The Tyranny of the City


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar sam says:

    Myself, if I could afford it, I’d live in New York in a New York minute.Report

  2. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    I remember living in DC at a time when the music scene was really thriving and I think there was a general consensus that being less well-known than whatever was going on in NYC at the time was a good thing- people were able to do their own thing without worrying too much about reaching a national audience or remaining hip. Of course, the problem there was that the district police were attempting to shut down a lot of the shows and crush the go-go scene- for the uninitiated, go-go is a style of funk music that was created and is almost entirely played in the DC region- thus the efforts by the local law enforcement and government more generally to kill a local art form seemed particularly small-minded.Report

  3. Avatar JosephFM says:

    True enough, though let’s not forget that an awful ot of the financial sector is outside of NY as well – Charlotte comes to mind.Report

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