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The study also found that respondents had a favorite channel that they always tune into (80 percent in U.S., 73 percent in the U.K., 70 percent in Germany and 88 percent in India). The exception was Japan, where just 38 percent of youth have a go-to TV channel.
television  marketing  youth  japan  india  uk  usa  germany  media 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
As doctor and writer, Verghese brings humanity to the practice of medicine -
Knowing that tuberculosis would soon kill him, Chekhov felt an urge to travel. His wife took him to a spa in Germany, where a crisis ensued. The spa physician decided to send for an oxygen pillow.

"What's the use, doctor?" Chekhov is reported to have said. "Before that arrives, I will be a corpse."

The doctor changed his mind and ordered champagne.

Chekhov emptied a glass, lay down quietly and died.

"I've done some very unusual things at the bedside," Verghese tells his listeners. "But I don't think I ever would have thought of ordering a bottle of champagne."

He sounds like a doctor who thinks he's been somehow remiss — and like a writer who wishes he'd conjured that ending himself.
medicine  health  death  writing  fiction  creativity  germany 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
In an early essay, Harold Pinter describes what drove his work | Culture | The Guardian
In Dusseldorf about two years ago I took, as is the continental custom, a bow with a German cast of The Caretaker at the end of the play on the first night. I was at once booed violently by what must have been the finest collection of booers in the world. I thought they were using megaphones, but it was pure mouth. The cast was as dogged as the audience, however, and we took 34 curtain calls, all to boos. By the 34th there were only two people left in the house, still booing. I was strangely warmed by all this, and now, whenever I sense a tremor of the old apprehension or expectation, I remember Dusseldorf, and am cured.
playwriting  creativity  theater  art  writing  acting  germany  uk  essay 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
SPIEGEL ONLINE - Druckversion - The End of Arrogance: America Loses Its Dominant Economic Role - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
"The new US president will only have been in office for a short time when a document titled 'Global Trends 2025' appears on his desk. The report is being prepared by analysts at the National Intelligence Council. Its chairman, Thomas Fingar, has already released a preview, and reading it will not exactly be enjoyable for proud American. 'Although the United States will remain the most important power, American dominance will be sharply reduced,' says Fingar. According to the preview of the report, the erosion of American supremacy will "accelerate in the areas of politics and economics, and possibly culture."
usa  toread  war  economics  power  politics  futurism  finance  realestate  stocks  europe  germany 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
BusinessWeek: Where Newspapers Are Thriving
"I suspect the real reason German papers still thrive is their embrace of competition. Unlike so many U.S. papers, Bild was never part of a quasi-monopoly that allowed complacency. "
newspapers  journalism  media  reading  germany  online  business 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Esquire: Does America Have Any Culture?
"A lack of culture is not our problem. The problem is we've become too effective at distributing that culture -- at the same time, in the same way, and with the same velocity. It all ends up feeling interchangeable, which makes it all marginally irrelevan
culture  usa  culturalstudies  germany  magazines  art 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Berlin, the Big Canvas -
It's nice to read this story since I've begun Paul Beatty's "Slumberland," which is set in 1980s/90s Berlin
cities  art  food  germany  europe  urban 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Matthew Yglesias (June 22, 2008) - The Wrath of Khan (Culture)
"Mongol, a Russian-directed Mongolian-language film about the early life of Genghis Khan that I saw Friday night is kinda weird but also kinda awesome."
cinema  china  russia  germany  film  asia  history 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A raunchy best seller gets Germans talking - International Herald Tribune
"It's not feminist in a political sense, but instead feminism of the body, that has to do with anxiety and repression and the fear that you stink, and this for me is clearly feminist, that one builds confidence with your own body."
books  criticism  germany  sex  women  aesthetics  feminism  writing  novels  hiphop  marketing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
‘Ode to Joy,’ Followed by Chaos and Despair - New York Times
"I think my fellow Europeans should spare a thought for all those who cannot rejoice with us, all those who are forced to 'steal weeping away.'"
classical  classicalmusic  music  identity  europe  politics  germany  aesthetics  turkey 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Young Drivers Steer Toward Foreign Cars
"About 60% of buyers under 25 rated fuel economy as an extremely important reason to purchase a particular vehicle; vs. 47% for 25 to 34 years old; or 40% for those 35 and up, the firm said."
cars  japan  germany  usa  marketing  energy 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Cars with the Oldest and Youngest Drivers - BusinessWeek
"Want a good idea of why Detroit is struggling? Ford dominates the market in the over-60 category, while imports own the youngest demographic."
cars  usa  japan  germany  marketing  aging  identity  detroit 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A Critic at Large: Candid Camera: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
"With a Leica, all you hear is the shutter, which is the quietest on the market. The result—and this may be the most seductive reason for the Leica cult—is that a photograph sounds like a kiss."
newyorker  photography  aesthetics  beauty  germany  documentary 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Vacation, All I Never Wanted
"Type the phrase 'Strength Through Joy' into a search engine, even if you’re on a trip right now. Hint: The motto, as its utopian terseness instantly leads you to suspect, is a translation from the German."
leisure  travel  work  jobs  usa  germany 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Nikonians: The Nikon EM
"To appreciate the true qualities of this superb little SLR, you need to take a deeper look."
photography  germany 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Revisiting a Bleak Album to Plumb Its Dark Riches
"As for the title, Mr. Reed is typically blunt when asked why he chose to set the story in the once-divided city of Berlin instead of, say, New York. 'I’d never been there,' he said. 'It’s just a metaphor. I like division.'”
nyc  germany  songwriting  rock  music  drama  theater  marriage 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Nerve: Lost in Translation, by Scott Mebus
"I need my greatest weapon, my tongue, or else I'm reduced to a savage. I make too many dumb mistakes in love to deny myself a chance to talk my way out of them. It's what I'm good at."
sex  language  identity  aesthetics  europe  germany  france  usa  men  women 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: How Curious George Escaped the Nazis
"Like Hans Reyersback and Margarete Waldstein, the little French monkey Fifi would change his name, and it would become one to remember."
children  fiction  brazil  germany  nazi  france 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
This American Life: Lee Sandlin's "Losing the War"
"All my life I've heard people say 'war is insanity' in tones of dramatic insight and final wisdom, and it took me a long time to realize that what they really meant was 'war is an activity I don't want to understand, done by people I fear and despise.'"
germany  history  japan  usa  war 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
IHT: "Denglish" is on the march
"If you bump into somebody at the supermarket checkout, it's a lot quicker and easier to say 'Sorry' (pronounced with a guttural 'r') than to say 'Entschuldigung,' with its four syllables (though, of course, many Germans do say 'Entschuldigung')."
english  europe  germany  language 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
DWelle: Desperately Ditching Denglish
"The market research outfit Dialego discovered earlier this year that the top seven most recognized ad slogans for German companies were, perhaps unsurprisingly to anyone except the country's ad execs, in German."
english  europe  germany  language 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
DWelle: Europe Battles English Invasion
"The range and depth of Shakespeare's vocabulary comes from the way in which he employs Germanic words, French words and Latin words to characterize the different people that he has in his plays."
english  europe  germany  language 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
DW: Germany's Other Skinheads
"I have my own politics, so to speak. That consists of simply living with others in peace."
aesthetics  ethnicity  germany  identity  music  racism 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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