If New York City is your adolescent self, then Los Angeles is what you aspire to.
Theme: Urban hierarchies
Subject Article: "How the Steady Stream of Creative Talent Moving From N.Y. to L.A. Became a Flood."
Other Links: 1. "Ed Soja 1940 - 2015."
Postscript: I'm wondering aloud if Los Angeles or someplace else could supplant New York City as the best talent refinery in the United States (if not the world). NYC could be enjoying the momentum of mesofacts. Or, NYC might be unassailable, as per the rank-size rule. I suspect the latter is true. See NYLON. Regardless, the bigger map is one of life cycles and the expanding scale of geography. Instead of leaving Manhattan for a Connecticut suburb, one migrates to Los Angeles.