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SANDS: In a digital age, chess writers still go by the book

- The Washington Times

There are software programs that can beat the strongest grandmaster in history. Videos of top grandmasters explaining the secrets of their favorite openings are big sellers. The lowliest club player can purchase databases with millions of searchable games dating back to when Ruy Lopez was still in the seminary.

Grammy winner John McEuen (above) will be joined by ex-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band members Les Thompson and John Cable for Thursday's show at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia. Lori McKenna (below) is appearing on Thursday at the Birchmere in Alexandria. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

Country Times: Experience Nashville in D.C.

You just have to put a bit more effort into seeking out shows here than you do in Music City. You might not realize that you can create own Americana Music Festival wherever you are.

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Tim Gunn sizes up first lady fashions do's, don'ts

- Associated Press

Michelle Obama went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope and got an approving nod, but not all first ladies fared as well - Hillary Rodham Clinton among them.

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Police say the investigation into the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has turned up a lead in Harrington's 2009 disappearance and death. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police, File)

Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case

- Associated Press

Morgan Harrington's parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter's killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women.

Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive

- Associated Press

Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.

This photo released by Fox shows, Lea Michele, left, and Chris Colfer, in a scene from "Glee." The media advocacy group GLAAD on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, released its annual report on diversity on TV, including depictions of gay characters. (AP Photo/Fox, Eddy Chen)

GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV

- Associated Press

Television has increased and improved its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday.

Iditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman Channel

- Associated Press

Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain.

Students explore new uses for historic building

Associated Press

The owners of the Railway Exchange building in downtown St. Louis are teaming with architecture students at Washington University to explore new uses of the historic property.

Jeter launches site to connect athletes to fans

- Associated Press

Derek Jeter was one of the world's most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he's joining media with a new website devoted to delivering athletes' "unfiltered" views to the fans.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, singer-songwriter John Mellencamp poses for a portrait to promote his 22nd album "Plain Spoken" at the Greenwich Hotel in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File)

John Mellencamp and his impressive co-authors

- Associated Press

John Mellencamp feels he has some impressive co-writers for his latest songs, like playwright Tennessee Williams and folk legend Pete Seeger.