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The New York Public Library Creates a List of 125 Books That They Love

The New York Public Library sure knows how to celebrate a quasquicentennial. In honor of its own 125th anniversary, it's rolling out a number of treats for patrons, visitors, and those who must admire it from afar. In addition to the expected author talks and live events, Patience and Fortitude, the iconic stone lions who flank the main branch's front steps, are displaying some reading material of their own—Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic The Great ...
Tags: Google, Books, Podcasts, Patricia Highsmith, College, New York City, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, George Orwell, Nypl, Libraries, Literature, Harry Potter, Arthur Conan Doyle, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis


The big change Princess Diana's niece Lady Kitty Spencer is making ahead of wedding to Michael Lewis

Princess Diana’s model niece, Lady Kitty Spencer, is set to convert to Judaism ahead of the big day...
Tags: Judaism, Diana, Michael Lewis, Lady Kitty Spencer


Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables (#410)

Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Show! It is — usually — my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time we have a “turning the tables” episode. What does that mean? Well, I will not be the one doing the interviewing. Instead, I will be the one being interviewed by my friend, Ryan Holiday. So who is this Ryan fella? Ryan Holiday (TW/IG: @RyanHoliday) is one of ...
Tags: Facebook, Molly, Lifestyle, Investment, Best, Austin, New York Times, Peter Thiel, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Ben Goldacre, Michael Lewis, Wall Street Journal, Tyler Cowen, Dave Chappelle, Bay Area


The Obamas' first Netflix release, 'American Factory,' won an Oscar. Here's every other movie and TV show they have in the works.

Higher Ground, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's production company, announced its first wave of content in its partnership with Netflix last year. The first of those projects, "American Factory," won the Oscar for best documentary feature on Sunday. The Obamas signed a multiyear deal with Netflix in 2018 that was met with conservative backlash. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle O...
Tags: Obama, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Trends, General Motors, Cnn, Netflix, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Ohio, Donald Trump, Michael Lewis, MGM, Reed Hastings


Meet the 29 power players of podcasting who are pushing original audio production forward as the industry surges toward $1 billion in ad revenue

Podcasting is on the rise, with the industry expected to generate $863 million in ad revenue this year and more than $1 billion in 2021. As the medium becomes more popular, media companies are increasing their efforts with on-demand audio, while independent studios dedicated exclusively to podcasting are stepping up to bat against audio veterans. Business Insider rounded up a list of the most influential people in the podcast production industry, from well-known hosts and founders to executive...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, Hollywood, Nbc, La, Boston, New York City, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, House, New York Times, The Times, Argentina, Hobbs


Republicans are right to come around on climate change

Republicans are finally coming around on climate change and it’s about time. This is both the right policy move and it’s good politics. Win-win. According to Politico, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Bakersfield Republican, is expected to introduce a series of bills to serve as the party’s position on the environment, coming at a time when the party is struggling to attract younger voters who overwhelmingly see climate change as a key issue. Nothing worthwhile ever comes without a few ob...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, House, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Michael Lewis, Mccarthy, Trump, Bakersfield, Kevin McCarthy, Lee Atwater, House Republican


Lady Kitty Spencer, 29, reportedly engaged to fashion tycoon, Michael Lewis, 60

Congratulations are in order for Lady Kitty Spencer, who is reportedly engaged to her...
Tags: Michael Lewis, Kitty Spencer


The 12 podcasts of 2019 you need to listen to

My favorite podcasts of 2019 were those that seemed at first about one thing — Dolly Parton, the reality TV show “Cops,” the mysterious death of New York City punk rocker nearly four decades ago — and carried you away on tangents you never saw coming. Which, mind you, is not to say I lost all of my ardor for the tried-and-true-crime podcasts, such as “In The Dark,” my favorite of 2018, which just this week resulted in the release on bail of Curtis Flowers, a Mississippi man tried six times who s...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Mississippi, La, New York City, America, Sport, Rebecca, Soccer, Missouri, Tennessee, New York Times, Dolly Parton, Richard Simmons, Times, Michael Lewis


