A month or two ago I got an email from this fellow saying he was writing an article for the New York Times style section on Mormon Hipsters and that he had a few questions for me. For a while I really meant to write him back, but in the end I never did.
His hard-hitting, ground-breaking look at Hipster Mormons has just been published.
It is a so-so and skin-deep as one could expect, perfect for New Yorkers who don't realize that there are Mormons in this city and that the Mormons in the city might not fit whatever uninformed stereotypes they may have of them. I read some of the emails Francesco sent the writer, they were good. There was a lot more to his input than hiding his hair at BYU and riding his bicycle around Brooklyn.
Really what I'm doing is biting my tongue here. Remember when the NY Observer ran its article on Mormon youngsters in Manhattan?