New York Times, SUNDAY EDITION

Published on March 9th, 2012

NY Times - Sunday 3-9-2012-edit

ON a recent weeknight, Flynn Michael walked through his Jedi academy, a dimly lighted room not in some galaxy far, far away, but rather in a rehearsal space overlooking a death star of traffic on Eighth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

“What time is it?” Flynn yelled to the paired-off warriors wielding illuminated swords.

“Now!” responded these aspiring Jedi knights with nary a break in their battles.

“See?” Flynn said. “They’re in the moment.”

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