The New York Observer, in a bid to go national, will expand its editorial department
"I felt embarrassed that he knew I was from Las Vegas. Whenever anyone asked me where I was from, I always lied and said I was from Portland or Los Angeles. I felt like I was now at a disadvantage, like a hole had been torn in the image I wanted to present of myself.
But then he talked to me about how he used to live there, in the 90’s. My mind reeled at the idea of this New York based intellectual having once lived in Las Vegas. At the same time as me, even.”