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My Favorite Decade

My Favorite Decade

Flipping through some television garbage trying to induce sleep, I came upon an...

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Athens Then and Now

Athens Then and Now

Athens – I am walking on a wide pedestrian road beneath the Acropolis within 200...

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Keeping in Form

Keeping in Form

The secret of eternal youth, according to Alice Longworth Roosevelt, is arrested...

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Say It in Style

Say It in Style

A naked, very good-looking young man skied down the mountain, evoking shrieks of...

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On the Death of a Friend


On the Death of a Friend


I hate to start with a cliché, but Count Arnaud de Borchgrave d’Altena, who...

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Stay the Piste!

Stay the Piste!

Gstaad—Once upon a time, clergymen saw mountain peaks as natural steeples...

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Beware of Brussels Bearing Gifts

Beware of Brussels Bearing Gifts

The good news is that a Greek suppository is about to relieve the EU’s economic...

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Hail the Conquerors

Hail the Conquerors

Thick snow is falling hard and heavy, muffling sounds and turning the village from...

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There’s No Justice

There’s No Justice

I had a short chat with BBC Radio concerning the actor Jack Nicholson, whom I knew...

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A Time for Tenacity

A Time for Tenacity

This is a good time to write about a nation’s resilience in the face of...

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Taki’s Guide to Good Girls

Taki’s Guide to Good Girls

Here is my Christmas gift to Takimag readers, one that applies mostly to unmarried...

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A Dearth of Characters

A Dearth of Characters

Except for sickness in one’s family or the loss of a life, is there anything...

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Elegance Is Not a Sin

Elegance Is Not a Sin

The leaves are falling nonstop, like names dropped in Hollywood, and it has...

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A Special Snobbery

A Special Snobbery

To the grand Herrera house on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for lunch in honor...

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