This Week in Boomer History: Kasparov vs. Deep Blue … Nightly Newscast … Peanuts RIP

Notable events from our shared experience On Feb. 10, 1989, Ron Brown becomes the first African American to head a major U.S. political party. Later named U.S. secretary of commerce – also the first African American to hold that post – Brown dies in a 1996 plane crash in Croatia. What’s the opposite of a love letter? On Valentine’s Day 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issues a “fatwa” encouraging Muslims to kill author Salman Rushdie for blasphemy in his novel The …

Wanted: Brain Gamers

You heard that right. Could just playing a game for 15 minutes a day keep you sharp? What if you treated it like an actual sweaty workout? You’d start with a warmup, get into a “workout”, and “cool down” when you’re done. After all, your brain is a muscle too. The folks over at ThinkFun are looking for people who’d be up to test this theory out. They’ll send you the games (one involves chocolate!) and ask you to spend …