The Gift of Trainspotting
As a journalist, I’ve often been interested in how a city defines, or how it molds, the people that live within it. How the two become symbiotic. How they become symbols for each other. An example: New York City. I’m on a crowded train into Manhattan on a Monday morning. In the middle of the car is a rather large pocket of standing space. I make my way over and grab the metal pole...