L Magazine Thinks 14 Young New Yorkers Are Better Than You
Nothing makes you dislike someone more than being told they’re better than you. Double if they’re also younger. And triple if they’re way more successful and good-looking not only than you are now, but than you could ever possibly hope to be. L Magazine did us the favor of rounding up just such a group right before we all fatten up on Christmas ham.
That said, it’s a pretty interesting list of interesting folks you might not necessarily expect to grace such a list. I was thrilled to see my main man Scott Lindenbaum of Electric Literature and Broadcastr smiling at me, and equally thrilled that I didn’t see certain other over-hyped literary phenoms (pretty much the entire New Yorker 20 Under 40 list, though maybe it’s because almost all of them are too old to be considered young by anyone but The New Yorker). Who else made the cut? Tiny Furniture auteur Lena Dunham (obvi), Julian Schnabel’s daughter and “occasional actress” Stella Schnabel, and Knicks forward Wilson Chandler. Take a peek at the list yourself, and let us know why you think should have made the cut.