Sign of the “Times”: NYT Article Hammered by Argentine Blogosphere

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New York Times travel writer and reporter Denny Lee has caused a stir in the Argentine expat blogging community. His latest article, “Argentine Nights,” tells of how the soul of Buenos Aires has been re-invigorated with emerging artists, writers, dancers, and musicians. His piece focuses strongly on expats from all around the world who now call Buenos Aires home.

Unfortunately for Lee, many expats who do call Buenos Aires home feel that his story is grossly exaggerated, and that it takes away from the true authenticity of a city that was cultured, artsy, and chic for decades.

Since the article’s publication on Sunday, March 16, Lee has been criticized by many bloggers for embellishing, rehashing, and being dishonest with a seemingly worn-out story. Local blog Asado Argentina criticizes the article by saying, “As if until the expat stampede arrived, everyone dined on Malbec and steak while stomping their feet to Gardel singing away on a phonograph tucked into the corner.”

Via: Asado Argentina

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Chileno on March 19, 08

>>>Unfortunately for Lee, many expats who do call Buenos Aires home feel that his story is grossly exaggerated, and that it takes away from the true authenticity of a city that was cultured, artsy, and sheik for decades.

Sorry Andrew, but “sheik” is Rudolph Valentino. The word you’re reaching for is “chic”.

Chile 1, Argentina 0.

Andrew Jackson on March 24, 08

Good call Chileno. My reliance on spell check weakened my eye for glaringly simple mistakes. Thanks for the catch.

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