Bess Kalb chooses, in the New Yorker:
Will Heller, twenty-six
After a month at a Zen silent-meditation retreat, Heller went back to his job at Goldman Sachs as a commodities trader in oil and gas.
Victor Chen, twenty-eight
Chen used an app to hire a person to pick up and deliver a Chipotle burrito to him every night for twenty-two consecutive nights.
Joanna Feldman, twenty-two
Misquoted E. E. Cummings in her rib-cage tattoo.
Rebecca Meyer, twenty-nine
Since earning her M.F.A. in fiction from Columbia, Meyer has been at work writing her dÃ©but novel in her sprawling Chinatown loft, which was paid for in full by her parents. She has written sixteen pages, and theyâ€™re not very good.
Haley DiStefano, twenty-seven
DiStefano is known for posting pictures of her eight-thousand-dollar Cartier bracelets on Instagram, accompanied by the hashtag â€œ#ManicureMonday.â€
David Saperstein, twenty-six
Shared an article about fatalities in Syria accompanied by the comment â€œSo many feels.â€
Oksana Iyovitch, twenty-four
Iyovitch purchased a Scottish Fold kitten after seeing a picture of one on the Twitter feed Cute Emergency. Tried to return the cat to the breeder when it â€œgot too big.â€
Tim Harris, twenty-seven
Started a Bay Area â€œsummer campâ€ where exhausted tech bros can â€œunplugâ€ for two thousand dollars a weekend.
Lizzy Balanchine, nineteen
Max Kaiserman, twenty-five
Shared upward of two Bernie Sanders-related Facebook posts daily from March through July, then continued to post anti-Hillary articles after she secured the nomination.
Bess Kalb, twenty-nine
Kalb started a screenplay, talked about it to at least thirty friends and family members and two Uber drivers, and then never finished it.