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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lost Vegas to Appear on a College Syllabus

Thanks to a dear friend of mine who is a college English professor, Lost Vegas will be discussed in one of his classes!

This semester Shamus is teaching a special course titled Poker in American Film and Culture. Man, if I had Shamus as my prof, I would have not ditched class to follow the Grateful Dead and I would have actually gone to class (albeit, I would have been stoned to the bejesus, but at least he's teaching a subject that I'd be thrilled about). Anyway, you can imagine how thrilled (and floored) that I was upon learning that Shamus selected a chapter out of Lost Vegas as part of the required reading for the course. I can't believe that I'm in the mix with the Mount Rushmore of poker scribes, along with several of the most historical pieces of gambling/poker cinema in the history of film making. Now, if I can just figure out how to audit that class...

1 comment:

Short-Stacked Shamus said...

On a day devoted to the WSOP, we read Chapter 35 of Lost Vegas alongside a selection from Jon Bradshaw's tremendous 1975 collection Fast Company.

Made for a very interesting contrast between the intimate scene of the 1973 WSOP described with near-reverence by Bradshaw and the over-commercialized circus you capture in your sketch of a "donkament" from 2008. Good stuff.