I listened to a fascinating interview today with sociologist Eric Klinenberg, who has written a book about being single, and how the way that society thinks about single life has changed dramatically over the past century. What I found most interesting though is that, as an aside, really, he talked about his own personal life - that he is married with small children and living in New York City - and, when asked if he spent a lot of time alone, his response was "when you live in New York City, … [Read more...] about Alone. Together.
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Can someone please enlighten me as to why NYC is so great? Maybe it’s awesome for people with money, but for me? It took me over 2 hours to go from JFK to my hotel in Manhattan by subway. It smells. It’s so, so dirty. I've seen piss, vomit, and all kinds of bullshit on the streets. Everywhere I go, all I can think of is of all the filthy nasty hands that have also touched the door handle I have to touch. For $250 a night, I expect a goddamn coffeemaker in my hotel room. Or at least … [Read more...] about Please to Explain, NYC Edition