Lakers fans are NBA's most loyal and engaged, study says

The Los Angeles Lakers have the NBA's most loyal and engaged fanbase, according to a recent study. Michael Lewis, the faculty directory of Emory University's marketing analytics center, analyzed NBA fan loyalty and engagement using three standard metrics — fan equity (home revenue), road equity (attendance draw for the visiting team) and social equity (Twitter reach) — all controlled for variables like team success and market population. Fan equity, which accounts for how well a team&a...
Tags: News, Nba, Michael Lewis, Los Angeles Lakers, Emory University


Economist Tim Harford just launched a new podcast, 'Cautionary Tales'

In "Cautionary Tales," economist Tim Harford explores why humans are so susceptible to con artists. In the podcast's first episode, Harford uses a famed oil tanker spill to highlight how important it is to admit mistakes. Future episodes compare the Oracle at Delphi with computer algorithms and a famous awards show messing up the envelopes. None Humans are susceptible to cons. We're even more likely to fall for larger-than-life personalities. This isn't me writing about the vague "other humans"...
Tags: Psychology, Berlin, US, Iran, Sociology, Innovation, Philosophy, Cornwall, Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell, Personal Growth, Derek, Delphi, Tim, John Maynard Keynes, Herman


The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far)

The Guardian recently compiled a list of the best books of the century (with a British bent). Here are a few of the picks that caught my eye: 87. Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood — “This may not be the only account of living in a religious household in the American midwest (in her youth, the author joined a group called God’s Gang, where they spoke in tongues), but it is surely the funniest. The author started out as the “poet laureate of Twitter”; her language is brilliant, and she has a com...
Tags: US, Italy, Michael Lewis, Moneyball, Elena Ferrante, Jason Kottke, Lewis, Ware, Gaiman, Ferrante, Barbara Ehrenreich, Chris Ware, Ehrenreich, Patricia Lockwood, JIMMY CORRIGAN, Neil Gaiman From the Sandman


Private equity Moneyball: spring training metrics for post-season glory

“There is an epidemic failure in the game to understand what is really happening.” That’s the beginning of fictional-character Peter Brand’s now-famous speech to A’s GM Billy Beane in the movie Moneyball, which depicts the birth of the sabermetric era of baseball (based on Michael Lewis’ book of the same name). With the MLB playoffs in full swing, we take a look at how Beane’s identification of “winning” metrics and his application of analytics to baseball strategy and player personnel decisions...
Tags: Trends, ERP, Mlb, Michael Lewis, BI, Billy Beane, Beane, PE Deals, Peter Brand, Scott Hatteberg, Hatteberg, Rishi Jain, Rishi Jain J T Cecchini, Performance Improvement Co Head of Western Region, J T Cecchini


Weekend reading: Ben buries Burry in this week’s passive battle

What caught my eye this week. I am sure that with barely a glance at the clicks generated by its last story featuring Michael Burry dissing index funds, Bloomberg has returned to the well to quote him saying more scary-sounding things: Burry, who made a fortune betting against CDOs before the crisis, said index fund inflows are now distorting prices for stocks and bonds in much the same way that CDO purchases did for subprime mortgages more than a decade ago. The flows will reverse at some po...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Marketing, Bloomberg, Bank Of England, Bbc, Boris Johnson, Kpmg, Woodford, Jeremy Vine, Johnson, Halifax, Michael Lewis, Brexit, Stock Exchange


15 Podcasts To Feed Your Mind and Soul

The Wired PR team is always on the lookout for good stories, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise we’re very dedicated podcast listeners, too. In fact, besides helping our clients develop, launch and produce podcasts, listening to them has become among our favorite pastimes.  Here are some of our team’s favorite pods (and they’re as varied as our personalities!):   Beth Cochran, CEO It’s so hard to choose just three. Depending on how I’m feeling or what I need that week, I float between more ...
Tags: Podcast, Alabama, Pr, Michigan, Brian, Npr, Dax, Oprah, Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell, Penn, Morgan, Ny Times, John Wall, Christopher, Turbotax


