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After 'Black Friday,' a local poker player's lament

If you think the only thing on television these days other than those silly P90X infomercials is poker, then you're probably on to something.
Know When To Hold 'Em
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  April 29, 2011

Crown Jewel

My neighborhood buddies and I have a friendly Texas Hold 'Em poker game. We've played four times coming into last weekend; of those games my neighbor, Jewel Rechsteiner, the pride of Lubbock, Texas, has won three. She dominates.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 10, 2010

The bulletproof cred of M.O.P.

In their decade and a half as thug-rap ambassadors, Brooklyn's Mash Out Posse have made some moves that lesser outfits might have caught shit for.
Hardcore heroes
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 26, 2009

Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports

College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 07, 2009


If you’re going to make a movie about a subject as non-cinematic as professional poker, you might as well go all in.
A watch watcher
By MARK BAZER  |  April 23, 2008

Were they just bluffing?

The world is full of aggrieved groups: the Kurds, PETA, Boston firefighters. But you probably wouldn’t think to put poker players on the list.
Online-poker players ante up, then fold
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 20, 2008


The worst of your new state budget

The new standard is: Mom and Dad’s taxes are too high; kids should ante up.
Talking politics
By BRAIN C. JONES  |  June 27, 2007

Lucky You

Curtis Hanson’s latest directorial effort sat on a shelf for two years, emitting a whiff of failure.
Hanson puts his money on Hollywood clichés
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  May 03, 2007

Table manners

My first blackjack experience came as a newly minted college grad.
In blackjack experience teaches, intuition sustains
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 29, 2007

Pigeons love poker

Poker reminds me of golf.
It’s a game that even a duffer can win
By COSMO MACERO JR.  |  April 25, 2007

Sleight of hand

Ricky Jay laughs when I tell him he reminds me of Fred Astaire.
Ricky Jay releases an album
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 20, 2007


ID Check: Cassi Hunt

Cassi Hunt feels she’s being screwed.
Screwed (alleged) pirate
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 03, 2006

Victor’s Café

Victor’s is a small storefront done up with linen and elegant lacy napkins to suggest a kind of budget-gourmet experience.
Like walking through the pages of Dostoevsky — in a good way
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 02, 2006