John Gravois

Pacific-Standard magazine

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Deputy editor for Pacific-Standard magazine; former editor at the Washington Monthly magazine

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First came the cupcake craze. Then came pickles. Now it’s apparently time for toast to take center stage as the latest artisanal trend. Yup. Toast.

The Great Toast Renaissance

First came the cupcake craze. Then came pickles. Now it’s apparently time for toast to take center stage as the latest artisanal trend. Yup. Toast.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took its first major enforcement action since it began operating a year ago,  ordering Capital One Bank  to refund about $150…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Hero or Goat?

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took its first major enforcement action since it began operating a year ago, ordering Capital One Bank to refund about $150…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took its first major enforcement action since it began operating a year ago.

Do Consumers Need Protection from Their Banks?

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took its first major enforcement action since it began operating a year ago.

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