What I’ve Been Reading

I’ve got a long backlog of books to blog about. Here are some highlights from recent reads. 1. Ties by Domenico Starnone A wonderful novel about marriage, affairs, and family life, written by the person who’s rumored to be have a relationship with Elena Ferrante. Jhumpa Lahiri ‘s introduction is worth the price of admission on its own. Here’s Lahiri: Love is a key word in Ties, a term that is questioned, redefined, shunned, treasured, maligned. At one point Vanda says that love is merely...
Tags: Books, Sales, Michael Lewis, HARRIS, Marianne, Mauri, Sam Harris, Lahiri, Glynnis MacNicol, Trump Presidency, Vanda, Domenico Starnone, Sally Rooney, Ta Nehisi Coates Coates, Elena Ferrante Jhumpa Lahiri


Mick Cronin adds Michael Lewis to complete UCLA coaching staff

Mick Cronin filled out his coaching staff Thursday, adding former Nebraska assistant Michael Lewis as a third and final assistant coach, the school announced. Lewis joins longtime Cronin assistant Darren Savino and former UCLA player and San Diego State assistant Rod Palmer on Cronin’s first coaching staff at UCLA. “He brings experience as a great offensive coach,” Cronin said of Lewis in a statement. “Darren, Rod and now Michael make up a dynamic, experienced and hard-working coaching staff to ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, College sports, Nebraska, Illinois, Michael Lewis, Boston Celtics, Ucla, Michael, Lewis, Brad Stevens, Bruins, Cornhuskers, Fred Hoiberg


UCLA hires Michael Lewis as assistant basketball coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin has hired Michael Lewis as an assistant on his new staff. Lewis spent the last three seasons in the same role at Nebraska, where he worked as the program’s offensive coordinator and helped develop the team’s guards. He also had assistant jobs at Butler, Eastern Illinois and […]
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Nebraska, Michael Lewis, Ucla, Lewis, Mick Cronin, Butler Eastern Illinois


Lady Kitty Spencer confirms romance with 60-year-old fashion tycoon Michael Lewis

Lady Kitty Spencer has gone public with her relationship with fashion tycoon Michael Lewis....
Tags: Michael Lewis, Kitty Spencer


Royal couples' age gaps: from Lady Kitty Spencer to Lady Gabriella Windsor

Lady Kitty Spencer has finally confirmed her romance with fashion tycoon Michael Lewis, who...
Tags: Michael Lewis, Kitty Spencer, Lady Kitty Spencer, Gabriella Windsor


Is the Leonardo da Vinci Painting “Salvator Mundi” (Which Sold for $450 Million in 2017) Actually Authentic?: Michael Lewis Explores the Question in His New Podcast

Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball, The Big Short) has a new podcast, Against the Rules, that "takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness—in financial markets, newsrooms, basketball games, courts of law, and much more. And he asks what’s happening to a world where everyone loves to hate the referee." That is, what happens when we, as a society, lose confidence in the arbiters of truth and fairness? In Episode 5, Lewis focuses on “Salvator Mundi,” a...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Podcasts, College, Michael Lewis, Jesus Christ, Trump, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi


The Obamas' production company announced 7 new Netflix movies and TV shows — here are all the details

Higher Ground, former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, announced the first slate of content in its partnership with Netflix on Tuesday. The Obamas signed a multiyear deal with Netflix last year that was met with conservative backlash. The content includes the documentary "American Factory" that Netflix acquired from this year's Sundance Film Festival and "Fifth Risk," based on author Michael Lewis' "Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy." Former president and...
Tags: China, New York City, Disney, America, Trends, General Motors, Cnn, Netflix, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Ohio, Michael Lewis, MGM, Reed Hastings, Barack


The Obamas are making 7 new Netflix movies and TV shows — here are all the details

Higher Ground, former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's production company, announced its first wave of content in its partnership with Netflix on Tuesday. The Obamas signed a multiyear deal with Netflix last year that was met with conservative backlash. The content includes the documentary "American Factory" that Netflix acquired from this year's Sundance Film Festival and "Fifth Risk," which is based on the author Michael Lewis' "Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy." ...
Tags: China, New York City, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Trends, General Motors, Cnn, Netflix, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Ohio, Michael Lewis, MGM, Reed Hastings


