Even Money

Andrew J. Pridgen
Even Money tracks the social and economic implications of gambling our way through late-capitalism feat. the Daily 3 (recommended wagers for the craven.)
Created 25 Jan 2020
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  • Already Burned Out
    17 Sep 2021about 20 hours ago • 5 min read
    At some point this weekend, when you’re out propping up your 12-foot skeleton, slicing up orange slices for soccer, or trying to coordinate with friends an outdoor spot where you can meet up with mask...
  • Done with Unfinished Business
    15 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    I’m an annoying communicator. Send me an email, and I’ll sit on it for three hours, three days, three weeks, three months—or longer. Spin the wheel. ...And then, one day, you’ll have a 2,800-word vers...
  • Twenty Years On
    10 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    I’m sure you’ve heard by now. I know you’ve seen the teasers. Tomorrow is 9/11, The Anniversary—twenty years in the making. Hooray, we did it! We somehow managed to give them their exact desired outco...
  • What About Your Pens...
    08 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Our AP History instructor junior year of high school was Jerry Larkin, an ageless, animated (and agitated) scholarly sort who survived off a teachers' salary but was decidedly rich in disdain for the ...
  • Judging Then Shedding the Recent Past
    01 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    It’s increasingly difficult for me to enjoy reading 20th-century columnists, those who made me want to do this in the first place. Their works feel like ancient tomes left by aliens, illustrative of n...
  • Regressive to the Point of Failure
    25 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    When I moved to Lake Tahoe in my early 30s, it felt regressive. And I wasn’t the only one who thought that I’m sure. But I went ahead and did it anyway. Where I grew up, you were supposed to do someth...
  • The West is on Fire as the Rest of Us Drown
    20 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    A friend, writer, and former coworker was a big kayaker. Mostly rivers and rapids up in the Sierra. She was at a level where she was starting to compete at regional events; she was good at it, pretern...
  • Giving the Raiders Credit for Doing the Bare Minimum
    18 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Most days, I’d rather douse myself in dry brush and light myself on fire than give even a side-eye to something the Raiders organization did right. But sitting here at the end-times Internet cafe with...
  • As MLB Surges with Young, Diverse Audiences, They Double Down on Old White Men
    13 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    I’m not sure why, but I’ve developed (rekindled?) a crush on baseball this season. Maybe it’s because I took the last few off, especially 2020 when it just didn’t seem right to be doing anything but s...
  • 'We' Don't Have a Problem
    11 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Thanks to the Delta variant, the coronavirus is having its hot virus summer in places like Florida, where as of Monday, one in four hospital beds in the state had a COVID-19 patient in it. The CDC rep...