Zeroes and Our How-to Heroes

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Randall Lane explains how he got caught up in the financial boom and how, during the financial meltdown, he lost alongside the traders he'd covered. Then, we’ll talk to a man who’s made it his mission to see 100 movies in 100 days in 100 different theaters this summer. Also, Audrey Niffenegger, the author of the bestseller The Time Traveler’s Wife discusses her latest novel. Plus, our “gurus of how-to,” Al and Larry Ubell, answer your questions about home repair!

The Zeroes

Randall Lane discusses unwittingly becoming a Wall Street power broker during the decade he calls the Zeroes, when he started a small magazine company that put him near the center of the biggest boom in history. He book The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane is an insider's memoir of a gilded era on Wall Street—and its demise.

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100 Days of Summer Movies

Chuck Walton, editor of, talks about his mission this summer to see 100 movies in 100 theaters in 100 days. He’s visited theaters across California--outdoor, indoor, full and completely empty. He’ll talk about his adventure and the enduring appeal of the summer movie.

What summer movie are you most looking forward to this year? Leave a comment below!

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Audrey Niffenegger’s Novel Her Fearful Symmetry

Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife, discusses her second novel Her Fearful Symmetry. It tells the story of twin American girls, Julia and Valentina, who inherit a London apartment when their aunt dies of cancer. It’s a tale about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life—even after death.

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The Gurus of How-To

Larry Ubell and Al Ubell, the Gurus of How-To, answers your questions about home repair. Call 212-433-9692 with your questions or leave a comment.

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