Magazine August 14, 2017, Issue

Children of the Night

(Mike Segar/Reuters)

‘Morning’s at seven, the hillside’s dew-pearled.” Not my mornings. The sun regularly gets up before I do — and not only the sun, but millions of city dwellers. I will never be healthy, wealthy, and wise.

How did I get to be a fairly late riser? (My range is 8:40 to 10.) I married a night owl, and we never had babies, those abolishers of day and night. The luck of moving to the city in the grim years means that I live in an apartment only a five-minute cab ride from the biweekly morning editorial conference of the magazine that

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Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

The Radical

Long after Henry David Thoreau’s death in 1862, Walt Whitman praised him for his “lawlessness — his dissent — his going his own absolute road let hell blaze all it chooses.”


The Week

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