Conor Friedersdorf’s riposte to The New York Times’ contention that, hey, it is now okay to live in LA because, at its best, LA is just like Brooklyn.
Friedersdorf quite correctly suggests that anyone coming out here looking for New York With Twelve Months of Sunshine should save the airfare. There is much that is wonderful about New York, and there is much that is wonderful about LA, and unless you come seeking what makes LA different, why bother leaving your bloody fifth-floor SoHo walkup in the first place?
Anyway, read the article in The Atlantic. It is far more eloquent and less apoplectic in its defense of the City of the Angels than I am in this post.