Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Subway Reading

In an article in the New York Times, Alexis Mainland explores reading on the subway, which she describes as “a New York ritual.” In preparation for her piece, Mainland “spent 12 hours crisscrossing four boroughs underground, asking people what they were reading and why.” The results of her work are interesting (a patent lawyer learning Italian for the heck of it, two Talmud-reading brothers) and entertaining (as actress learning lines for an audition for a movie remake of The A-Team).

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