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The Artist and the Anguish of the American Dream: Zadie Smith’s Love-Hate Letter to New York
The Artist and the Anguish of the American Dream: Zadie Smith’s Love-Hate Letter to New York

“The greatest thing about Manhattan is the worst thing about Manhattan: self-actualization.”

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How Susan Sontag Possessed New York and Subverted Sexual Stereotypes
How Susan Sontag Possessed New York and Subverted Sexual Stereotypes

“Sontag seemed to exude an irresistible mixture of intelligence, hipness, sex, and beauty.”

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What Makes a Great City: E.B. White on the Poetics of New York
What Makes a Great City: E.B. White on the Poetics of New York

“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning. The city is like poetry.”

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A History of New York in 101 Objects: A Thoughtful Visual Encyclopedia of Collective Memory
A History of New York in 101 Objects: A Thoughtful Visual Encyclopedia of Collective Memory

How artifacts abstract the city’s tragedies and triumphs and tell the story of its aliveness.

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How a Vintage Children’s Book Illustrated by Lynd Ward Saved New York’s Iconic Little Red Lighthouse
How a Vintage Children’s Book Illustrated by Lynd Ward Saved New York’s Iconic Little Red Lighthouse

A timeless testament to the power of stirring the collective imagination.

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Walt Whitman’s Raunchy Ode to New York City
Walt Whitman’s Raunchy Ode to New York City

“Give me the streets of Manhattan!”

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