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Hugo Lindgren

March 4, 2010 | The Book Review
No More Heroes

Michael Lewis tries hard to pluck champions from the financial crisis in his new book, The Big Short, but overlooks the most weirdly authentic hero of all.

February 8, 2010 | The Downturnaround
Obama’s Bank Job

The Volcker rules are a great political idea—even though the real problems may lie elsewhere.

January 4, 2010 | The Downturnaround
Let the Good Times Roll

Might the recovery be more robust than widely expected? Wall Street’s most respected pessimist thinks so.

November 16, 2009 | Feature
Brooklyn Calling

As the industry of music went into its death throes, the actual making and performing of it prospered on the far side of the East River. Animal Collective, MGMT, Grizzly Bear: Not since CBGB’s heyday has New York produced so many exciting bands. And never have there been so many great Brooklyn venues to hear them at. It’s a scene marked by wild inventiveness, and at its center is one of the most risk-taking groups of all— Dirty Projectors.

November 30, 2009 | Intelligencer
Cranky Science

John Paulson’s grumpy market advantage.

January 18, 2010 | Intelligencer
Sunday Guilt

Conscience collides with NFL fandom.

September 28, 2009 | Feature
Big Wheel Keeps on Turning

David Byrne adds bike evangelist to his eclectic résumé.

August 31, 2009 |
Lizzy Goodman and Hugo Lindgren’s Want-to-Hears

What our critics are most eager for this fall.

August 31, 2009 |
Eat My Metal

Though he’s big in Europe, Danko Jones plays small indie clubs in the U.S.

August 24, 2009 |
T-Shirt by Darwin

It’s been burned, washed, stoned, dipped in acid, discarded and rediscovered, even shot. The evolution of a once-humble garment.