for the Week of July 5, 2002
to the Whole Show
Pascale le Draoulec
"My main goal was finding a real slice of America,
and pie was just my vehicle -- or my conceit, my handshake, as it were
-- because there’s something about pie that makes Americans completely
melt and open up."
--Pascale le Draoulec, working to discover the heart of America by searching
for the ultimate piece of pie.
"They believe corporate culture is killing America, and they
believe the world needs more peace. The gathering is part-reunion, part-protest:
20,000 people praying, meditating, getting along co-operatively. There
are mountains, music, naked long-haired kids sitting in circles, playing
flutes and smoking pot."
--Barrett Golding, getting down to nature with the Rainbow Family, camping
in Montana's Beaverhead Forest.
"In my mind, it’s the last big traditional ‘old time’ circus, and that’s what I wanted to be a part of. Then, all my kids grew up, I got a divorce, my dog died, and here I am."
--James Royal, the ringmaster of the Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus, on why he joined the circus.
Of The Week: Gotham in Winter! Book Ahead!
--Our Travel-Expert-in-Residence, Rudy Maxa, cries havoc
and lets slip the Deal of the Week: great winter deals in New York.
"People take forever to park. In the time an American takes to park his car, we have a meal -- we have lunch."
--Beppe Severgnini, acting as a cultural anthropologist studying the American mall.