- 4:41 pm - Fri, Sep 28, 2012
- 9 notes
Certain individuals (read: haters) have set off on another storm of articles about how Washington, DC is totally, inherently, and structurally unable to be cool. The Atlantic’s Rebecca Greenfield says it’s too expensive, too small, too full of boring people who come and go every two to four years, encumbered by an irredeemable transit system, and devoid of cultural credibility.
Josh Barro, similarly, claims that DC “attracts government nerds and sticks them in social situations where there is no pressure to suppress the boring.”
Ivan, on the other hand, says that DC is awesome, and full of motivated, passionate, well-balanced cool people, and if Greenfield and Barro think DC is boring, they need to go to better parties. Amanda, from what she’s seen, is inclined to agree.
DCist is on the right track: the least cool thing about DC is people who write about how uncool the city is.