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The Big Short Author Michael Lewis on Watching His Book on the Big Screen and What Hasn’t Changed Since the Crash

This week’s Vulture cover story, on Adam McKay’s The Big Short, asks whether America is angry enough for a Hollywood version of Occupy Wall Street, and if McKay’s brand of dick jokes can actually teach us something about the financial crisis and what went wrong in 2008. The man who... More »

10 Weekend Reads

Kick back, pour yourself some strong joe, and settle in for our longer for weekend reads, straight from the meanest part of Chicago: • Even Michael Lewis Was Surprised Hollywood Bet on The Big Short (Vanity Fair) • Department of Defense Head Ashton Carter Enlists Silicon Valley to Transform the Military (Wired) • Bread Is Broken: Industrial production...Read More

New ‘The Big Short’ Trailer: It’s Time to Kick the Banks in the Teeth

This winter, comedy director Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers) takes the leap to a different genre by directing the financial crisis drama The Big Short. Based on Michael Lewis‘ book of the same name,Show More Summary

New Trailer Is Now Online for 'The Big Short'

Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for The Big Short, which is based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers). The film stars stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. Show More Summary

New Big Short Trailer: Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, and Their Bad Hair Get Shady

Sure, lots of shady stuff went down during the Great Recession, but none shadier than the shady wigs and shady makeup you'll see in the shady new trailer for The Big Short, Adam McKay's adaptation of Michael Lewis's 2010 book about the buildup of the credit and the housing bubble.... More »

Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short” In Pictures And The Aftermath

Michael Lewis’s book entitled “The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine” regarding the collateralized debt obligation (CDO) and credit default swaps (CDS) collapse was published in 2010 and the movie version is due to be released on...Show More Summary

‘The Big Short’ Featurette: Adam McKay Bets Against the American Economy

The Big Short is a slight change of pace for Adam McKay. The man behind Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is taking on a more serious subject matter with his adaptation of Michael Lewis‘ nonfiction book. Show More Summary

The heroes of 'Flash Boys' are being attacked by their biggest rivals

IEX Group, the stock-trading venue at the center of Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys," is applying to become a stock exchange, and its rivals are taking shots at it. Hedge fund and market making firm Citadel and the big stock three trading...Show More Summary

Tom Wolfe: Still Bringing Us the Real Marshall McLuhan

The November issue of Vanity Fair carries an in-depth and mostly laudatory portrait of that legendary giant of an American writer, Tom Wolfe. It's an 11,500-word piece by Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, Flash Boys and other impressively crafted investigative works. Show More Summary

The Big Short In Pictures (The Subprime Crisis, Lehman, Bear And Countrywide)

Suddenly, many of my students are reading Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short.” Even in a real estate development class! The post The Big Short In Pictures (The Subprime Crisis, Lehman, Bear And Countrywide) was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Why Michael Lewis says Adam McKay gets the Wall Street meltdown right in 'The Big Short'

Steve Carell read Michael Lewis' book "The Big Short," which chronicles the 2008 mortgage debt meltdown and the Wall Street outsiders who saw it coming, in just about one sitting. "Loved it," Carell says. "Had to read it a second time because I wasn't sure I got it all the first go-around but absolutely...

Great Job, Internet!: “The Wig Short” gives The Big Short even less believable fake hair

The Big Short, a fact-based drama based on Michael Lewis’ book about the collapse of the housing market, has plenty going for it, including the participation of such well-regarded actors as Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, and Marisa Tomei. Show More Summary

Why Michael Lewis Likes Tech Bubbles

Author and Bloomberg View Columnist Michael Lewis discusses tech bubbles. He speaks on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.” Lewis’s opinions are his own. Source: Bloomberg, October 7, 2015

Best-Selling Author Michael Lewis Calls Techies ‘Autistic’

“Moneyball” author takes shots at Silicon Valley, calling it “a cold place.”

'It's basically a bunch of autistic people wandering around' — Michael Lewis on Silicon Valley

Michael Lewis is not a huge fan of Silicon Valley, America's capital of high-tech. At least, he's not into the culture of Silicon Valley. "It's basically a bunch of autistic people wandering around," Lewis said on Bloomberg TV. He was asked whether he would ever write another book about technology. Show More Summary

Some of the biggest investors in the business just endorsed the trading hero made famous in 'Flash Boys'

IEX Group, the stock trading venue at the center of Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys," has just received the backing of a slew of big-name investors. IEX filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to become a stock exchange in September. Show More Summary

10 things you can tell about a Wall Streeter by looking at them on the morning train

The movie based on Michael Lewis' best-selling book "The Big Short" will be coming out in December. The official trailer was recently released, and we can hardly wait to see some of Hollywood's biggest names playing the heroes of the...Show More Summary

‘The Big Short’ Trailer: Watch Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale + More

Paramount Pictures releases a trailer for the anticipated film The Big Short from director Adam Mckay. Based on the true story and book of Michael Lewis, actors Christian Bale, Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt come together for a movie about the modern economical collapse. Show More Summary

Movie trailer: The Big Short

A stellar cast behind this drama about US subprime mortgages and the roots of the 2008 financial crisis. The film is based on a non-fiction book by Michael Lewis (Vanity Fair has an extract): [youtube:vgqG3ITMv1Q] The trailer is intriguing because it's unclear which direction the film will go in with regard to the causes of the crisis. Show More Summary

Michael Lewis’ ‘The Big Short’ Starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling Trailer: Christmas Day Release [Video]

Today, Paramount Pictures released the trailer for the highly anticipated film based on Michael Lewis’ seventh bestselling book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. The film is scheduled for release in the United States on Christmas Day. Show More Summary

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