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It's easy to come up with a list of the best New Yorkers because it begins and ends with Pizza Rat. But it's even easier to come up with a list of the worst New Yorkers, because so many of us are so, so terrible, and have been, always, throughout history. This isn't a historical list though, everyone on it is alive. Or fictional. Which is like being eternal. So.  100) Aidan from Sex and the...
I'm going to ask you to close your eyes (well, ok, keep them open actually, so you can keep reading) and conjure an image of the kind of Brooklyn resident who gives this borough a bad name, the kind of person who possesses a very specific blend of obliviousness and privilege, one which embodies entitlement and self-satisfaction and just makes you want to throw up because, fuck, if that type of asshole isn't just all over the place these...
One of the most interesting things about following Serial is that a lot of the action takes place off stage. This isn’t just true in the podcast itself, where all of the crucial events took place over a decade ago and some of the most important characters are never heard from—Jay and the family of the victim, Hae Min Lee, most obviously. A listener often feels like she’s piecing together a mystery with imperfect...
Talk about life in New York, and you talk about money. Because, really, what is all the incessant real estate chatter even about if not money? And then there's that prototypical dinner party conversation-starter: "What do you do?" Finding out someone's job is just another way of knowing how much they earn so you can see how you compare. We're all so closely pressed up against each other in this city of ours, it's...

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