The French banlieues are still busted.

The French banlieues are still busted.

Notes from different corners of the world.
Oct. 27 2006 11:43 AM

Burn, Bébé, Burn

One year after the riots, the French banlieues are still busted.

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So, while the French government entertains in style, the patience of those in the banlieues is wearing thin indeed.

Vivienne Walt lives in Paris and writes for Time magazine.

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