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Michael Maiello

New York City
Freelance Journalist — Freelance

@rollingstone @dagblog, @Reuters, @Mcsweeneys, @esquiremag, @forbes, @tpm @thedailybeast @theawl

Bernie Sanders Is Getting Old

dagblog.com — You know how sometimes grandpa seems so cute and well-meaning but then somebody gives him a bourbon and asks him about how the neighborhood has changed over the years and he starts in on the really uncomfortable talk about how everything was fine before the Koreans moved in? That's where Bernie is now. He's now arguing that the primary process is biased against him and so the super delegates who he had once claimed were all unfairly in the tank for Hillary Clinton should give him the nomination at the convention.

Why It's a Big Deal Hillary Clinton Plans to Shake Up the Fed

rollingstone.com — Hillary Clinton is taking on the United States Federal Reserve System, but in a wonky, bottom's-up way that shows her understanding of a complex and widely misunderstood organization. This is not " End the Fed" or even "audit the Fed" - she wants to rebuild it from its fundamentals at the regional level.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Address To Morgan Stanley Managing Directors

dagblog.com — Official Transcript Date: June 26, 2014 Location: Moretti Grand Ballroom at The Watergate Hotel, Washington, D.C. I'd like to welcome the new class of Managing Directors of this august financial institution. Congratulations on your achievements and, of course, Hail Togroth the Sumerian.

Infinite Winter: Journey's End

Infinite Winter: The Monsters We Carry

dagblog.com — I have just reached a scene in Infinite Jest where 17-year-old Hal Incandenza reflects, in conversation with his deformed brother Mario, about the monsters he once feared and what he fears now: 'Boo, I think I no longer believe in monsters as faces in the floor or feral infants or vampires or whatever.

The Republican Civil War Has Begun

rollingstone.com — "The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles," Kevin D. Williamson wrote recently in The National Review , the stalwart voice of the right for more than 60 years.

Infinite Winter: The Causes and Effects of Terrorism

dagblog.com — Infinite Jest is a terrorism novel. This is, in a lot of ways, no surprise. David Foster Wallace counted Thomas Pynchon and Don Delillo as influences and both of them were interested in the topic of terrorism.

Infinite Winter: President John Gentle and the Rise of Donald Trump

dagblog.com — As recapped in the excellent biography by D.T. Max David Foster Wallace loved television and could binge-watch with the best of them in the years before streaming Netflix. Netflix is, by the way, something that Wallace seems to have seen coming. In Infinite Jest, Netflix is an entertainment company called Interlace that sells both streaming videos and entertainment cartridges.

Where were you, Senator?

dagblog.com — Any time you leave a bad idea or a dangerous idea alone, any time you ignore what could become an evil force, you wind up regretting it. -- Lindsey Graham Thank you for these wise words, Senator. I couldn't agree with you more. But pardon me for asking, where the hell have you been?

Infinite Winter: The Stages of Grief

dagblog.com — Within the first third of Infinite Jest we learn what happened when Hal Incandenza, a brilliant tennis player on the rise and son of filmmaker James Incandenza and brother of professional football kicker Orin Incandenza, found James after his suicide by microwave. James is the auteur behind the movie "Infinite Jest."
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Aug 24, 2016

RT @Libroantiguo: The demon Ukobach (inventor of fireworks and the art of frying foods), Collin DePlancy's Dictionnaire Infernal, 1818 https://t.co/on2luKHhex

Aug 24, 2016

Thought piece: Driverless cars will lead to voterless democracies.

Aug 23, 2016

RT @parisreview: “I read until I realized I was causing damage to my eyes. It was a kind of runaway lust.” —William Styron  http://bit.ly/1Bvex8Z 

Aug 23, 2016

RT @goodreads: The Trolls in Our Midst: What Fairytales Can Tell Us about Online Behavior  http://bit.ly/2ba208A  https://t.co/wJd8HkShlV

Aug 21, 2016

@drcme solution: treat everybody better. Nobody outside the 1% is getting a fair deal.

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