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Viktor Kochnoi: Fighting The Soviet System To Play Better Chess

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

His childhood was harsh; his career difficult. But he spent almost half of his life in the West, able to taste liberty even before the Soviet Union fell. Viktor Korchnoi is one more reminder of the manifold injustices of totalitarian communism.

This Giant Chessboard Is Made Of Refugees And Migrants' Life Jackets

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.14.2016 | Good News

Talk about being strategic. Students, staff and volunteers at University of the Aegean on the Greek island of Lesbos have taken the boats and life jac...

Bulgarian Beginnings: A Stroll in the Park

Rick Steves | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hello Bulgaria. I have an affinity for Bulgaria -- so overlooked and underappreciated...and so charming in a Slavic way. In my student days I spent lo...

Chess: History's Best Game?

Creston Davis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Books
Creston Davis

Of all the games I've played none really compare to the beauty and rigor of chess. Chess combines logic with beauty, rigor with style and lets not forget my favorite part--psychology.

Detroit All-Girls Team Wins Top Prize At Prestigious Chess Tournament

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.02.2016 | Black Voices

A group of eighth-grade girls hailing from Detroit, Michigan, won a battle of the minds on Sunday when they took home the gold at a national chess tou...

How This Chess Grandmaster Uses The Game To Transform Young Lives

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.13.2016 | Black Voices

Maurice Ashley is a man who has expertly mastered the game of chess. He is a three-time national chess championship coach, a two-time author and an o...

America's #2 Chess Player Just Messed Up Big-Time

Zach Young | Posted 03.18.2016 | Sports
Zach Young

Nakamura reached out his hand and gripped his king. Suddenly, his hand trembled and he yanked it backwards. "He touched the king! He touched the king!" Gasped the official commentators, grandmasters Evgeny Miroshnichenko and Alexandra Kosteniuk. "He needs to move it!"

Quantum Chess: Where No Entrepreneur Has Gone Before

A.J. Steigman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business
A.J. Steigman

So what does world renowned scientist Dr. Steven Hawking, Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd, Matrix actor Keanu Reeves, Hollywood actor, director, and screenwri...

Park Hustler Shows Off His Moves In Game Against Black Chess Grandmaster

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.19.2016 | Black Voices

Maurice Ashley, the first African-American to become an international grandmaster in chess, visited his old stomping grounds in New York City to take ...

Did You Know You Can Play Chess In Facebook Messenger?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology

Facebook's nerdy secret is out: There's a hidden chess game in Facebook Messenger that you can play if you know the secret commands. Instead of just ...

What I Discovered When I Became Best Friends With My Ex

Lauren DePino | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Lauren DePino

I met Ross my freshman year in college. Eleven years my senior, he was my philosophy adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was cute, Jewish, and intensely attentive. Just my type.

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in New York City on a Budget: Stores with More

Jacquelin Carnegie | Posted 01.12.2016 | New York
Jacquelin Carnegie

Visit all the great New York sights such as the Empire State building, Rockefeller Center, and the South Street Seaport. But, be sure to stop into these exceptional stores. You'll get to play a game of chess, see magic tricks, get acting tips or take a language lesson.

My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...

Why Daily Fantasy Sports Is Redefining Gambling

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 12.01.2015 | New York
Amy Dardashtian

What is gambling? It's a new question with an old-aged answer. The creation of daily fantasy sports necessitates a change in our country's legal definition of gambling.

RZA Donates To Help St. Louis Youth Find Empowerment Through Chess

OkayPlayer | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices

From “Da Mystery of Chessboxin‘” to that 2012 Liquid Swords special edition chess set bundle, it’s not hard to figure out that RZA has an affi...

How Donald Put Jeb into Checkmate: Beware the Dreaded Zugzwang

Alan Kelly | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Alan Kelly

You can talk about the hair. You can shrink at his hatred. You can marvel at his immodesty. But this carnival barker, Mr. Trump, knows his target and the moves to demolish him.

On the Books: A Dazzling Tale of B'way

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Books
Steven Suskin

Riedel, the polarizing theatrical gossip columnist of the New York Post, knows how to dig into provocative stories. Here he undertakes not a simple scandal, but a century's worth of power struggles that have undermined and -- ultimately -- saved Broadway.

Instilling Hope and Empowering Youth in Ferguson Through Chess

Maurice Ashley | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices
Maurice Ashley

In these times, many of us are asking how we can support our communities and where we can find sources of positive change. Let me offer an unusual but effective way to bring hope and opportunity to our underserved communities: Chess.

"Endgame": Carmen Marrón Makes Inspiring Film About Latino Life

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.25.2015 | Latino Voices

Young José has problems. He lives under the shadow of his athletic older brother. His single mother is stressed out. His best friend has immigration ...

3 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Successful Life

Irene Ross | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

A few simple things will help you give you child a heads up for a happy, healthy and successful life -- and, remember, many of the community programs can be easily replicated in your own area.

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.21.2016 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Minding the Machines

Tom Klein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Technology
Tom Klein

There is no stopping our shared future with intelligent machines, whether this brings us comfort or conflict or both. Those lessons from the Stone Age must surely remain in our bones, and we cannot shake them even as we look ahead to the stars or down at our phones.

Why Chess?

John Koshy | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
John Koshy

If you favor intelligence over strength, then think chess. Unlike some other games, chess does not rely on luck, muscular strength or brute force. It is a brain over brawn exercise and an exquisite art form that has existed for more than 1500 years.

Chess Grandmaster Says Men And Women Are 'Hard-Wired Very Differently'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science

British chess grandmaster Nigel Short is responding to criticism after recently arguing that inherent differences in men's and women's brains may expl...

Weiqi Versus Chess

David Gosset | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
David Gosset

Generally non-confrontational, ready for paradigm change and fundamentally non-ideological, China, which has regained centrality, is increasingly at the source of initiatives shaping the global agenda.