Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

The pension protests in Paris got us thinking about that that “city of light.”  Apparently Paris has been on the minds of many of our writers, as we found a wealth of references to Paris in the archives.

On the Paris beat.  In one of a series of articles, Tanja Ahlin describes her discoveries while on a student exchange in Paris.  “As the custom is in Paris, where parties often end when it is time to catch the last metro at one o’clock in the morning, all concerts stopped at midnight. But on our way back home, we bumped into a group of drum players. Their beat seemed to be addictive for we not only stopped to listen, but even followed them up the Rue Mouffetard again.”  Photo Feature – Pleasures of Paris, July 13, 2007.

In the room sans Zoom.  Bill Pollett applies his trademark wit to the revival of the Paris-style social salons.   “Shedding their isolating technological cocoons, they meet face-to-face in convivial surroundings, enjoying the peculiar music of the human voice and sharing important ideas about topics as diverse as theology, flamenco dancing, experimental haberdashery, and marsupial husbandry. ”  How to Conduct a Successful Salon, August 20, 2003.