“Writers and travelers alike do their best work when they don’t know what they’re looking for; disorientation requires problem-solving, and a new landscape holds secrets still.” ~Nathan Heller, The New Yorker Magazine, February 1, 2016 issue.
A little morsel of wisdom from Nathan Heller, who writes an incredibly fascinating article about the culture of airports and the future of commercial flight. He sites Christopher Shaberg’s book, “The End of Airports” as a thesis on how travel by air has become more commerce and retail rather than experience and excitement. It’s beautifully written and provides some thought into the strange hermetically sealed, other-world air passengers find themselves in while committed to the tightly controlled world of flight.
I highly recommend this article, not just for the subject matter, but as a sample of truly tight, well organized and fluid writing. The expression, the structure, the fluidity of words and thought is inspiring.
If you don’t have a subscription to the New Yorker Magazine, you might be allowed ten free viewings.
The New Yorker. The magazine is either your holy grail, your bible or your enemy; yet, there’s treasure in them thar pages.
February 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm
Thank you for the tip! The article is indeed very good. As someone who is working up in the air several days a year, it’s always interesting to read a piece like this one 🙂
February 2, 2016 at 12:33 am
Anytime! It was such a well written article, and I’m always fascinated by airports and flight that it felt like a nice article to share. Thanks for commenting!