The Obamas Unveil The Projects They’ve Been Working On For Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama on Tuesday unveiled a slate of projects they are preparing for Netflix, a year after the former president and first lady signed a deal with the streaming platform. The Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground Productions, on Tuesday announced a total of seven films and series that Barack Obama said will entertain but also “educate, connect and inspire us all.” Higher Ground is producing a feature film on Frederick Douglass, adapted from David W. Bligh...
Tags: New York, News, Barack Obama, Ap, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Michael Lewis, Barack, Obamas, Frederick Douglass, Summer Concepcion, David W Blight, Higher Ground Productions, American Factory, Steven Bognar


Barack and Michelle Obama Set ‘The Fifth Risk,’ Frederick Douglass Biopic Among Initial Netflix Projects

Higher Ground Productions, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix, has unveiled an initial slate of projects that include adaptations of Michael Lewis’ “The Fifth Risk,” a Frederick Douglass biopic and a period drama penned by Callie Khouri. The content comprises a range of scripted and unscripted projects for a range […]
Tags: Barack Obama, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Michael Lewis, Barack, Frederick Douglass, Callie Khouri, Higher Ground


Moneyball advantage peters out once everyone's doing it

Sixteen years after author Michael Lewis wrote the book Moneyball, every Major League Baseball (MLB) team uses the technique. But a new study shows that while the tool can help a club create a stronger team -- at a lower cost -- it loses its edge once everyone's on to it.
Tags: Michael Lewis, Major League Baseball MLB


Moneyball advantage peters out once everyone's doing it: Rotman paper

Sixteen years after author Michael Lewis wrote the book Moneyball, every Major League Baseball (MLB) team uses the technique. But a new study shows that while the tool can help a club create a stronger team -- at a lower cost -- it loses its edge once everyone's on to it.
Tags: Science, Michael Lewis, Major League Baseball MLB, Rotman


Florida man arrested for burglarizing cars in jail parking lot moments after being released

Michael Lewis had just been released after being arrested on grand theft charges when he allegedly began stealing from cars in the jail parking lot.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Florida, Usa, News, Usa Today, Michael Lewis


AK Monthly Recap: March 2019

March brought me to Guyana. That, far and away, was what dominated the month — my weeklong trip to the little-visited country in South America. It was an unbelievable trip and I can’t wait to start writing about it for you. Honestly, this month was so dominated by work that I didn’t get up to much else. I was working like crazy to write all kinds of solo female travel guides, and I still have quite a few. But even though I was crazy busy this month, I still got a TON of books in. Behold: March ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Featured, Beyonce, Wales, Obama, Mexico, Stanford, Tim Burton, America, Los Angeles, Blog, Earth, Colombia, Harvard, Britain


New name beat: Fifth City

Maybe it’s because I was reading The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis’s 2018 book about how the current administration in Washington is “government led by the uninterested,” as NPR put it, but my first response to the announcement last week of the Fifth City makeup brand was: What are the first, second, third, and fourth cities? It could have been worse: They could have called it Fifth Place.   Fifth City is a private-label brand sold through SaksOffFifth—the discount division, launched in 1990,...
Tags: Washington, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Beauty, Broad City, Linguistics, Retail, Manhattan, Omaha, Philadelphia, Npr, Numbers, Michael Lewis, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, March 18-25

    Senior Scam Stopper lecture on March 21 at the East Valley Adult Center in Van Nuys. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are this week’s, and upcoming, get-togethers.   Reseda Neighborhood Council: 7 p.m. March 18. Reseda Neighborhood Council Community Space, 18118 Sherman Way. 818-832-7540. www.resedacouncil.org Canoga Park-West Hill...
Tags: Law, Sport, Soccer, Community, Book Club, Local News, Sam, Michael Lewis, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Anthony Horowitz, Ian Rankin, Moriarty, Wendy, Art Institute, Los Angeles County, Rotary Club