Last week's New York Observer featured an article called "Mormons of Manhattan!" (now that's a headline) which you can read here. It's pretty much your standard "Hey look, Mormons that live in New York, blah blah blah" article that pops up every now and then except it's written in the looser style of the New York Observer*
*What's the New York Observer? Well, it's a weekly paper here in New York that's printed on pink paper and it's sort of different from most papers here. I don't know, like the Village Voice crossed with the Times minus the listings of every single concert and off-Broadway even that will happen that week...also, no ads for prostitutes, either. And here's a piece of bonus information: the summer after I finished law school my classmate Jared Kushner bought the Observer, the whole company. I, however, probably accepted a copy or two of AM New York. ALSO, this is what the Observer is probably most famous for: It published the original Sex and the City columns by Candice Bushnell that spawned the cultural phenomenon/curse of stupidity which grips this city still.
Anyway, the article is pretty much ok but the most interesting thing about it is how the Observer describes what everyone is wearing--I suppose that's a necessary New Journalismy flourish, but it really sticks out at me. Also, I know every single person quoted in the article and it's funny to see them as just someone being quoted and described.
This is what I suggest: Read the article and then we'll all meet up in the comments section and talk about it. Deal?