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Michael Lewis

Label Yourself and Your Business Before Someone Else Does

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

Interestingness is the instigator, the hardy pigeon that can carry your message most anywhere. Interestingness makes a message get heard above the no...

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a time when reading seems to be less of a priority for people, it was heartening to see so many willing to give money to the Chicago Library Foundation and celebrate the Chicago Public Library and Chicago authors.

RAW VIDEO: Nursing Home Patient Catches Fire, Left To Smolder

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime

A man smoking a cigarette at a Chicago nursing home caught fire and died as frantic staff scrambled to put out the blaze. CBS Chicago reports that...

Investors Who Bet Against the Market: Goldman Sachs Trader Convicted

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Someone once told me that it isn't hitting the pavement after jumping out of a high-rise building that kills you, it's the sudden stop. When I first ...

Writers on Writers: Jennifer Kahn Asks Michael Lewis, 'What the Hell?'

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.05.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

hat amazes me about Michael Lewis -- what has mystified and obsessed me since I first met him in a class he was teaching at UC Berkeley a decade ago -- is his confidence.

Why Botox Can Actually Make You Depressed

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.26.2013 | Fifty

Botox injections may be designed to reduce wrinkles but they also may leave you feeling blue. Cosmetic injections of botox for crows' feet around t...

Bullying Reaches Beyond Schoolhouse Walls

Randy Rosenberger | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Randy Rosenberger

As former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice showed the most repellent on-court demeanor since Bobby Knight, outside observers have voiced their annoyance about the rise of dictatorial coaches. However, the fact remains the coach-as-bully is learned behavior and it starts early.

Why Don't Newspapers Take Unsolicited Submissions Seriously?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
Michael Hobbes

A lot of people are sitting on fascinating stories about the places where they work, where they live, what's happening in their lives. This is what journalists, what journalism, are supposed to be concerned with.

Michael Lewis: 'Goldman Needs To Be Busted Up Into Smaller Pieces'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

Michael Lewis, he of Liar's Poker and Big Short fame, says that it's about time to break up the banks. "Along with the other too-big-to-fail firms...

Shaking Hands With Obama in the Oval Office

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | DC
Gary S. Chafetz

The guy had two full-time jobs: running for reelection and running the country. And yet every month he takes about an hour from his schedule to shake hands, chat briefly and take photos with members of the armed forces attached to the White House. Each is allowed one tag-along parent. I won the toss.

Don't Quote Me

David Westin | Posted 11.22.2012 | Media
David Westin

The New York Times's Jill Abramson issued a new policy forbidding "after-the-fact quote approval," except when it's OK. And, she's right on both counts. You can't legislate good journalism. The ultimate responsibility will remain where it's always been: In the audience.

Media Ethics: Issues Raised by Michael Lewis's Obama Article in Vanity Fair

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

By allowing the White House to approve quotations -- which Michael Lewis has admitted to doing for his Vanity Fair piece -- he is surrendering some of his independence as a journalist in exchange for access.

Michael Lewis on Barack Obama's Long Game, Secret Wish List, and His "Lust for Normalcy"

Vanity Fair | Posted 11.14.2012 | Media
Vanity Fair

The project started when Lewis had some time between books, and asked himself: "What would I like to do?" Before long, he realized he'd like to "spend time hanging out with Obama and see what being president is like." No small order.

Michael Lewis: Obama 'Exactly Like A Wall Street Trader'

Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

Storied public servant President Obama has a lot more in common with those Wall Street-types than you might think. Michael Lewis, the author of Li...

Michael Calderone

White House Gives Journalist Unprecedented Access | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.12.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday morning, author Michael Lewis described his extensive access to President Barack Obama for a much-anticipated Vanity Fair profi...

One Cheer for Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
John Thompson

I'm rooting for Common Core. Anything would be better than the humiliation of today's bubble-in testing.

Notes from My (Book)Shelf: Week of June 11, 2012

Roxanne Coady | Posted 08.13.2012 | Books
Roxanne Coady

I know he needs to spend alone time with David Foster Wallace and Michael Sandel and so many others. So what's a parent to do? I know -- I'll send him a new book each month then I never have to stop introducing him to new ideas and new thinking.

Michael Lewis: The Volcker Rule Should Push Even Harder

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

The Volker rule should push even harder to curb banks' bets with their own money than it would do as presently constructed, according to Michael Lewis...

Michael Lewis: It's A Bad Idea To Give Millions To 24 Year-Olds Who Don't 'Know Anything Really'

Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

When the history books make their judgments about pre-crisis Wall Street, they'll come down hard on those salaries for twenty-somethings -- at least a...

Movie Versus Book: Oscar Nominee 'Moneyball'

Posted 02.21.2012 | Books

The rivalry between books and movie adaptations is as hotly disputed and long-standing as that of the Yankees and the Red Sox. Enraged fans hoot and h...

Michael Lewis' Coach' To Be Made Into Movie

Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment

In case you haven't gotten your fill of impassioned sports movies based on books, Disney has just announced plans to adapt another story from "Moneyba...

Author Michael Lewis Admits to Stealing Mug From Stephen Colbert

Jesse Draper | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Jesse Draper

Michael Lewis has become recognized as a leading expert on the financial crisis, regularly appearing on various national talk shows. Recently, Lewis admitted to stealing mugs from every TV show he goes on.

Who Blinks First? Bad Bets in Europe and America

Charles Kolb | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business
Charles Kolb

America's future can be seen clearly in today's European crisis over sovereign debt. What is not clear is the path our country will take to resolve our own economic crisis.

Struggling East Bay Town Finally Recovers From Bankruptcy Nightmare

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

After spending three years as one of the highest-profile municipalities in the nation to go bankrupt, the Northern California city of Vallejo has emer...

WATCH 'Moneyball' Author Discusses Film Adaptation On Daily Show: 'I Thought It Was Gonna Suck'

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books

Last night on The Daily Show, Michael Lewis spoke with Jon Stewart about his newest book, "Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World." His journalisti...