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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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The Real Deal

The Real Deal

Aleko Goulandris is my oldest and closest friend. We met in the summer of 1945, at...

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

To Newport, Rhode Island: smallest state in the Union but one of the most...

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Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York, they even wrote a song about it that was a great hit sixty...

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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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