There are, let’s be honest, too many cities in this country. If you’re not following a job or family or bad-news crush, how are you supposed to choose where to live? Don’t worry, the internet will tell you. First things first: Where should you start your career? When I was in college, I knew three friends who wanted to start a theatre company together. They did months of research—I remember them poring over print-outs in the dining hall—and ended up in Portland, OR. That seemed so rigorous.