peHUB First Read

Cofee* Steve Rattner speaks (or, more specifically, writes) about his time as car czar. No mention of why he left, or when he’ll enable Quadrangle Group to settle with Andrew Cuomo.

* VC playoffs: Boston vs. New York (hey, we’ve gotta win something)

* California AG Jerry Brown takes aim at State Street for defrauding CalPERS, and CNBC takes aim at Jerry Brown.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point lower, London opens flat, European shares fall on financials, not much Nikkei movement and drops for both Hong Kong and Shanghai.

* Mary Meeker’s Internet deck from the Web 2.0 conference.

* Daniel Yergen: A financial crisis in search of a narrative.

* Fred Wilpon, Madoff victim winner?

* Q&A with Twitter’s Ev Williams and Federated Media’s John Battelle.

* The famous art owned by bailed-out banks.

* Stephen Roache, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, on how the next two decades will bring tremendous change to Asia: