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From AJR,   December 1999  issue

Livin’ La Vida Overdone   

Ricky Martin is a teen sensation. And, it appears, a media sensation--providing inspiration for muchos headlines and irresistible phrases. You really know you’re a pop-culture phenomenon when…


By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (robertson.lori@gmail.com), a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      

"live la vida Beatty"
(Washington Post, October 29)

"Livin' la Vida Logo"
(Washington Post, October 19)

"Livin' la vida Lubbock"
(Denver Rocky Mountain News, October 17)

"Livin' La Vida Choka"
(Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 10)

"Living la Vida Sofa"
(Washington Post, October 7)

"Living la vida joke-a"
(Salon, October 8)

"Livin' La Vida Local"
(St. Petersburg Times, September 19)

"Livin' La Vida Sosa"
(Chicago Sun-Times, September 17)

"Livin' la Vida Polka"
(Cincinnati Enquirer, June 16)
and again,
"livin' la vida polka"
(Cincinnati Enquirer, September 17)

"Livin' La Vida Yoakam?"
(Palm Beach Post, August 30)

"Livin' la vida Puffy"
(Boston Herald, August 29)

"livin' la vida noir"
(Kansas City Star, July 9)

"livin' la vida lame"
(San Francisco Examiner, July 9)

"Livin' la Vida Orca"
(Miami New Times, July 8)

"Livin' la vida Redmond"
(Seattle Weekly, July 8)