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The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant

The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant

It was 1948, and the great Joe DiMaggio was injured most of the season. Tommy...

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Vive les Nouveaux Pauvres!

Vive les Nouveaux Pauvres!

Luxury is thought to mean having what one wants. Luxury is living opulently in a...

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Remembrance of Black American Fugitives Past

Remembrance of Black American Fugitives Past

Hearing about the black American fugitive who was caught recently after 40 years...

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Setting the Record Straight on Jackie O

Setting the Record Straight on Jackie O

Jacqueline Kennedy’s oral history is now out, as told to the Kennedy courtier...

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My Cures for the Summertime Blues

My Cures for the Summertime Blues

When I was growing up we used to go to Southampton on Long Island during the...

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The Firepower Next Time

The Firepower Next Time

England’s cultural rainbow went up in flames last week, and as the smoke clears...

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Lees-Milne: Homosexualist

Lees-Milne: Homosexualist

Reading good books is like making love. Reading bad ones is like masturbating....

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Embrace Prejudice

Embrace Prejudice

I do not much care for the obese. Worse, they make me feel nauseous. I dislike...

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Incurable India

Incurable India

Most people told me I wouldn’t be the same after my first trip to the...

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Freak Friendly

Freak Friendly

“You know, despite it all, it’s still really a miracle America elected a black man...