Lonnie Smith’s is your classic Cinderella story…if Cinderella happened to beat up mascots and climb mountains of blow.
The world of poker is a strange place, one where great elation and great tragedy walk hand-in-hand through the busy intersection of chance and fate. But what of those who play it for a living?
Disagreeing with someone on the Internet is the entire reason there is an Internet, right? Well, after surviving this tale, you’ll never criticise again.
Rich Jackson’s #Long Reads features The Huffington Post, one man’s escape from embezzlement and the awkward history between Judaism and pork.
Rich Jackson’s weekly #longreads: how the press ended Bernie Sanders’ run for presidency, the unclimbables of north-west Canada, and the two-facedness of ISIS and revival of Shia in Iraq.