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Dames Be Damned

Dames Be Damned

There are Dames and there are dames. Dame Vivien, an old friend, became one for...

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View From the Mountaintop

View From the Mountaintop

GSTAAD—New Year’s Eve was a Rhapsody in Blue, with a clarinet glissando that...

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I’ll Take the Fairy Tale

I’ll Take the Fairy Tale

Call me old-fashioned and I will thank you for the compliment. Call me a fool for...

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Happy-Go-Taki

Happy-Go-Taki

Here we go again, another Christmas issue and it seems only two weeks ago that I...

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The Pissed-Off Can Piss Off

The Pissed-Off Can Piss Off

It had the same effect on them that a man sitting in a front-row seat and sucking...

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Front-Page Bogeyman

Front-Page Bogeyman

NEW YORK CITY—Richard Spencer made the front page of the NY Times two days in a...

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The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

NEW YORK—If only my friendly wordsmith Jeremy Clarke had been with me, what fun...

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Crybaby Culture

Crybaby Culture

NEW YORK—The only thing worse than a sore loser, I suppose, is a sore winner,...

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The Future is Trump

The Future is Trump

Americans have been to the polls. Everything is over but the shouting — by the...

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Back Into the Cauldron

Back Into the Cauldron

Sixty years ago this week all hell broke loose: Soviet tanks rumbled into Budapest...

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Leaving London in Style

Leaving London in Style

I was not on the winning side of the debate, despite giving it the old college...

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Star-Spangled Banter

Star-Spangled Banter

Antonio Cromartie is one of the numerous professional and amateur athletes in...

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Museum Mile Musings

Museum Mile Musings

This is a good time to be in Manhattan. The weather’s perfect, the park and...

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On Women

On Women

Back in the Big Bagel once again, preparing for the greatest debate ever, one that...

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