Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Summary of Recent Consumption

Literary diet:
"Levittown" by David Kushner
"Other Voices, Other Rooms" by Truman Capote
"Boyhood" by J.M. Coetzee
"The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" by John le Carre
"The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut

Film diet:
"Coraline" (in 3-D, of course)
"Mildred Pierce"
"Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired"
"Revolutionary Road"
"We Are Wizards"

Audio diet:
NPR's Planet Money
This American Life (archived episodes from the 90s, too)
An overwhelming backlog of Fresh Air interviews
David Bowie Live
Purchased concert tickets for Ratatat, X, Dead Milkmen, The Damned

Tummy diet:
Vanessa's Dumplings (NYC)
Burger Shoppe (NYC)
The Bean (NYC)
Epic brunch experiences, including Essex and Curly's (NYC) and Brail's (Ore.)
Wandering Goat Coffee (Ore.)
Steelhead Brewpub (Ore.)
The Vintage (Ore.)
Sweet Life (Ore.)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bear Stears: One Year Later

We took a look at the people of Bear Stearns a year since the firm's sale to JPM. A video profile of one who is now devoted to shoes, too:



On Sunday, a recollection of the 1997 boom times. Since, you know, that's about where the Dow is these days.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fun With Tax Software!

Tom Herman and I tested out tax software in today's WSJ. Tax software is the new World of Warcraft! Read here and video here.

And if you're not following @WSJWallet on Twitter yet, you should be.