Published in the New York Times Op-Ed

 

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You arrive for Christmas dinner. Your mother has left your father for a woman and you are meeting her for the first time.

  • Do you say, “Hello, it’s nice to meet you”?"
  • Do you tweet, “ #MomIsGay. She’s going to hell”?
  • Do you text your best friend, “If I survive Xmas, it will be a miracle”?
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Published in the New York Times Op-Ed

 

bikes

“BLOOMBERG, love him or hate him?” a friend asked.

“Hate,” I said.

Hate is a strong word, and please don’t get sidetracked by it. New York’s a passionate place, I’m passionate about the place, and that’s how the question was posed. I had to pick one. No way was I picking “love.”

It’s this bike program...

 

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Published in Vogue

 

meg ryanToday I am going to the John Marshall studios on Ninth Avenue between Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth streets to hear Meg Ryan record the audiobook of Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog (etc.). I am anxious—anxious because writing this book was deeply emotional for me. I am worried that, in that studio, I am going to fall to pieces.

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Published in the New York Times Op-Ed

 

bakeryMY favorite thing is a bakery, and my favorite thing about where I live is how many bakeries are a dog’s walk away. Dogs aren’t allowed in bakeries, but many Manhattan bakeries have little benches in front so you can tie your dog’s leash to a bench leg and keep watch out the window to make sure your dog isn’t dognapped while you are buying a croissant.

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