This entire article really irritated me. Let’s see if I can summarize:
The Kids are ALREADY on the internet — before they come to New York.
Not every young person who comes to New York looking for success is looking for CREATIVE success.
The insights in this article — about the job market, shrinking internships — are totally NYC-based. If you don’t live here, you don’t know about that shit. And frankly you have no way of putting it in a meaningful frame of reference. (Not to mention, the recession is happening everywhere, dude. Not just NYC.)
Finally, the tone makes me really glad I am no longer surrounded by Kant-quoting academic types that overanalyze everything.
“I’m standing there by the boeuf bourgignonne station, sucking down martinis with my wife (they drink a LOT of martinis in the movie), minding my own business, having an innocent chat with some friends, when I notice someone has their hand on me. An icy, tendril of fear runs down my spine. I turn and find myself looking straight into the deceptively attractive and reasonable looking face of Sandra Lee.
To make matters worse—and more…..uncomfortable, she’s standing next to her boyfriend, Andrew Cuomo, the Attorney General of the State of New York.”—A Drive by Shooting | Anthony Bourdain