Since my son was born I realized: soon, he’ll be three-and-a-half. Soon, he’ll be able to see who I was. And shortly after that, what he’ll be reading in the oldest blogs will be closer to his age than mine. Now, I write for him.
“Here is a list of popular endings to New York Times pieces. It’s totally free.” A few of my favorites… (via)
- The apartment is really that small, and people really do live there, but somehow it just works for them.
- The old restaurant/bar is unaffected by changes to its neighborhood.
- Though restaurant’s use of sustainable ingredients attracts a young, creative clientele, buttoned-up, more conservative patrons will also enjoy the food.
- The neighborhood’s recent gentrification has not always been a smooth cultural and economic transition for longtime residents.
- The situation in that country you’ve been hearing about is even worse than you thought.
- It’s not worth it to spend 36 hours in a place to which roundtrip airfare is $2,500.
- Maureen Dowd disapproves.
“It’s not that these new Manhattan buildings don’t look very good. It’s that they look lazily derivative, and they’ll make New York look like every other grubbily transparent financial hub in the world.”
There are three kinds of critics: those who have importance; those who have less importance; those who have no importance at all. The last two kinds do not exist: all critics have IMPORTANCE.
How could one imitate a Critic? I ask myself that. Well, at any rate, the interest in doing so would be rather thin–very thin: we have the original–HE IS SUFFICIENT.