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From Humorless Harridans to Pugs

From Humorless Harridans to Pugs

I always thought the Freuds a pretty sordid bunch, and after the latest...

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A Lady and Ali

A Lady and Ali

Marion, Baroness Lambert, was hit and killed by a London bus last month while...

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Taking Shelter by Storm

Taking Shelter by Storm

Shelter Island—Nestled in the Long Island Sound, ten minutes by ferryboat from...

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Game, Set, Memories

Game, Set, Memories

Write about things you really know, was the advice Papa Hemingway offered wannabe...

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No Cure for Lukatmi

No Cure for Lukatmi

Let’s face it, sleaze is to professional party-givers what jail is to burglars:...

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A Stinging Endorsement

A Stinging Endorsement

New York—I have never seen anything like it. If Adolf Hitler were running, he...

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Southbound Salvation

Southbound Salvation

New York—It was the best of times—downtown—and the worst of times—uptown....

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Dinner Is Served

Dinner Is Served

I read this in an American newspaper (it was written by a woman who used to edit...

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Follow the Money

Follow the Money

My, my, the rich are under attack everywhere, and I thank God the Panama Papers...

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The Highest Bidder

The Highest Bidder

New York—Harvey Keitel, the actor, rang up to invite me to a Marine shindig...

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The Birds, the Bees, and the Big Apple

The Birds, the Bees, and the Big Apple

New York—Even after all these years, I’m still at times floored by the scale...

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When Hysteria and Hulkamania Run Wild

When Hysteria and Hulkamania Run Wild

My old friend and onetime doubles partner Ray Moore has stepped down as chief...

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Over Two Centuries Ago…

Over Two Centuries Ago…

On November 17, 1813, the bravest of the brave, Marshal Ney, had been the last to...

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See You on the Slopes

See You on the Slopes

Gstaad—Going up on a chairlift with the town’s doctor, I asked him, “How’s...

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