I took the subway to the Oscars. It was just the start of a wild trip

The Academy Awards are usually coated by veteran leisure journalists steeped within the technique of “award season.”

However this yr, The Instances additionally despatched Julia Wick, a reporter from the paper’s Metro part who writes the Essential California newsletter.

She emerged from the subway, handed the strains of valets and headed to the rain-soaked pink carpet earlier than claiming her nose-bleed seat.

Over the subsequent few hours, she skilled a unique facet of the Oscars — the swag-filled restrooms, the surprisingly meager bar tipping, the aggressive meals runs, the stealth vacuuming and the best way even Hollywood’s largest night time can’t fairly compete with Nextdoor.

And naturally the thrill of the Academy Awards making history.

Right here is Julia’s journey as she instructed it on Twitter:

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