Lessons from L.A.

From the Editor

They say after 10 years in New York, you can officially call yourself a New Yorker.

I qualified for that status a full five years ago, having now lived in what I consider the greatest city in the world for 15 years.

New Yorkers often have a chip on their shoulders when it comes to the significance, or lack thereof, of other cities across the country. Los Angeles typically gets hit with a major dose of our snobbery. But here goes: We are wrong about L.A. After a visit earlier t

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