The best sentences we read today

--- "It's a broken, inefficient, crime-riddled, corrupt city, but it's *my* broken, inefficient, crime-riddled, corrupt city, and I intend to stay here forever if it's at all possible."

--- "Rising numbers of elderly Japanese, however, are picking up a more sinister pastime: stalking."

--- "He figured there would be a lot of sex as homework."

--- "The physical experience doesn’t change at all, but we’re unable to peg the value of a brown, caffeinated soda until we know where its life began."

--- "Tim is back. Please say iPads. Please say iPads."

Lydia DePillis is a reporter focusing on labor, business, and housing. She previously worked at The New Republic and the Washington City Paper. She's from Seattle.
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