Posts Tagged: David Brooks

Best American Essays 2012

“The Best American Essays 2012,” edited by David Brooks

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Gore Vidal passed away in July of last year, and Jacques Barzun’s death followed a few months later. If there is a heaven, and if worldviews and cultural paradigms are eternal there, then perhaps those two are again enjoying a wide readership. In this world, though, nothing lasts—certainly not the consensuses that once allowed for […]

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Ridiculously Rich: The Rumpus Interview with Simon Rich

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Somehow everyone feels like they know a Simon Rich, a self-proclaimed nerd who embraced his geek-cool and blossomed into his brand as if overnight. Sometimes it seems like everyone I know knows Rich himself. To them, Rich is a kind of legend—a Saturday Night Live writer and former Harvard Lampoon president who signed a two-book […]

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BroBos v. BoBos

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In his entertaining essay “BroBos in Paradise,” a pun on David Brooks’s pop-culture treatise BoBos in Paradise, Leon Neyfakh explores what he calls a new variation on Brooks’s term “Bourgeois Bohemians,” or BoBos. Neyfakh calls them Brooklyn Bourgeois Bohemians, or Brobos. “Young, comfortable and inclined toward creativity, they enjoy a utopian-seeming existence…. An existence only […]

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