Chess masters feared that computer programs would suck the artistry out of the game, but the company’s AlphaZero plays with soul

In the world of professional snooker — a game similar to pool, played throughout the U.K. — there is confusion about the word “tactic.”

Loosely put, there are two kinds of shots in snooker. There are attempts to pocket balls and score points, and there are safety shots where the…

Or: how to avoid the boneyard of dead metaphors

I’ve begun to get interested in book reviews. Sure enough, I’ve been writing a book of my own, B & Me: A True Story of Literary Arousal, and everyone who writes a book eventually gets interested in book reviews. But this is different. After a whole bunch of careful study…

J.C. Hallman

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