Thursday, January 17, 2013

Uncivilized Center

Times Square McDonald's

"You see this one narrow island everywhere you go—in print ads, on television, on multiplex screens — the quintessential city: noisy and glamorous and dirty, a village packed tight with avant-garde toddlers, mentally unstable artists, businesslike Europeans, marginal actors, hopeful immigrants from Haiti and Ohio, drug dealers, cat collectors, the unapologetically successful and the walking wounded — one layer overlapping the other, the uncivilized center of the civilized world."
Alisa Sheckley, The Better to Hold You

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