Ritholtz's Reads: Brains, Barbecue and Trying to Buy a Super Bowl

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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Hello, I will be your reading sommelier this weekend. May I suggest a hot cup of coffee as you enjoy our carefully blended longer-form weekend reads:

  • Donald MacKenzie on high-frequency trading: Be Grateful for Drizzle (London Review of Books)
  • Meet the Shadowy Tech Brokers That Deliver Your Data to the NSA (ZDNet)
  • How Climate Change Is Affecting the World's Biggest Food Company (WonkBlog)
  • The Economics of Pricelessness (Ribbon Farm)
  • The War Nerd: The Long, Twisted History of Beheadings as Propaganda (Pando.com)
  • The Boy with Half a Brain (Indianapolis Monthly)
  • America's First and Only Full-Time Barbecue Editor (Texas Monthly)
  • Jerry Jones Can't Buy What He Really Wants (ESPN)
  • What Jeff Koons Has Wrought: A Retrospective at the Whitney Museum (New Criterion)
  • All Roads Lead to Willie Nelson: Rolling Stone's Definitive Profile of the Country Icon (Rolling Stone)

What's up this weekend?

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Barry L Ritholtz at britholtz3@bloomberg.net