While researching for The City Issue, I revisited “Goodbye to All That,” Joan Didion’s classic homage (and farewell) to New York City. And although I would gladly tattoo ninety- percent of this piece on my body, I was moved to tears [it was a rough week] where she writes: I am not sure that it is possible for anyone brought up in the East to … Continue reading WELCOME TO THE CITY ISSUE!

Ten Questions with Caroline Biggs

{This month features Urban Theorist/Feminist/Fashion Socio-Historian Extraordinaire Elizabeth Wilson. Author of dozens of books and countless articles, she has earned quite the international following for her groundbreaking scholarship on fashion, urbanity, and modernity—and the lifelong devotion of at least one budding academic-fashionist. <3} Describe yourself in one word. Energetic  To date, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Bringing up a daughter.  What or whom … Continue reading Ten Questions with Caroline Biggs

HELLO TO ALL THIS by Caroline Biggs

{To honor the struggle of getting to New York, I reached out to some of the most eccentric, entertaining, and ambitious women I know in this city—all of whom came from elsewhere and all of whom, despite their many differences, came with little more than the will to take on this terrifying but rewarding metropolis.}  ___________________ In 1957, as a child of ten, I visited … Continue reading HELLO TO ALL THIS by Caroline Biggs

[More] Poems

By Jamie Agnello For our “City Issue,” Jamie is back with three more of her celebrated poems (inspired by the character of Chuck Bass on “Gossip Girl”). What’s more New York City than Upper West Side-Prep-School inspired poetry? You can find more of these linguistic gems at  http://ilikedyoubetterbefore.tumblr.com/  Bad News Look, anyone who trades in their trust fund for a fanny pack flies in the … Continue reading [More] Poems