Jada Yuan’s a lifer at New York, or so it would seem: the New Mexico native once turned the art of Party Lines into a science, and has never had a problem speaking frankly—very, very frankly—with the stripe of boldfaced names most mere mortals simply try not to appear as if they’re gawking at them, which they usually are, though chances are if it’s in a public space, Ms. Yuan’s been in range, getting that perfect quote. For that job, one needs an ice-cool demeanor and endless patience for listening to someone else talk. Yet, after doing that for so long and hanging up her party-reporting jersey—Ms. Yuan is now a full-time features editor at New York—maybe someone should listen to Jada talk for a little, you know? And you know who that someone could be? You.