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Sarah Vowell

Name: Sarah Vowell
Age: 37
Job: Writer, contributor to "This American Life." She will appear at a live performance of the public-radio show tonight at Lincoln Center.
Neighborhood: Flatiron

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? My favorite New Yorker's body part is a tie between Peter Stuyvesant's peg leg and Richard Hell's Voidoids-era hair. What's the best meal you've eaten in New York? Gastronomically, we're looking at a tie between Babbo and Per Se (I'm allergic to wheat and they baked me my own personal loaf of corn bread), but the honest if annoyingly folksy answer is that my best meals are always at the Old Town Bar, eating red meat with people I really like. In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job? This time of year I do a lot of readings and speak at colleges, which means I spend about 2 hours at a podium and the other 22 stranded at O'Hare.