December 4, 2007

WHO KNEW IT HAD BEEN ALIVE?:

France reacts to US magazine's culture jibe (Henry Samuel, 05/12/2007, Daily Telegraph)

France's artistic elite has turned on American critics who claimed that their nation's culture was dead.

The surge of Gallic pride was provoked by the front page of the latest European edition of Time, which asked readers to name a living French artist or writer of international standing.

The magazine itself came up with just one: the singer Johnny Hallyday - who announced this week that he would stop touring in 2009 due to old age.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 4, 2007 8:55 PM
Comments

The French could ask the reverse of Time: name any journalist or contributor of any standing who contributes to its pages.

I mean really. I can't think of any time when I've seen an author of an article or book or even a speaker be promoted as a "contributor to Time." Or do they all take an oath to never mention it, sort of like it's a membership in "Skull and Bones", and must be kept secret?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 5, 2007 11:04 AM

Charles Krauthammer used to write for them, don't know if he still does.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at December 5, 2007 1:19 PM
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