Don’t get pranked tomorrow. Remember, it’s April Fool’s Day. Here are the latest Weekend Reads as selected by Sam Forgione.

 

From Fortune:

Hedge fund manager Paul Singer’s hardball approach has benefited Republican candidates as his fund battles in court with nation’s that have defaulted on their debt.

From The Guardian:

Zoe Williams writes about how Stephanie Flanders, the BBC economics editor and a former speechwriter for Tim Geithner, relishes bad news.

From Columbia Journalism Review:

Paul Starobin questions whether financial journalists should accept fees to speak at Wall Street-sponsored events and gets some interesting responses from journos on the receiving end of that largess.

From Institutional Investor:

Loch Adamson asks when will it be the right time for electronic trading platform BATS to get back on the horse after botching its IPO.