Thoughts on a Fucked Up Genius: Robert Christgau Reviews Chuck Berry

The Dean of American Rock Critics takes on the late rock 'n' roll pioneer's 'Chuck' and 'The Definitive Collection.'


Could Professional Poker Players Be On The Verge Of Losing Their Livelihoods To Automation?

In a significant development for artificial intelligence, programmers have created a poker AI which is capable of beating the world's best players. So, what does this mean for the future of the game?


How Magnus Carlsen is Making Chess Cool and Wearing His Rivals Down

While Kasparov had his aura, it's Carlsen's resilience under pressure and deep understanding of the game that make him the opponent everyone hates to face.


Why the U.S. Women's Chess Champion Refuses to Play in Iran

In February 2017, the Women’s World Chess Championship will be held in Iran. The U.S. champion, Nazi Paikidze-Barnes, will not be there.


Speakers in the House: Can Washington, DC Be a New Capital for Rap?

The DMV is finally developing a substantial hip-hop scene, and its sound, once defined purely by go-go, is evolving in the internet era.


Marcel Dzama's Most Incredible Thing | The Process

How Dzama's admiration of chess-loving Marcel Duchamp and a variety of other diverse inspirations brought Hans Christian Andersen's 146-year-old ballet to life.


The Hidden Language of Chess Players

In chess as in life, sometimes sometimes you're just a patzer caught in a zugzwang.


A Black and White Game: The Chess Players of Union Square

VICE columnist and former competitive chess champion Giancarlo T. Roma talks to chess players in NYC's Union Square about life and the game.


I Played Chess with GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan

GZA's chess skills ain't nothing to fuck with.


3D-Printed Chess Set Puts Modern Twist On Age-Old Game

Artist Nova Jiang's "Orthogonal/Diagonal" explores various iterations of the game of chess and unites them under a common design theme.


Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion, Is Kind of a Dick

Like we all are sometimes.