2 weeks ’til france: why i’m preparing to hate paris

The Paris of today is no longer your parents’ Paris, Midnight in Paris Paris—the city of Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and later Julia Child, of 20-franc hotel rooms and 5-franc bistro lunches. Paris has grown up, learned English, globalized, and gotten expensive. a lot of things happened on and around my laptop the past couple of weeks. well, not things so much as essays that made me think a lot about migration, big cities and why anyone even bothers to live anywhere other than detroit these days. (where, by the way, they’re giving houses to writers. just giving them away.) this … Continue reading 2 weeks ’til france: why i’m preparing to hate paris