Benjamin F. Carlson

Chess Impressario Andrew Paulson Wants to be the Don King of the Sport of Kings
Can reality-TV tricks make chess a ratings hit?
May 13, 2013

Andrew Paulson wants to make chess—chess!—a TV-sports spectacle. A hunky 22-year-old Norweigan prodigy may help him do so.

China's France Fetish
The new rich want wine, cheese, and savoir vivre. Underemployed Frenchmen are glad to deliver it.
April 05, 2013

China's new rich want wine, cheese, and savoir vivre. Thousands of underemployed Frenchmen are moving east to deliver it.