Cultural Caviar

With Apologies to Nathan Hale

With Apologies to Nathan Hale

April 28, 2016

The English writer E.M. Forster infamously said that if he had to betray either

Cultural Caviar

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

March 01, 2016

Althea Gibson was a black American lady tennis player who won Wimbledon and

Sports

Go, Vontaze!

Go, Vontaze!

January 17, 2016

Thirty years or so ago, I wrote an article about a mugging in New York’s

Politics

Who Scares America More?

Who Scares America More?

January 11, 2016

This is a certainty: Donald Trump would be the next chancellor if he were

Diversity Training

Whitewashing the Blackboard

Whitewashing the Blackboard

January 05, 2016

Here’s some more good stuff from the “academy” to get 2016 really

Vile Bodies

Not-So-Sweet ’16

Not-So-Sweet ’16

January 03, 2016

2016 will be a hell of a year, hell being the operative word. It will be the

The Untold Story

Troubling Times

Troubling Times

December 22, 2015

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a long one, recovery time for

Zeitgeist

Outrageous Cases of Outrage

Outrageous Cases of Outrage

December 07, 2015

Who said that African-Americans lack initiative? It was obviously a fool, and a

The Untold Story

Time to Get Tough

Time to Get Tough

November 19, 2015

Leave it to the egregious New York Times to run an editorial three days after

The Untold Story

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

November 06, 2015

A few years back I was spending the weekend with the designer Oscar de la Renta

Cultural Caviar

Long Island Unsound

Long Island Unsound

October 26, 2015

Long before the word “oligarch” became a substitute for major Russian

High Life

Civilized Living

Civilized Living

October 10, 2015

Seville—Let’s take it from the top: Seville is one of the most beautiful

Takimag Classic

The Saudi Seduction

The Saudi Seduction

October 07, 2015

As everyone knows, when you cross a camel with a mule, you get a Saudi ruling

Sports

Autumn of the Game

Autumn of the Game

September 02, 2015

September means football, in high school, in prep school, and, of course, where

Elections

The Virtue of Hostility

The Virtue of Hostility

August 14, 2015

I met Donald Trump during the late ’90s, at a grand party thrown by Lord

The Untold Story

The Trouble With Ta-Nehisi

The Trouble With Ta-Nehisi

August 07, 2015

The newspaper that prints only what fits its piously fraudulent agenda, The New

Crime and Punishment

Pistols at Dawn?

Pistols at Dawn?

July 16, 2015

There is an English writer who is going around telling all and sundry that I

Greece

The Oldest Trick in the Book

The Oldest Trick in the Book

July 15, 2015

If the government of a country was being threatened by a larger neighboring

Greece

Demagogue Days

Demagogue Days

July 09, 2015

Back in the good old days of 2,500 years ago, the Greeks blamed the gods for

Cultural Caviar

The Man in the White Suit

The Man in the White Suit

July 01, 2015

For those who like to see their name in print, the Hiltons and Kardashians of

Cultural Caviar

The Flickering Ecstasy

The Flickering Ecstasy

June 18, 2015

Back in the good old days, when Ike and Mamie lived in the White House—and

High Life

A Vast Ornithology

A Vast Ornithology

June 06, 2015

The last week in Gotham was exceptional fun. A Broadway play—compliments of

Sports

For Cheat’s Sake

For Cheat’s Sake

June 04, 2015

It was, using Edward De Vere’s words, much ado about nothing. The media

Looking Back

More Mailer

More Mailer

April 22, 2015

One of those self important, so called pundits once asked Norman Mailer if

Moolah

Landed Fortunes

Landed Fortunes

April 11, 2015

“There is no more potent instrument of fate in 19th century fiction than the

Middle East

Decapitation and Capitulation

Decapitation and Capitulation

March 04, 2015

The week after the murdering scum of ISIS beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians in

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