This is an article I never expected to write.
Gavin Smith died last night.
Wait. Did I just type those words? Gavin Smith died? What the fuck?Read More
Sometime in early February 1990, on the upper floor of the United States Embassy in Bucharest, a telephone rang.
I was in that room, the office of the Deputy Chief of Mission.Read More
Prompted by a reader suggestion posted yesterday on social media, I was inspired to compile the following list of monsters and madmen….Read More
Chris Moneymaker’s stunning storybook victory in the 2003 World Series of Poker is rightly remembered as the seminal event when poker went from smoke-filled backrooms to boardrooms and living rooms. It the moment when poker grew up. It’s the dividing line between the good old days and the modern era. It ignited what became known as “the poker boom.”Read More
Something strange happened to me today.
I had coffee with a buddy of mine. Let’s call him “Rick.”
Rick told me this story. The previous day, Rick ran into a mutual friend of ours at a restaurant. Let’s call the mutual friend “Randi.”Read More