Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

This piece by my friend Jamy Ian Swiss about legendary card magician Harry Lorayne — and the accompanying videos of him in action — are well worth your time, and will likely end with you shaking your head in...
Wish I’d Seen Them

Wish I’d Seen Them

Some friends who saw the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” were talking about how much they wish they’d been able to go to a Queen concert at the height of the band’s popularity. That led to a discussion of which acts from the past we each would have...
He’s Punctual, Too

He’s Punctual, Too

Bob Robinson e-mails: I enjoyed your piece about punctuality, as I can relate. I spent nine years in the USAF, and will always remember one particular event that occurred at my last assignment. I had a dental appointment scheduled for 2:00PM. I arrived at the check-in...
Punctuality

Punctuality

I can’t stand being late. It’s probably because, for more than 40 years, I had to be on time to work or a lot of people would know about it. To paraphrase Lorne Michaels, a radio show doesn’t go on the air because it’s ready, it goes on the air...
What Script Supervisors Do

What Script Supervisors Do

When I was in New Orleans in 2014 shooting my poker scene with Ben Mendelsohn for “Mississippi Grind,” the script supervisor came over after every take to capture photos of the table, reset the chip stacks, make sure our hands were in the right places, see...
Degen Gambler Story Of The Day

Degen Gambler Story Of The Day

A guy bet $100,000 that he could stay in a dark bathroom with no outside communication or electronic devices for a month. Before I even read the full story, I knew the guy was under 35, with no wife, no kids, and no...