Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair on AIG – The Man Who Crashed the World

Vanity Fair has a habit of posting stub abstracts of their bigger articles. This isn’t exclusive to VF, Rolling Stone does it, too, but it is an annoying way of using the web. Barry Ritholtz takes them to task for this, and then publishes the PDF that they sent him to drum up publicity. If […]

Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair on AIG – The Man Who Crashed the World

Soderbergh’s Moneyball Animates Bill James

Steven Soderbergh needed a gimmick for the Bill James character in Moneyball, so he has decided to animate him. Uh, that’s a gimmick. Though, if anyone could be a cartoonish superhero to the Moneyball crowd, it’s Bill James. We have this sort of oracle character that appears throughout and declaims various issues and he’s essentially […]

Soderbergh’s Moneyball Animates Bill James

Michael Lewis finally writing Liar’s Poker movie

Michael Lewis is finally writing a screenplay for Liar’s Poker. Finally. I’ve only been clamoring for it for two and a half years. “John Requa and Glenn Ficarra of Crazy, Stupid, Love will direct“. Liar’s Poker tells the story of Lewis’ time as a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers, the firm that pretty much created […]

Michael Lewis finally writing Liar’s Poker movie