Tony Ho Tran

Tony Ho Tran is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Playboy, HuffPost and The Chicago Defender. He’s likely planning a Dungeons & Dragons session right now. He lives in Chicago — the greatest city in the world.

Stories By Tony Ho Tran

Smokin’ Cy DeVry Was the Original Tiger King

How a cigar-chomping, bear-wrestling bricklayer became the unlikeliest celebrity-influencer of the early 20th century...and changed zookeeping forever.

The First and Final King of Bloodless Bullfighting

He pioneered a version of this ancient sport in which animals aren’t hurt, drawing legions of fans to a sleepy Texas border town. His last wish: someone to carry on his legacy.