay Court Championships at Hilton Tennis Club. Schweitzer beat Smithfield&...
  • 'We win, they lose'

    Here we go again. The most impressive, or maybe just depressive, aspect of the current debate over what to do about Syria is the air of unreality about it. Words, words, words about Syria -- but only words, no action -- filled the daily news and...
  • Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers

    Brain fitness can include playing training games on computers
    In decades past, if someone mentioned the word "fitness," he or she was probably talking about calisthenic routines performed in a spandex body suit. Today, the term "fitness" is as likely to encompass the body as it is the mind. More than simply...
  • Does a word search puzzle constitute homework?

    Does a word search puzzle constitute homework?
    Your elementary-age kids get a lot of "games" for homework — word searches, jumbles, crossword puzzles, etc. Is this teaching them anything? Parent advice (from our panel of staff contributors) I don't remember most homework being word searches...
  • There's nothing like Jerry Seinfeld at the Hard Rock

    There's nothing like Jerry Seinfeld at the Hard Rock
    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...
  • 'Lives of the Pigeons' at Side Project ★★½

    'Lives of the Pigeons' at Side Project ★★½
    The cantankerous-geezers-in-the-park school of drama gains another intriguing entrant with Sherod Santos' "Lives of the Pigeons," now in a world premiere at Side Project under Adam Webster's direction. The DNA in Santos' work has far more in common with...
  • Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson dies at 55; former Soviet chess player

    Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson dies at 55; former Soviet chess player
    Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson, who was once the world's second-ranked women's chess player and eloped in 1988 with the captain of the U.S. chess team when they were both playing at a tournament in Greece, has died. She was 55. Donaldson, who earned...