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Cheap shot, New York Times

Cheap shot, New York Times

As a proud Baltimorean, I was absolutely appalled by author Tim Kreider's recent commentary in The New York Times ("My Own Private Baltimore," July 5). I've lived here all my life, and his sweeping generalizations of the people who live here are offensive and narrow-minded. Someone as "educated" as Mr. Kreider should know better than anyone that some of the greatest writers and artists have spent time and lived here. I hardly think he can offer a legitimate opinion about this city when he bashes us for staying here and not going to New York City. That's his personal story. Of course, he feels that way. New York and Baltimore are totally different places....

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