Monday, February 12, 2007

German Vanity Fair

Review of the first issue

In a word: cheesy.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Jul said...

I found your review to be very helpful and concise. Thanks. :)

1:50 PM  
Blogger christina said...

Well I guess I'll save my money then. :-)

9:10 PM  
Blogger VĂ©ronique said...

That's what I call a real time saver. Thank you. :-)

11:30 PM  
Anonymous ian said...

It's great to have an opinion, the stronger the better. Can you please tell us why you think the German edition of Vanity Fair is cheesy? Is that a stand-alone judgement or one made in comparison to its American counterpart? I might pick up a copy myself just to have a look.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Berlinbound said...

Jul, Christina and Veronique ... Thanks for stopping by - but do take a look for yourselves - i'd like to know if you concur.

Ian ... Perhaps a bit of both - but primarily it was a gut reaction to the experience of the issue; the layouts, the jumble of it all, the trashy taste that lingered after I put it down.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous ian said...

I found most media in Germany to be an acquired taste, so maybe that gut feeling was just a bout of indigestion?

7:03 AM  
Anonymous megan said...

It is cheesy. But then I have to admit that German media in all forms is cheesy. Strange but true don't you think?

The true cheese crown belongs to another publication. My brother-in-law is going to Hamburg soon to take a position at BILD. I make a point now not to talk about the quality of that rag now that it's feeding family.

11:32 PM  
Blogger EHDKD said...

I wonder how that happened...

Im only subscribed to three publications, The Economist, National Geographic and Vanity Fair (US), I find their articles thrilling and incisive, and I love Graydon Carter's take on current affairs. Of course, lots of bling and that horrid crime-reporter, what is his name?, but I guess this is something Im ready to put up with in exchange for great journalism and more often than not, fantastic photography.

8:25 PM  

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