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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 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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...

California's Wild Ride: Of Arnold, Jerry, And Various Vanities Fair (And Otherwise)

William Bradley | Posted 12.04.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Jerry Brown, oddly, isn't mentioned at all in a rambling feature in the new Vanity Fair which is seemingly about the challenges he faces and, ostensibly (given the title, "California and Bust"), the state he governs.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'I Was Made For The World'

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles

I'm not into the local stuff. I was made for the world. That's Arnold on himself in Vanity Fair's very in-depth interview with the Governator regar...

'Moneyball' Author Lays Into Critic's Poor Review

The Moviefone Blog | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

"Billy [Beane] called me and said Keith Law had sent him his review. I looked at it and I thought, What's he talking about?" Lewis told Moviefone earl...

Toiletries Delivery for Travelers: The Next Big Idea?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

Everyone knows that air travel is a lot less fun than it used to be. Not only do we have to pay extra for things that used to be free, such as food an...

Michael Lewis' Prophetic 1989 Japan Disaster Piece

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Months before publishing 1989's Liar's Poker, the canonical account of life inside 1980s Wall Street, Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, wrote an...

A Perelman Cultural Mashup, or: Oh, Those Oscars!

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

During this year's Oscars, there was so much live blogging it could make you pine for zombies. Not that dead Tweeting would have been an upgrade, ther...

Michael Lewis Sued For 'The Big Short'

Reuters | Grant McCool | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Lewis, best-selling author of "The Big Short" about the mortgage meltdown, has been sued for defamation by an asset manag...

Adam Smith and the Wall Street Bonuses

John Paul Rollert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Paul Rollert

In Smith's vision of capitalism, market failure and moral failure went hand-in-hand. Yet Smith realized that it was vanity, not prudence or restraint, that kept the wheels of capitalism turning.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Days Are Numbered, But It's a Big Number

Lawrence G. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence G. McDonald

Is there anything new we have learned in the FCIC's report? Are there clear recommendations that will help prevent another financial crisis? No. The commission was divided by politics.

McLean and Nocera's All the Devils Are Here

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

This is the deep background of the financial crisis -- a clear-eyed introduction to the post-industrial jungle with its networks, frictionless interchanges, murky sense of accountability and unexpected consequences.