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“City of Gold”

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“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”

“The Sentence of Michael Thompson”

“The Queen of Basketball”

“All the Queen’s Horses”

“The Queen of Versailles”

“The Big Payback”

“Pumping Iron”

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

“The Workers Cup”

“All Things Must Pass”

“Slay the Dragon”

“Class Action Park”



“The Last Tourist”

“Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal”

“The Donut King”

“Dark Money”

“The Gig Is Up”

“California Typewriter”

“The Truffle Hunters”

“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”

“Through the Night”

“Summer of Soul”

“The Prison in Twelve Landscapes”

“The Last Blockbuster”


“Hoop Dreams”

“9to5: The Story of a Movement”

“Capital in the Twenty-First Century”

From This Collection

How to act as a responsible foodie

Diners have a responsibility to learn about the history of restaurants and the people behind them, says professor and author Pascale Joassart-Marcelli.
"I think that foodies have a responsibility ... to educate themselves and to reflect on the impacts of the consumption," said professor Pascale Joassart-Marcelli.
Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images

A rebellious yell from the underclass

Sep 26, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #167
A museum exhibit features punk posters for concerts held over the last 40 years at music venues in Los Angeles.
Fredric J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Restaurants on wheels

Sep 18, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #166
Roy Choi's Korean fusion truck Kogi helped kick off the food truck trend.
Samantha Trauben/Getty Images for International Rescue Committee

Feeding gentrification

Sep 11, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #165
Roast To Go has been at Grand Central Market since 1952.
iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus

On "City of Gold"

Sep 4, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #164
The documentary from 2015 follows Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold through the culinary culture of Los Angeles.
Screenshot via YouTube

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Meet the "Beanie Meanie"

Aug 14, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #161
Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Why the Beanie Baby bubble burst

According to the "Beanie Meanie," a collectibles and antiques expert who was skeptical of the craze all along.
At the height of the Beanie Baby craze, people were making average profits of 500%. Then, as with all investment bubbles, came a crash.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images