• Calendar

    July 18, 2013
  • News

    March 1, 2012

    The Feds Attack Online Poker

    On Black Friday, The Justice Department killed a $2.5 billion industry.

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    Saying Goodbye to Dwaine Caraway, the Mayor of our Dreams

    Here's hoping the next guy is just as bold and bumbling.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Overstuffed on Turkey? Hah.
    Real (19th Century) Men Eat Quail.

    Would you quail at eating quail?​Eating too much turkey's become a November tradition, but quail was once the fowl of choice for diners set on overindulging. As David Wondrich notes in his splendid new book, Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, 19th-century sports were terri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Dan Michalski Posts Best Poker Video Ever

    Fine -- so that's overselling it by just a bit. Nonetheless, great filmmakers zoom in on the little details -- beads of sweat, shifty eyes, restless hands and, now, bouncing feet. Over the weekend, whilst waiting for Plano boy Josh Evans to bust out of the 2007 World Series of Poker, which has nearl ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Coffee Nods

    Grown (Hardcore Casual)

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Yeah, People Still Play Poker--When SWAT Isn't Arresting Them

    Friday night was not a good time to get dealt in at an underground poker game. According to Friend of Unfair Park Dan Michalski--and a bunch of eyewitnesses posting their accounts to Dan's Web site, SWAT busted three cardrooms on Friday: Jackie's, JB's and Ace-High (the latter o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    All In This is our friend Shane. He got into the WSOP after winning La Riata. The guy's adorable, isn't he? If you need to find me tomorrow around, oh, 3 p.m., I'll be here: playing poker at the La Riata Gala & Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at Union Station. The thing ain't cheap, but, of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2006

    Why the Spurs Lost

    Because they were more interested in playing poker with Phil Hellmuth--who I once told to "shut the fuck up, seriously," which makes me the 482nd person to do that last year alone--than beating the Mavericks. At least, that's the impression The Poker Brat gives in this piece appearing today in the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Trying Not to Be a Butthead

    Dan Michalski/ In the "Really, That Did Not Happen" Department, Observer art director Mike Simmons stares down 2004 WSOP champ Greg Raymer. If you happen to see 2004 World Series of Poker main event champ Greg "Fossilman" Raymer around town this week, you'll probably be tempted to ask ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005

    Full House

    Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan show poker's Aces and Kings

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005
  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Ball Games

    Poker and Monday Night Football go hand in hand at Firewater

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2004

    Give 'em Hellmuth

    Poker's crybaby's had his share of Bad Beats and Lucky Draws

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Top Pair

    Clonie Gowen, Dallas-based poker maven

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Vice City

    Plus: Lush Ladies; Kill Your Tv

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Dynamite Dave

    David Williams won $3.5 million finishing second in poker's grandest tourney, but dammit, that's just not good enough

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Poker Face

    Clonie Gowen is good for poker. So, how good is Clonie Gowen?

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Good Muck

    You gotta know when to hold ’em

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    August 7, 2003
  • News

    July 24, 2003


    More square than Rounders, our columnist finds new friends who'll take his poker money

  • Culture

    May 15, 2003

    All In

    We've become a poker nation, so deal me in

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    The Player

    Dallas' T.J. Cloutier may be the best tournament poker player in the world--even though he's never won the "big one." You can bet on it.

  • Film

    December 5, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Calendar

    January 12, 1995