The mixing of entertainment and news can be traced back to the penny press, but the
for the model of New Yorker style personal journalism, we might look to The Spectator
column from the nineteenth century magazine The Outlook.
Little Italy’s San Gennaro Festival has been the backdrop of multiple movies, including Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever, where an intern got to spin cotton candy.
Living in the city sometimes means dealing with neighbors whose music might be great at a club, but not so great coming from an adjacent apartment.
Before phone books emerged in the late nineteenth century, many U.S. towns had city directories. In recent years, cell phones and the internet have made printed directories obsolete.
In 1920, the United States ratified The 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. A growing number of women also attend college and join literary societies, where intellectual clashes could be intense.