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Writes for @dagblog, @Reuters, @Mcsweeneys, @esquiremag, @forbes, @tNYPress, @tpm @thedailybeast @theawl

Financial Illiteracy and Bill Clinton's "Secret Company"

dagblog.com — The right wing is all agog about Bill Clinton's "secret" company. The secret is a Limited Liability Company called WJC LLC. The "secret" company, which has twice incorporated itself with public documents naming Bill Clinton as its majority shareholder in two states (New York and Delaware, is not actually a secret company at all.

Re-Free Martha Stewart

dagblog.com — This week brought news that five large global banks had admitted to felonies and agreed to pay $5.6 billion in fines to the U.S. Treasury for colluding to rig global currency markets. The amount of the fines captured headlines but the amounts are actually relatively small.

It’s Time for America to Pardon Martha Stewart

thedailybeast.com — On Wednesday, five of the largest banks in the world agreed to pay a combined $5.6 billion to the U.S. Treasury and then pleaded guilty to a series of criminal charges that they had operated for years as a secret cabal to manipulate currency exchange rates, in many cases directly ripping off clients in the process.

Corruption, American Style

forbes.com — Con men, swindlers and cheaters pay bribes. Sophisticates hire lobbyists because lobbyists get better, more lasting results while only rarely landing in the slammer. We know intuitively that bribery and lobbying are related, and there are reams of academic papers that try to draw the line between legitimate issue advocacy and corruption.

The Age of Marvel

dagblog.com — I haven't seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet, but there's no doubt that will happen. I actually haven't seen the second Captain America either. Parenthood will do that. But I have seen most of the Marvel movies, I watch Agents of Shield and just finished Daredevil on Netflix.

The bilingual Pocket Poets volume...

michaelmaiello.tumblr.com — aaknopf: The bilingual Pocket Poets volume Arabic Poems draws from a great tradition that is fifteen centuries long and just as deep, with a cultural currency we Americans can only envy. Even today, Arabic poetry "has pride of place in the public domain," writes editor Marlé Hammond in her introduction, "engaging the elites and the masses in equal measure."

A poem from the 2009 collection...

michaelmaiello.tumblr.com — aaknopf: A poem from the 2009 collection Wheeling Motel, by Pulitzer-prize winner Franz Wright, a poet of extreme reverence and, at the same time, irreverence.KyrieAround midnight he took the oxycodone and listened to Arvo Pärt's "I Am the True Vine" over and over, the snow falling harder now.
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May 26, 2015

Bill Clinton did not have a "secret shell company." No entity incorporated in Delaware & NY is "secret."

May 26, 2015

RT @natashagural: Go among mad people to @EclecticCoThtr for curious plays inspired by Lewis Carroll including one by @michaelmaiello. fb.me/6ExUAXcQM

May 26, 2015

Very excited to be part of Curious Conversations with @ElecticCoThtr -- opens May 29th in LA! pic.twitter.com/xuT0wrODFz

May 26, 2015

RT @EclecticCoThtr: There's been something magical and wonderful happening inside our theatre this week as we prepare to open Curious... fb.me/6ExUAXcQM

May 25, 2015

RT @coreytazmania: Why Are There So Many Shuttered Storefronts in the West Village? newyorker.com/business/curre… via @newyorker

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