Food for Thought:
- Harpers – The Neoliberal Arts. How college sold its soul to the market.
- GQ – The Late, Great Stephen Colbert. Since last winter, after laying to rest the blowhard host of The Colbert Report and inheriting Letterman’s seat on The Late Show, the most inventive comic of his generation has been consumed with one very large question: Who will he be now? Stephen Colbert—the real one—gives a sneak peek. And in revealing his truest self (and boy, does he go deep), he shows us how he might just reinvent late-night, too
- WSJ – Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries. Graduate students account for 40% of borrowing; many seek federal forgiveness.
- FT – MC Escher’s impossible dreams – Credit DH – The printmaker is best known for the baffling geometry of his work but beneath the playful surface lay serious intent.
- WSJ – Danny Meyer, Restaurant Impresario. The restaurateur on Shake Shack’s IPO, moving Union Square Cafe and the new wave of ‘fine casual’ dining.
- T&C – Meet the 29-Year Old Who is Making Bordeaux Cool Again. Bordeaux, the hallmark of what wine should be, was once something you didn’t have to be an oenophile or a billionaire to drink. Can the 29-year-old scion of one of its most vaunted—and humble—dynasties make hounds of a new generation?
- WSJ – No End in Sight for Oil Glut. Crude-price plunge is deepening, yet producers keep pumping
- Forbes – Meet Patrick Walsh, The Do-It-Yourself Hedge Fund Activist You’ve Never Heard Of
- WSJ – Family Businesses Welcome Outside Buyers. Signs emerge that seller’s market is starting to crest
- Forbes – $48,000 Ovens? Meet The Luxury Retailer Selling Appliances Like Apple, Tiffany
- BI – This is the finest trolling we’ve ever seen in a Wall Street analyst note
- WSJ – Mario Gabelli: Stock-Picking Treasure or Relic? Investor topped Wall Street CEO pay in 2014 by staying true to Gamco’s model of choosing investments amid the rise of passive funds.
- WSJ – Radical Idea at the Office: Middle Managers. When experiments in self-management fall flat, companies give bosses another try.
- BI – Nobody is buying Swiss watches anymore apart from the ‘astonishing’ French
- BI – The TV business is falling apart
- BF – Dear Men, Please Stop Wearing Cargo Shorts. Amen
- Esquire – Keith Richards Explains Why Sgt. Pepper Was Rubbish. The legendary Rolling Stones guitarist also talks about his new solo album, Crosseyed Heart, and riffs on stamina, image, the blues, the road, and working.
- WSJ – Millennial Fashion Grows Up. Forever 21 isn’t just for teens; more forgiving fits and sophisticated looks.
- Garden and Gun – Southern Master: The Legend of Lefty. Even at ninety years old he can still outcast you—and then charm you with his trademark smile