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Achenblog: June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007

Of a Chantress and Bulls Blood

[A special treat: After the Edith Piaf item the other day, one of the A-blog editors, Michael Corones, wrote up this guest kit about his favorite Hungarian hangout.] By Michael Corones I spent my first year out of college in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 22, 2007; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hillary and Me

Every so often there's a brief kerfuffle about the way the news media habitually refer to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) as "Hillary." Fretful observers fear that this is sexist. Never mind that her website says "Hillary for President"...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 21, 2007; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (216)
 
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Edith Piaf: Behind the Music

Suddenly you can't walk two steps without bumping into someone talking about Edith Piaf. She's the queen of YouTube. There's a new biopic out, "La Vie En Rose," reputedly not great but good enough. The movie triggered a Piaf...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 20, 2007; 7:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (216)
 
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Children's Day

I had a fine Father's Day despite my opposition to the entire concept. In general I don't believe in commercial holidays, as they exist primarily as consumption motivators in a society that consumes too much already. And we are...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 18, 2007; 6:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (411)
 
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