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Karen Allen in a scene from "Year by the Sea."  (Los Angeles Times)

‘Year by the Sea’ star Allen recalls starting out in D.C. theaters

- The Washington Times

The actress Karen Allen is no stranger to the nation’s capital. She studied at George Washington and lived in Dupont Circle while trying her hand on the District’s numerous professional theaters as an aspiring actor. She found a plum role in “Year by the Sea,” a new film based on the writings of Joan Anderson that bows in the District this weekend.

John Waite.  (Dave Kapp)

John Waite: ‘Beauty in Imperfection’

For most artists the pre-show backstage waiting can be a tortuous affair full of pacing and anxious anticipation. Not John Waite. Today he transforms from soft-spoken Brit into a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll icon with voice still in prime form. Before his tour stops at Tin Pan in Richmond, Virginia, Wednesday and AMP in Bethesda, Maryland, Thursday, he spoke about purity in song, the joys of touring and why the imperfect is perfect.

Meier-Kovalev after 37...Re8.

Angling for a win — the chess player as fisherman

- The Washington Times

Google “chess and fishing” and you get, well, not a whole heckuva a lot. Both are nonaerobic activities that entail a lot of waiting around, but athletically inclined grandmasters tend to favor tennis or soccer. “Fish” was a term of derision for weaker players favored by Bobby Fischer and other players of his era. There is something called the “Fishing Pole Trap” in the Ruy Lopez that looks nothing like a fishing pole.

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