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Long in the tooth By Barbara Lipper

Cannes '93: an advertising festival in midlife crisis celebrating an industry in search of renewal. But hey, you'd never know. Because on the surface, it's business as usual for

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In keeping with the decidedly anti-recovery nature of the culture, eight out of ten Americans were staying up later than they had in years. By the night of the final awards show, they were bumming cigarettes and knocking back champagne as if it was Snapple iced tea. Which was just as well, since a considerable number of smart and artful American entries earned zilch, zippo, bupkis, while “x,” a deeply untouching Spanish spot for cleansing wipes, won a gold.
Indeed, the awards ceremony on June 26 was not an evening for the faint of heart or the politically correct.

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