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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Maybe this is so last week, but Radar Magazine has weighed in humorously and insightfully on the recent Oprah-Hermes debacle: "But was it a true Crash moment? Itís easy to assume it was, because, letís face it, France is a racist place. The countryís huge African and Muslim underclass is ghettoized on the periphery of Paris, safe from the eyes of tourists, and the publicís support for politicians like Jean-Marie Le Pen shows the lingering dark side of French nationalism. But most likely it wasnít. In fact, it was probably the opposite, because it had nothing to do with the subtle strictures of race and everything to do with a different kind of smashup: celebrity entitlement colliding with traditional French arrogance." [via Agenda]

 
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