When We Held Kings
: The oral history of the 2003 World Series of Poker
, in which an amateur named Moneymaker
turned $39 into $2.5 million and the poker boom was born.
[The principal] strode in front of the astonished student body in December with the $6,000 VGo robot ... "Meet the new electronic Lyndon," the principal announced. "Don't touch him when you pass him in the hall. Give him space. Don't sneak up on him—he doesn't have rear-view mirrors. Let him be like the other kids. Don't ruin it for him. This is Lyndon's only way to be a part of you."
Lyndon Baty's compromised immune system means he can't go to school. So his robot goes for him. [more inside]
Launching at 12:00PM ET today is Grantland.com
, a new site from ESPN's Bill Simmons
which will feature longer-form articles and a mix of sports and pop culture, with an impressive roster of contributors
, including Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman. The site takes its name from the legendary early-20th-century sportswriter Grantland Rice