Underemployed freelance writer and editor, recovering lawyer, I split time between DC and NYC but retain affection for hometown of Detroit.
PLEASE work on fixing that for the world!
@mollytheviking Thanks so much for posting this! I have spent an inordinate amount of time in my professional life looking for images to use in (print) stories, and (seconding @HereKitty) I love this comment thread.
US Pret also lacks good strong tea.
this is horrific, I hope publicizing it brings them more donations
I just traded in my 10-year-old Prius for a new Prius "C" (the little one, the opposite of Ken's). It is great and gets even better mileage (in the 50s per gallon) and cost less than $20K with trade-in.
The original served us well, we only had one minor issue until recent steering problems appeared that even a couple of trips to the dealer did not fully solve. I'm a total convert even though I get Fords at a discount (owing to family connections); as a Detroit native I hate to say it but I have had much better reliability from Japanese cars.
I love this--depressingly accurate. It's easy to sniff at "partisanship" when you've never had a job that required you to actually deal with policy within a political system.
It's also depressing that David Brooks makes enough money putting out this drivel that he bought a $4 million house in DC's posh Cleveland Park earlier this year.
Thank you for this, I feel less alone now, having just opened my tiiiiiiiiny royalty check a few minutes ago.
Hey, it was only about a year and a half of my life, and since it was published two years ago it's netted me almost in the low quadruple digits! Coupled with my huuuge advance, my total earnings for this project equal almost a month's salary at my previous poorly-paid staff writer job! The one I quit to Write a Book!
Not that I'm bitter or anything!
On Is Brooklyn Better? Has Manhattan Gotten Worse? Revisiting NY Mag's "I Hate Brooklyn" Article Seven Years Later
"Architects and landscape 'artists' have been given way too much of a say over how we want our city to look, and how people actually move in and around it, and where people congregate."
What does this even mean? And what is a "landscape 'artist?'"
Excellent, thank you--I love this movie!
I also love that "cat-sitting" is one of the tags on this post.
This is terribly sad news. Such an excellent writer and observer. RIP.