Anthony Lane at Eurovision

Well, here’s a convincing argument to get you to subscribe to the New Yorker, if somehow you don’t: Anthony Lane, on Eurovision, behind the paywall. Can you stand not to pay to read it? Really? Here’s two little bits that can’t fail to get your e-wallet open (if you are anything like me, which of course you are).


Here is when he discovers Eurovision’s magical voting system, which largely entails countries being both abject and hostile, often at the same time.