“Oh, Joe!” Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, said to the Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz. It was Monday afternoon in an emptying auditorium across from the Empire State Building.
“Are you going?” Mr. Stiglitz asked.
Mr. King, a man who looks like his name should be Stamp Brooksbank or Delillers Carbonnel, apologetically nodded Read More
On the occassion of Newsweek‘s sale, The New York Times has a profile of The Economist, the hip newsweekly from across the pond (see: “globalisation”). The Economist is perhaps the magazine that Newsweek always wanted to be. The magazine’s readership is a smaller, self-selecting group, and its able to charge more. “Bankers read Read More
“Table tennis is a very romantic game,” Harry Evans said the other night, over the din of bouncing basketballs at the City Athletic Club on West 54th Street. “The movements are balletic, and there’s a musical rhythm with the sound of the ball. Tennis is like bassoons; this is like a clarinet.”
Mr. Evans, Read More