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Illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus Writing about romance is not always easy; far too often a writer drifts into cliché, or is overly cautious of cliché and misses the mark altogether, leaving the reader cold. And yet the best writing that revolves around the concept of love frequently counts as some of the best writing that we’ve ever read. This is probably because the experience of love and romance is one that we’re inclined to want...
    What is it that you're not supposed to talk about at dinner parties? Politics and religion? Well, there's a new subject that can't safely be broached if you want to maintain civil discourse, and that's the question of living in New York City. Not long ago, I wrote an essay—"Goodbye to All That": Why Is Everybody Talking About Leaving New York?"—which got such a passionate response (both favorable and decidedly unfavorable) because I defended...
Just when the rest of the world seems to be falling in love with New York Brooklyn, the unthinkable has begun to happen—New Yorkers are all talking about leaving New York. At first I thought it was just something happening with the people I know, too anecdotal and specific to my group of friends for me to turn it into any kind of larger generalization. But then suddenly, it seemed like everyone started talking...