I just read Rot Riot and Rebellion, about the founding and first decades of the University of Virginia. Those early UVA students make today's college students look like models of responsibility and decorum. They were so bad they made Thomas Jefferson cry.
At the New Yorker, Patrick Radden Keefe wrote an engaging piece about the entanglement of hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen, a portfolio manager at Cohen's former firm, SAC Capital, and a U Mich professor of medicine. It's a fascinating look at how insider trading at hedge funds occurs, how those involved try to cover it up and the psychology of the participants. Long-form journalism at its best.
After months of prodding from others, it's about time that I read Gone Girl.