Having recounted his own remarkable story of poker addiction, Jay Caspian Kang spends time with Online Poker’s Big Winner in a Times Magazine piece about young online poker millionaries. Video games like Command and Conquer taught one of the highest-flying poker princes the manual dexterity necessary to play up to 20 high-stakes games at once, winning and losing millions of dollars in the process.
Germany is winging in on foreign policy and risks being isolated internationally after rejecting U.N. action in Libya—but as part of NATO, they’re now contributing money. This weekend, Merkel’s CDU lost an election in a rich conservative heartland, having held power there for 58 years. A Green Party coalition took power, thanks in part to Merkel’s flip-flop on nuclear power following Fukushima.