My friend Manu Saadia has a thing where he starts a bunch of his tweets with the phrase “I am going to say something very controversial but”. Once you …
Hi friends! I ended up taking a break from this newsletter for the summer, at the end of which I got a job as the chief financial correspondent for Axi…
I don’t love talking about myself, or what I’m up to. (That’s why I created @felixbot, separate from my main @felixsalmon feed, just to tweet myself: i…
Numbers appear on top of each other in all manner of contexts, from sports scores to menus to those incomprehensibly dry data tables at the back of aca…
I had two indelibly memorable experiences the last time I traveled to Montreal, just over a year ago. One was a truly spectacular meal at Joe Beef; the…
It’s National Wine Day today, you don’t need me to tell you what to do. But by request, I’ll share three good wines: Red: François Moutard’s Hérisson P…
The two most valuable artworks at the big Sotheby’s evening sale on Monday were both acquired at auction not so long ago. The big Modigliani nude, whic…
In my last note I worried, not very much, about journalistic purity, and wondered why Business Insider was disinterring so many old stories about Jeff …
Vanity Fair is putting up a paywall -- the increasingly universal signifier of quality independent editorial which can’t survive on ad revenue alone. A…
New York congestion pricing is dead, again. As the NYT headline put it, “Congestion Pricing Plan for Manhattan Ran Into Politics. Politics Won.” The la…
This is the photo that Josh Brown, the CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, used atop a recent post carrying the headline “Discipline Equals Freedom”: Th…
Every so often, after eating too much pizza or chocolate cake, I’ll feel guilty and remorseful, and I’ll want to make up for it by eating something hea…