Picture Of The Day: Girls In Chess

Picture Of The Day: Girls In Chess

Yesterday, I wrote about seeing an MC Escher exhibit that takes up two floors at the St. Louis Chess Hall Of Fame, but I neglected to mention what’s on the third floor: a brief history of chess. It honors the greats of the game, past and present, with details of...
The Thirteenth Floor

The Thirteenth Floor

I got into an elevator and noticed something I’ve rarely seen — a button for the 13th floor! Most buildings of this size skip that number because it’s supposedly unlucky. Those who believe that nonsense — especially those who go to the “14th” floor — are fooling no...
Internet Heroes Of Genius

Internet Heroes Of Genius

In the late 1990s, Bud Light ran a series of commercials paying tribute to Real Men Of Genius. Conceived by copywriter Bob Winter and art director Mark Gross – and co-created with copywriter Bill Cimino – at DDB Chicago, the hilarious commercials mockingly honored Mr....