Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, "a New City Of Culture"?
February 04, 2007

Whichever p.r. firm it is that has the Abu Dhabi account in America is truly brilliant... or maybe just very pushy. In any event, someone has gotten the New York Times to run the same story on the top of the front page of its Arts section twice in four days, first on Thursday, then on Sunday. Otherwise, what nonsense has taken control of the editors' minds? OK, it is isn't exactly the same story. But let's read the headlines first. From Thursday: "Celebrity Architects Reveal a Daring Cultural Xanadu for the Arab World." And from Sunday: "A Vision in the Desert.