Article

How to Count Cards—and Not Get Caught

Tips from Holy Roller David Drury

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

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UW Alum Argues Poker Should Be Mandatory at Biz Schools

How to succeed in business without really bluffing.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

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Holy Rollers Film Stacks the Deck

Seattle’s card-counting blackjack team the Holy ROllers has a big guy on its side: God.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

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Internet Gambling: Washington Hold ’Em

How the Evergreen State killed internet gambling.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

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Washington’s Lottery’s Best Bets, By the Numbers

The Washington Lottery, by the numbers.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

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5 Questions for Poker Pro Alex Fitzgerald

Advice from poker pro Alex Fitzgerald of pocketfives.com and pokerheadrush.com.

04/24/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

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Washington Casino Guide

Sizing up four Seattle-area casinos: Emerald Queen, Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, and Tulalip Resort.

04/17/2012 By Matthew Halverson, James Ross Gardner, Karen Quinn, and Laura Dannen

Smashmouth Filmmaking

A Chat with Undefeated’s Oscar-Winning Director T. J. Martin

The documentary finally opens in Seattle this Friday.

03/28/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Puberty Lady Julie Metzger Talks About Sex

What Julie Metzger, co-author of Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?, talks about when she talks about sex.

03/23/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Picnik Crashers

Why did Google kill Picnik, Seattle’s prized picture-editing site?

03/23/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Cranium Founder Richard Tait’s New Big Idea

Cranium founder Richard Tait’s new big idea: Golazo, an all-natural energy drink specifically for the soccer mad.

03/07/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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The Oldest Living Girl Scout Is One Tough Cookie

At 110, Emma Otis is the oldest living Girl Scout—not to mention Washingtonian.

03/07/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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The Smartest Sucker in the Room

From his humble trailer in northern Washington State, Scott Stuart ran a decade-long investment scam so lucrative you’d think he was a lifetime con artist. The truth is, everything he knew he learned from the Nigerians who bled him dry.

03/02/2012 By Matthew Halverson

Film Review

In Chronicle, Should We Have Sympathy for the Devil?

Today’s antihero is a teen with superpowers who ransacks Seattle.

02/03/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Boxer Queen Underwood, 2012 Olympic Hopeful

The "queen of the ring" trains for Olympic boxing.

01/25/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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Paul Allen’s Unlikely Space-Faring Venture

Paul Allen space project Stratolaunch won’t blast off until at least 2016. In the meantime, keep an eye on Space Exploration Technologies, the Silicon Valley startup founded by Tesla Motors mogul Elon Musk.

01/25/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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One Woman’s Quest to Solarize Magnolia

Magnolia will be the site of Northwest Seed’s next Solarize campaign, thanks in large part to Pam Lewis, chair of Sustainable Magnolia.

01/25/2012 By Matthew Halverson

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1962 World’s Fair 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, the 1962 World’s Fair did more than just celebrate global culture. It put Seattle on display, inspired world leaders, and erected a certain needle-shaped tower. A look at the 184 days that changed Seattle—and the world—forever.

01/20/2012 With Kathryn Robinson, Matthew Halverson, Laura Cassidy, Christopher Werner, Laura Dannen, Brian Colella, Allecia Vermillion, and Janet Pelz By James Ross Gardner and Allison Williams

Film Fan

5 Movies We’re Dying to See

What’s in our film critic’s DVD queue this holiday week?

12/23/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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A Tuskegee Airman Goes to the Movies

In the George Lucas–produced movie Red Tails, Hollywood will tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen this month. George Hickman knows more than the plot.

12/23/2011 By Matthew Halverson