I'm Adam Isacson. I live in Washington and work at the Washington Office on Latin America. I'm a dad, a husband, and I don't get enough sleep.
It’s called “gentrification” because in 1700s London, the “gentry” wore plastic sink stoppers in their ears and shot you dirty looks when you brought your kid to the coffee shop.
This New York Magazine article about some New York art-world guy is unremarkable, except: he’s 90, and his father was 70 when he was born.
That means there’s someone walking the earth whose parent was born in the mid-1850s.
I got a good job, I got a good office
I got a new wife, got a new life
And the family is fine
Oh we lost touch long ago
You lost weight - I did not know
you could ever look so nice after so much time.