Features

Customize and search this content list in the "Filter Options" tab above.

Chess not all the moves youth learn at Weber Library tourney

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 14 2014 - 2:57pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Garry Kasparov, a Russian chess Grandmaster, once described the benefits of playing chess as such: "Chess helps you concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 3:00pm


Best-sellers

Contributed
Apr 14 2014 - 1:10pm

The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, April 6, 2014. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. HARDCOVER FICTION1. The GoldfinchDonna Tartt, Little Brown, $30...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 1:10pm


Preview the new Standard.net

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 1:35am

Editor's Note: Click here to view our new look and feel. Please keep in mind we are still undergoing testing and implementation, some oddities and errors are likely to occur.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 13 2014 - 7:30am


Not going to prom? Don’t pout ... that’s the perfect time for a girls’ night out

Olivia Andrus
Apr 11 2014 - 4:00pm

Though it's every girl's dream to attend the prom -- the magical night of lights, dresses, sparkles and dancing -- the ugly truth is that there just aren't enough guys to go around.But no matter. This is the reason "girls' nights" exist! So relax, ladies, if you aren't going to prom, and thank your lucky stars you don't need to worry about dress...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 4:00pm


‘Winter Soldier’ intense

Hailey Johnson
Apr 11 2014 - 3:55pm

Anyone who has seen the newly released "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" movie can agree that "action-packed" is the best way to sum up this motion picture. In fact, I believe that there was twice as much action in the film series as there was dialogue. If you're the kind of person that enjoys movies full of guns, explosions, excessive car...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 3:55pm


Get your butts to school and be on time

Emily Wilde
Apr 11 2014 - 3:48pm

The classroom lays frozen. Thirty-six students sit quietly watching the clock in anticipation for the minute hand to land on the 6. They listen for a buzz, a ding, a siren, a ring, something to indicate they can leave. The ring finally occurs and is quickly followed by the classroom doors being shoved open. The hallways are instantly flooded with...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 3:50pm


Bookmark

Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 11 2014 - 3:21pm

Hastings will be hosting a free four-author book signing event, featuring Utah authors, from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at its Ogden location, 340 E. 525 North.Juli Caldwell will discuss and sign copies of her novel "Psyched," (Firefly Publishing, $11.99).J.R. Simmons, of Roy, will discuss and sign copies of his novel "Ragesong: Awakening...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 3:21pm


CBS moves swiftly with Stephen Colbert replacing Letterman

David Bauder, The Associated Press
Apr 10 2014 - 5:58pm

NEW YORK  -- CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 6:00pm


Filter content results by modifying parameters defined below. Stories and galleries from the last month are displayed by default.

Full or partial headline keywords.
Filter by author first, last, or full name.
Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16
Format: 2014-04-16

Chess not all the moves youth learn at Weber Library tourney

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 14 2014 - 2:57pm

WASHINGTON TERRACE -- Garry Kasparov, a Russian chess Grandmaster, once described the benefits of playing chess as such: "Chess helps you concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 3:00pm


Best-sellers

Contributed
Apr 14 2014 - 1:10pm

The Mountains and Plains Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and MPIBA, for the week ended Sunday, April 6, 2014. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association and IndieBound. HARDCOVER FICTION1. The GoldfinchDonna Tartt, Little Brown, $30...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 14 2014 - 1:10pm


Preview the new Standard.net

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 1:35am

Editor's Note: Click here to view our new look and feel. Please keep in mind we are still undergoing testing and implementation, some oddities and errors are likely to occur.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 13 2014 - 7:30am


Not going to prom? Don’t pout ... that’s the perfect time for a girls’ night out

Olivia Andrus
Apr 11 2014 - 4:00pm

Though it's every girl's dream to attend the prom -- the magical night of lights, dresses, sparkles and dancing -- the ugly truth is that there just aren't enough guys to go around.But no matter. This is the reason "girls' nights" exist! So relax, ladies, if you aren't going to prom, and thank your lucky stars you don't need to worry about dress...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 4:00pm


‘Winter Soldier’ intense

Hailey Johnson
Apr 11 2014 - 3:55pm

Anyone who has seen the newly released "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" movie can agree that "action-packed" is the best way to sum up this motion picture. In fact, I believe that there was twice as much action in the film series as there was dialogue. If you're the kind of person that enjoys movies full of guns, explosions, excessive car...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 3:55pm


