Here's a nifty short article about the Mechanics Institute Chess Club in San Francisco. Nice pictures, and a nice interview with John Donaldson.
Not much actual chess in the article though. For that, take yourself off to Romania, where the 5th edition of the Bazna King's Tournament gets going in about an hour. Sponsored by the Romanian natural gas company, RomGaz, the tournament takes place in this museum. The lineup is superb, hopefully the games will be superb as well!