— David Grann explains how he put together his (truly amazing) recent New Yorker story, “The Yankee Comandante.”

— The U.S. economy, pre- and post-stimulus, in a million charts (pdf).

— The (marginal) upsides of Greece’s slow bank run.

— Portugal shrugs at austerity.

— Entertaining Q&A with Bill Murray.

— Fax machines are still very popular in Japan.

— When was the last time a speech by a Federal Reserve official contained a full-length poem?