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Where Has All the Talent Gone?

Where Has All the Talent Gone?

I have always believed that the mission of post-Fred & Ginger movies has been to...

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A Case for Nostalgia

A Case for Nostalgia

An intelligent letter from a reader, Stanislas Yassukovich, CBE, warms my heart....

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Neocon Cowards and Russian Ingrates

Neocon Cowards and Russian Ingrates

The time-honored saying that England’s great battles have been won on the...

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Not a Bad Place to Die

Not a Bad Place to Die

This is about life up high. A Brit rapscallion and mischief-maker gossip...

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The Cradle of Kleptocracy

The Cradle of Kleptocracy

Athens—This grimy, semi-Levantine, ancient city has its beauty spots, with...

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The Lucky Goatherds

The Lucky Goatherds

Next time you read about an auctioneer’s gavel coming down on a...

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Foul Fumes at the Regatta

Foul Fumes at the Regatta

Ibiza—This island is the Spanish equivalent of the Greek sex rock of Mykonos,...

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Before Flash

Before Flash

Back in the very early 60s there was an uninhabited islet off the west coast of...

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Keep Your Friends Close … Unless They’re in Washington

Keep Your Friends Close … Unless They’re in Washington

Gstaad—Can somebody tell me when was the last time America got it right? Uncle...

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Not Quite a Stranger

Not Quite a Stranger

Gstaad—In this freewheeling Swiss village of the 1950s, the unconventional was...

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Swimming the Oil-Dark Sea

Swimming the Oil-Dark Sea

Porto Cheli—Nothing is moving, not a twig nor a leaf, and I find myself missing...

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Kisses in an Air Raid

Kisses in an Air Raid

Porto Cheli—I have been thinking about my children and my own strange boyhood as...

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Get Me to Wyoming!

Get Me to Wyoming!

I am looking out my window at the green landscape and forested mountains rising...

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Two Wrongs Make a Mess

Two Wrongs Make a Mess

One event I regretted missing on my last visit to London was a party at the Polish...

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