Get your butts to school and be on time

Emily Wilde
Apr 11 2014 - 3:48pm

The classroom lays frozen. Thirty-six students sit quietly watching the clock in anticipation for the minute hand to land on the 6. They listen for a buzz, a ding, a siren, a ring, something to indicate they can leave. The ring finally occurs and is quickly followed by the classroom doors being shoved open. The hallways are instantly flooded with...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 3:50pm


Bookmark

Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 11 2014 - 3:21pm

Hastings will be hosting a free four-author book signing event, featuring Utah authors, from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at its Ogden location, 340 E. 525 North.Juli Caldwell will discuss and sign copies of her novel "Psyched," (Firefly Publishing, $11.99).J.R. Simmons, of Roy, will discuss and sign copies of his novel "Ragesong: Awakening...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 11 2014 - 3:21pm


CBS moves swiftly with Stephen Colbert replacing Letterman

David Bauder, The Associated Press
Apr 10 2014 - 5:58pm

NEW YORK  -- CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 10 2014 - 6:00pm

VIDEO: After medical attention, Labrador Buddy's life on the mend

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 4 2014 - 11:53am

He was a skinny black dog, limping on one hind leg and running around loose.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 8:20pm


VIDEO: In the spirit of Jim Henson: Ogden’s Russ Adams competing on TV’s ‘Creature Shop Challenge’

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 23 2014 - 6:28am

The hands of creature creator Russ Adams have brought to life all manner of zombies and werewolves, wild lions and scary Bigfoots.But never -- until now -- a "gutter tuna."That's how Adams lovingly describes the colossal blue fish he helps bring into existence during his stint on the new TV reality show "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 23 2014 - 6:30am


VIDEO: Some interesting tidbits about Russ Adams, creature creator

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 4:38pm

Here are two stand-out facts about Russ Adams, a contestant representing Ogden on "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."* He's color blind. Yes, it's true, this mask and creature designer says he has trouble distinguishing between reds and greens. "Usually, it's human skin tones that give me the most problem," Adams says.Occasionally during the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:22am


VIDEO: Thousands of swans gather in song; graceful birds spend their annual spring layover in the marshes of Utah

Becky Cairns
Mar 15 2014 - 4:55pm

If you've never had the chance to meet Cygnus columbianus, perhaps this is the spring to get acquainted.Tundra swans by the thousands make a stopover every year in the Top of Utah during their annual migrations to and from their home in the Arctic Circle.There they are, those bright white birds bobbing about -- wingtip to wingtip -- on the waters...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 15 2014 - 4:55pm


VIDEO: 125-year-old North Ogden barn turned into a house

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 8 2014 - 10:22am

NORTH OGDEN -- The old barn was a haven for the young boy. Games of pirates and cowboys and Indians played out under its rafters, along with BB-gun practice or climbing on bales of freshly cut hay.The old barn is a haven still for the grown man. A family raised under its strong beams, a gathering place for friends and family, a sanctuary for...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 8 2014 - 10:22am


VIDEO: Shook Twins bring quirky folk to Snowbasin

Linda East Brady, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 27 2014 - 7:00am

The Shook Twins know exactly how to get a venue all shook up. That is their intention when the musical sisters take up a three-day residency at Snowbasin Resort's Cinnabar Lounge this weekend, Feb. 28-March 2.These shows, which will be followed in late May by an opening night set at the Ogden Music Festival, are their first in Weber County. They...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 27 2014 - 11:59am


VIDEO: 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' makes world premiere at WSU

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 26 2014 - 6:40pm

A treasure of Australian literature springs to life on stage Friday, Feb. 28, with Weber State's world premiere of "Picnic at Hanging Rock." In 1967, the Joan Lindsay novel by the same name became one of the most well-known mysteries in Australia. In 1975, it was made into a movie that has garnered a cult following all over the continent. The...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 27 2014 - 10:06pm


VIDEO: Jack and ... the controversy

Becky Wright
Feb 23 2014 - 6:30am

Cinderella was little more than a slave, cooking and cleaning until she got gussied up in pretty clothes, and found a prince to marry her so she could live happily ever after. Snow White was so beautiful that she was forced to flee from a jealous queen/witch who threatened to kill her; she was saved by a huntsman, seven mining men for whom she...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 23 2014 - 6:35am


