Essays ( The Morning News )

The Morning News (TMN) is an online magazine of essays, art, humor, and culture published weekdays since 1999. In addition to the features, each day includes morning and afternoon headlines, with links to the most interesting news items, articles, and oddities around the Web.

A Terrifically Bad Idea

The plan: 10 cafés, 10 macchiatos, one morning, by bike. Embarking on an adventure that can be described in only one way.

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Beauty

Cycling here, at its best, is better than mere annoyance. It can give us, for want of a better word, beauty.

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The Breakdown

New York cyclists are a tribe. Within any tribe, there are distinctions. We parse our smallest differences and look down on one another, even as we look down on everyone else.

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There Will Be Blood

I’ve been in three bike wrecks in my three years in New York. I’m looking forward to my fourth.

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Still a Terrifically Bad Idea

A morning, a bicycle, a macchiato. Or five? This time, a sensible coffee shop tour. But in the end, it still may be described in only one way.

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The Out-of-Towners

They arrive on airplanes, in cars with colorful license plates, bearing camera equipment and unseasonable clothing. Welcoming our friends beyond the Hudson.

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The Bear

Being a new father of two girls takes love, patience, and the wisdom not to attack other children in their defense.

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