Assistant Liv/Arts Editor

Rich Kassirer

Kassirer is an assistant Living/Arts editor in charge of copy desk production. He previously worked at the Boston Herald, in both the Sports and Living departments, as well as at the Lowell Sun. He publishes an independent music mag/blog called Modern Acoustic.

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Daily Chess column


Daily chess column

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

By , Globe Staff

A pair of peregrine falcons is once again looking to nest under the Sagamore Bridge, where they were recently spotted.

Chess column

By , Globe Staff

This week’s game is between an up and coming Russian player, Ivan Popov and the great, veteran GM, Yuri Balashov. In his day, Balashov was a world championship contender and was the 11th highest player in the world with an adjusted rating of 2715. He also served as a second to Boris Spassky for his “Revenge Match of the 20th Century” against Bobby Fischer in 1992. Now, he is 63 and his rating is a modest, 2442. Ivan Popov is only 22 with a rating of 2605.

Daily guide

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Daily TV movies

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