‘Alex Wheatle’ Is a Luck Story

Chronicling the acclaimed British author’s difficult formative years, the latest installment in the ‘Small Axe’ anthology asks how much the randomness of chance influences our fate

Your ‘Lucky Number’ Is Bullshit and You’ll Never Win the Lottery

But there is a way to avoid splitting your winnings, according to a math professor. Welcome to Lotto Game Theory 101

Why Do Bad Things Tend to Happen All at Once?

Short answer: They don’t

‘Beginner’s Luck’ Hardly Ever Involves Actual Beginners

Let’s distinguish between chance and actually being good at something