Ye Tongxin, a 48-year-old school-bus manager in Nanjing, has been training for 10 years to slice cucumbers with playing cards. His current best is to cut through 12 cucumbers in 42 seconds. If he can manage to cut through 18 in under 60 seconds, he will set a new Guinness World Record. Card throwing ... More >>
Killing livelihoods and a $2.5 billion industry, the feds attack Internet gambling
This week in the Voice, out today: Chris Parker details the Feds' crackdown on online gambling. He says of players' hopes: "When you've turned nothing into something once already, you tend to feel like you can do it again. There's faith your luck will turn. Perhaps it's delusion. But for a professio ... More >>
viaIn today's news that doesn't surprise us at all, because we are highly sophisticated peoples of expensive tastes, two East Village penthouses owned by the same dude are connected by a slide. Well, of course they are! How would you connect your East Village penthouses? What's that, you don' ... More >>
Funnymen play serious poker for charity
Presenting your All Tomorrow's Parties NY House band. . . In the early 2000's, the shits 'n' giggles folks at snarkier-than-thou Chunklet Magazine plopped recording engineer god and Shellac guitarorrist Steve Albini on its cover, screaming: Is This Guy The Biggest Asshole In Rock? That infamous is ... More >>
Long left off the list of performance-enhancing drug abusing "athletes," poker players are finally having their day in the sun. A new study from Nova Southeastern University found that 80 percent of the 198 players interviewed reported using drugs and other substances to enhance their perform ... More >>
Ever wonder what online poker companies think of you, the consumer? Well, on the heels of our piece in this week's Voice about James Giordano and Internet gambling, someone forwarded us an investment bank's analysis of an online poker company named PartyGaming. Advocates of online poker lik ... More >>
From Bluff magazine to court, James Giordano was wired for success until Queens prosecutors captured him in their web
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Today the Daily News takes a cue from yesterday's Post and places accused madam Kristin "Billie" Davis on the front page to tout their exclusive on Davis' "little black book," which is actually a spreadsheet with loads of details about the johns who frequented Davis' three (!) operations. One of the ... More >>
Don DeLillo sorts through the emotional dust of 9/11 in Falling Man
Writing about playing poker with a writer famous for winning at poker? I'm in!
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