Men only, no females. The other requirement is that you must have some sort of...– Chinese business looking for a few good Jews | FP Passport
How did Malley, who was clearly in awe of Armstrong during the interview, manage...– Neil Armstrong breaks silence to give accountants moon exclusive | Science | The Guardian
Under those fiscal conditions, which will occur under current law, growth in...– Can someone explain this math to me? If you contract at a 1.3% pace in the first half and then expand by a 2.3% pace in the second half, don’t you end the year up by something over 1.1% overall? Rather than being up just 0.5%? What am I missing here? OK, never mind, I can’t do math. ...
The top 15 contemporary artists, according to...
1 Bacon, Francis 2 Still, Clyfford 3 Zao Wou-Ki 4 Zeng Fanzhi 5 Rothko, Mark 6 Basquiat, Jean-Michel 7 Warhol, Andy 8 Thiebaud, Wayne 9 Kooning, Willem de 10 Richter, Gerhard 11 Chu Teh-Chun 12 Zhang Xiaogang 13 Botero, Fernando 14 Wang Yidong 15 Fontana, Lucio
If someone at Facebook did whisper in the ear of the underwriters’ analysts...– Facebook Forecast Scandal’s Big Question: Insider Trading? - CNBC
Would Glass-Steagall make things slightly better? Sure. But the next time...– A true classic of the straw-man form from Sorkin, here. He spends an entire column arguing against the people arguing for the return of Glass-Steagall. But then he concedes that the return of Glass-Steagall would actually be a good thing. He just doesn’t like people saying that it’s...
Herbert Matthews sent Ernest Hemingway a letter… Matthews said that he...– Herbert Matthews was wrong. The perfect person to tell Morgan’s saga was David Grann. (Although Matthews could be forgiven for not knowing that, seeing as how Grann wasn’t even born yet.) You. Have. To. Read. This. William Alexander Morgan in the Cuban Revolution : The New Yorker
The David Grann Archive on Longform →
longform: An editor’s pick bonanza, including Grann’s latest, “The Yankee Comandant,” which came out today.
Honestly, we’re prostitutes, we give the customer what they want,” he said. “If...– The Specialists, Prop Weapons Supplier to ‘Men in Black 3’ - NYTimes.com
Facebook IPO question
Is it possible that Morgan Stanley, rather than overestimating demand for the Facebook IPO, underestimated supply? Here’s my point: a bunch of early investors sold out as part of the IPO, paying Morgan Stanley 1.1% for the privilege of having the investment bank sell their shares for them. But let’s say that I’m Eduardo Saverin, and I want to sell a bunch of shares as well....
fred-wilson: Mick Jagger, Arcade Fire, and Nikolai Fraiture on SNL doing The Last Time the whole SNL musical lineup last night was crazy. you can watch here Is Mick Jagger the first person to face the problem of (a) having a wireless mic, (b) not having a mic stand, and (c) wanting to clap his hands? In any case, he came up with the clever solution to this problem, of shoving his mic down the...
Annals of aggregation, Jezebel edition
I went in to the Gawker offices yesterday, and at the top of their Big Board, the number-one most viewed story across all of their different websites was this one, about strapless wedding dresses. It’s 753 words long, and in terms of substance it basically copy-and-pastes the 846-word piece it’s aggregating, at Slate. The Slate piece is more polished, and better constructed, and comes...
From there we went to Boulder, where we stayed for a week so that Rinpoche could...– A Cross-Country Drive With a Guru - NYTimes.com