I’m writing this eight hours after the shocking headlines that left so many of us feeling anguished and helpless. Whatever the eventual scope of Vladimir Putin’s “special military operation” by the time you read this, it’s a good moment to consider the question of what is and isn’t a real country and how worried we… Continue reading Yes, Ukraine Is a Real Country
A year ago, the concentrated financial power and frustration of millions of novice stock traders rocked Wall Street, alarmed Washington and turned journalists into armchair sociologists. The stranger-than-fiction story sent both publishers and Hollywood studios scrambling to tell it. I’m one of the lucky people who got paid to delve into GameStop mania in the… Continue reading The Psychology of the Meme Stock “Revolution”
My first impression of a person who reviews others’ work for a living came at age 12 from watching the Mel Brooks film History of the World Part One where we’re introduced to Ugg, the world’s first artist, and then the world’s first art critic. He delivers a scathing verdict on Ugg’s cave painting without… Continue reading LA Times and The Economist Reviews!
And recognize a troll when you see one. If you know me at all then you’ve been bombarded with messages about the book. I hate to be annoying, but I also hate to see a year of hard work go unacknowledged. If too few people buy a book then it turns into a vicious cycle… Continue reading Be Like Ron Weasley
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I manage and edit the Wall Street Journal’s “Heard on the Street” column, with writers based in New York, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and Sydney. Sometimes I still get to write.
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