Steven Berlin Johnson charts the evolution of his Park Slope neighborhood. Last year: "I spotted another diner flipping through a copy of New Left Review." This year: "I look over at the guy next to me, and he's addressing his package out to CAA. Ten years ago in Park Slope, I suspect we would have been sending off our sonnet cycles to Ploughshares, or filing a request to extend the deadline for our dissertation on the novels of Latin American migrant workers. Now, we're all queuing up to overnight our contracts to Beverly Hills."
· Jumping the Intelligentsia Shark [Steven Berlin Johnson]