GALLERY: 56th Annual Grammy Awards

The Associated Press
Jan 27 2014 - 8:59am

Sixteen-year-old Lorde won song of the year for her summer hit "Royals," while Daft Punk and Macklemore also took home top honors.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 27 2014 - 9:00am


GALLERY: Northridge High School's "Marriage of the Elements"

Luke Allen readies himself for his presentation of his assigned element Strontium during a ceremony in Stacey Howells chemistry class at Northridge High School in Layton. Friday, December 13, 2013. (CAMERON MCLEOD/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Cameron McLeod, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Dec 13 2013 - 3:58pm

A ceremony was held representing the bonding of elements from the periodic table in Stacey Howell's chemistry class at Northridge High School in Layton. Friday December 13, 2013.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Dec 13 2013 - 3:58pm


GALLERY: Images from the 2013 American Music Awards

Katy Perry performs on stage at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

The Associated Press
Nov 25 2013 - 12:46pm

Photos by the Associated Press.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Nov 25 2013 - 12:46pm


VIDEO: After medical attention, Labrador Buddy's life on the mend

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 4 2014 - 11:53am

He was a skinny black dog, limping on one hind leg and running around loose.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 4 2014 - 8:20pm


VIDEO: In the spirit of Jim Henson: Ogden’s Russ Adams competing on TV’s ‘Creature Shop Challenge’

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 23 2014 - 6:28am

The hands of creature creator Russ Adams have brought to life all manner of zombies and werewolves, wild lions and scary Bigfoots.But never -- until now -- a "gutter tuna."That's how Adams lovingly describes the colossal blue fish he helps bring into existence during his stint on the new TV reality show "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 23 2014 - 6:30am


VIDEO: Some interesting tidbits about Russ Adams, creature creator

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 4:38pm

Here are two stand-out facts about Russ Adams, a contestant representing Ogden on "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."* He's color blind. Yes, it's true, this mask and creature designer says he has trouble distinguishing between reds and greens. "Usually, it's human skin tones that give me the most problem," Adams says.Occasionally during the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 22 2014 - 9:22am


VIDEO: Thousands of swans gather in song; graceful birds spend their annual spring layover in the marshes of Utah

Becky Cairns
Mar 15 2014 - 4:55pm

If you've never had the chance to meet Cygnus columbianus, perhaps this is the spring to get acquainted.Tundra swans by the thousands make a stopover every year in the Top of Utah during their annual migrations to and from their home in the Arctic Circle.There they are, those bright white birds bobbing about -- wingtip to wingtip -- on the waters...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 15 2014 - 4:55pm


VIDEO: 125-year-old North Ogden barn turned into a house

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 8 2014 - 10:22am

NORTH OGDEN -- The old barn was a haven for the young boy. Games of pirates and cowboys and Indians played out under its rafters, along with BB-gun practice or climbing on bales of freshly cut hay.The old barn is a haven still for the grown man. A family raised under its strong beams, a gathering place for friends and family, a sanctuary for...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 8 2014 - 10:22am


VIDEO: Shook Twins bring quirky folk to Snowbasin

Linda East Brady, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 27 2014 - 7:00am

The Shook Twins know exactly how to get a venue all shook up. That is their intention when the musical sisters take up a three-day residency at Snowbasin Resort's Cinnabar Lounge this weekend, Feb. 28-March 2.These shows, which will be followed in late May by an opening night set at the Ogden Music Festival, are their first in Weber County. They...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 27 2014 - 11:59am


VIDEO: 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' makes world premiere at WSU

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Feb 26 2014 - 6:40pm

A treasure of Australian literature springs to life on stage Friday, Feb. 28, with Weber State's world premiere of "Picnic at Hanging Rock." In 1967, the Joan Lindsay novel by the same name became one of the most well-known mysteries in Australia. In 1975, it was made into a movie that has garnered a cult following all over the continent. The...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 27 2014 - 10:06pm


VIDEO: Jack and ... the controversy

Becky Wright
Feb 23 2014 - 6:30am

Cinderella was little more than a slave, cooking and cleaning until she got gussied up in pretty clothes, and found a prince to marry her so she could live happily ever after. Snow White was so beautiful that she was forced to flee from a jealous queen/witch who threatened to kill her; she was saved by a huntsman, seven mining men for whom she...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Feb 23 2014 - 6:35am


  +