‘Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions 2021 crowns Sam Kavanaugh winner of $250K grand prize

This year’s “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions has a winner. The 10-day trivia battle ended Friday with Minnesota substitute teacher Sam Kavanaugh taking home the $250,000 first-place prize. Jennifer Quail, a wine-tasting consultant from Michigan, won $100,000 for finishing second, and Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a reference and instruction librarian from Oregon, took $50,000 for coming in third. All-star former player Buzzy Cohen, who won […]

Review: Amazon’s sci-fi anthology ‘Solos’ is a star-studded oddity

If there’s one thing you can tell about Amazon’s “Solos,” it’s that it is the ideal kind of TV show to film during a pandemic.  The new science fiction anthology series (streaming now, ★★ out of four) from David Weil (“Hunters”) is an interesting thought experiment, a collection of short stories starring one or two characters (or multiple […]