Friday, January 18, 2019

Status Symbol

"Jonathan had become increasingly disillusioned with living in New York. Something along the lines of: the city, New York fucking City, tedious and boring, its charms as illusory as its facade of authenticity. Its lines were too long. Everything was a status symbol and everything cost too much. There were so many on-trend consumers, standing in lines for blocks to experience a fad dessert, gimmicky art exhibits, a new retail concept store. We were all making such uninspired lifestyle choices. We, including me."
Ling Ma, Severance

Thursday, January 17, 2019

In a Rush

"I'm a real, born-and-bred New Yorker, so I'm always in a rush and always over-scheduled."
Claire Distenfeld, Refinery 29

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Beautiful People

"New York was fast. It was stylish. All the beautiful people lived there, and now maybe I could be one of them."
Vicki G. Riordan and Brian Riordan, Encore Performance