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Olga Oksman

Olga Oksman is a reporter based in Brooklyn. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Gizmodo, The Atlantic, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
It’s been almost 80 years since Edith Wharton published her last book, but perhaps her most immortal character, Gilded-Age New York City, looks as new to us now as it must have to Wharton over 100 years ago. Wharton captured New York City just as it had begun to modernize. Horses were giving way to motorized cars, the elevated subway was connecting neighborhoods, and floods of immigrants were filling the city. Change is never...