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Culture, The Exhibitionist Director Adam McKay Does Not Shortchange with <i>The Big Short</i>

Director Adam McKay Does Not Shortchange with The Big Short

The Big Short is about the circumstances that led to the subprime mortgage crisis that expedited the 2008 economic collapse—and surprisingly it's one of the most riveting, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides of 2015. According to director Adam McKay, striking the necessary…
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Calendar, Night&Day Baseball by the Numbers

Baseball by the Numbers

Michael Lewis's book Moneyball was published in 2003, in the immediate wake of The Season That Shook Baseball. The story didn't look like much on the surface: Billy Beane, a former ballplayer-turned-scout-turned-GM, and Paul DePodesta, an Ivy League wonk, took…
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Culture, Books Michael Lewis profiles the nervy investors who made a fortune from the financial crisis

Michael Lewis profiles the nervy investors who made a fortune from the financial crisis

I'm still trying to get my head around this. Brad Pitt bought the movie rights to this book? Really? I mean, sure, bestselling Berkeley author Michael Lewis is hotter than ever these days, with The Blind Side just having scored…
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Culture, Books

Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

By Michael Lewis W.W. Norton (2005), $12.95 Coach is Michael Lewis' ode to his high school baseball coach, Billy Fitzgerald, a martinet of the old school who taught his players "how to cope with the two great enemies of a…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Breaker, Breaker

Breaker, Breaker

SUN 5/15 Giant centipedes and spawning salmon racing through San Francisco in Nikes -- is the environmental apocalypse wrought by Big Oil finally here? Relax, it's only Bay to Breakers. This notoriously absurd celebration is also one of the biggest…
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Culture, Books

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

By Michael Lewis W.W. Norton (2003), $24.95 Under General Manager Billy Beane, the cash-strapped Oakland A's have defied baseball orthodoxy, winning with a cut-rate lineup of castoffs and no-names and with a front office full of Harvard grads staring at…
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News, Bay View Pirates at  the Dock

Pirates at the Dock

Two of the video gaming industry's biggest players are shining lights into the murky corners of international video piracy through a joint San Francisco lawsuit against alleged members of "Paradigm," a sophisticated ring of Internet pirates who stole the latest…
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Pirates at the Dock

Two of the video gaming industry's biggest players are shining lights into the murky corners of international video piracy through a joint San Francisco lawsuit against alleged members of "Paradigm," a sophisticated ring of Internet pirates who stole the latest…
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