Utne Blogs > Media

A Newsstand is a Holy Place

There is no better place to encounter the wide world than a carefully curated rack of magazines for sale.  A newsstand is a holy place. There are fewer of them every year and that makes them holier still. Maybe it’s the illusion of abundance that attracts some of us to newsstands—magazines are shutting down every day, but that’s impossible to believe when you’re staring at hundreds of them.

Maybe that’s why I can’t stop staring at this photograph…


Image by Tiago Ribeiro, licensed under Creative Commons.