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Poker Gets Dramatic

9 years ago by Dave Amber
In the evil galaxy of schadenfreude where theater resides, nothing's better than a darkly funny play about hopeless wankers full of big talk and even bigger dreams that you know will never be realized because of their cycles of obsession and addiction, whether it's drugs, sex, or, in the case...

Best Damn Movies of 2006

8 years ago by Nikki Finke
It's official: Hollywood has run out of original ideas. If you thought 2006 was bad, just wait. In 2007, the studios will give up on birthing blockbusters and instead concentrate on cloning them, with sequel after sequel after sequel. Familiar titles will be followed by so many numbers that filmgoers...

Online Poker Faces Assault From the Feds

On family trips back to her grandparents' town in Chile, Paula Barros spent long nights battling it out with her relatives for penny stakes. She was calling bluffs before she turned 10. Later, as a poor actress trying to land gigs in blustery wintertime Chicago, the recent Florida International University...

Letters for April 27-May 3, 2006

Honest Steve Norman has a way with the truth: Finally! An article that exposes the citizens of Deerfield Beach to the truth ("A Long Political Squabble Over a Short Pier," Bob Norman, April 20). At last, a factual account of the people and events that have polarized this city and...

Poker Player Eric Riley, Traveling With $100,000 in Cash, Foiled Two Robberies in One Day

1 year ago by Kyle Swenson
The poker player's white Nikes had just hit the concrete outside New York's John F. Kennedy Airport the night before Thanksgiving. The sky was bruising over with twilight. Terminal 5 was a hectic holiday beehive of passengers hustling for last-minute JetBlue hops. And there was Eric Riley, Jamaican-born, 32 years...
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