Posts Tagged: Bloomberg

Silly Media Billionaire

"Inside the billionaire's quixotic, costly, and strangely milquetoast foray into opinion journalism" is an article at Chris Hughes' New Republic. At.


Expose: New York City Once Poorer, Full of Poor People, Being Poor

An important follow-up to Upper West Side Jewish Family Found To Be "Left-Leaning"! Now we learn: New York City Once Not A Home To Just The Super-Rich, Also Full of Drugs! Oh yes. This is an amazing expose of Elena Kagan's childhood in a Manhattan "long before Starbucks arrived" (seriously; and yes, I do think they mean "before Starbucks was invented"). Also! Did you know that "regulated rents forced many landlords to sell their buildings to tenant cooperatives"? This is a phenomenal look at history, of New York City seen through a blinding glare that obscures the very recent past to only the most vague of shapes.


Would You Like To Curate 17,000 Star Wars Characters?

"Lucas had already done the cataloging. His company maintained a database called the Holocron, named after a crystal cube powered by the Force. The real-world Holocron lists 17,000 characters in the Star Wars universe inhabiting several thousand planets over a span of more than 20,000 years. It was quite a bit for Disney to process. So Lucas also provided the company with a guide, Pablo Hidalgo. A founding member of the Star Wars Fan Boy Association, Hidalgo is now a 'brand communication manager' at Lucasfilm. 'The Holocron can be a little overwhelming,' says Hidalgo, who obsesses over canonical matters such as the correct spelling of Wookiee and the definitive [...]


The Awl's Noted Pork Arbitrage Theorist Willy Staley On Bloomberg TV

I guess my favorite part of this Bloomberg TV segment on our McRib v. pork market exposé (besides the fact that they talked to actual pork futures analysts!) is when they bring McRibs down to Occupy Wall Street. (That really happened!) I'm guessing they just didn't show the part where the vegans threw them back in the producers' faces? TV is amazing.