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Twitter Twits, Facebores, and Instagoons

Twitter Twits, Facebores, and Instagoons

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it, said Jon Ronson, a man...

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A Man’s Home

A Man’s Home

I have finally moved into my new flat, a jewel of a place in a pre–World War I...

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America, Is That You?

America, Is That You?

To Cleveland, Ohio, where mid-America’s middle class begins its great Midwest...

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Dan, Dubya, and the Donald

Dan, Dubya, and the Donald

As everyone knows, journalists tend to take themselves seriously, and American...

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Go, Goldsmith

Go, Goldsmith

I once tried to bribe Zac Goldsmith with a 50-pound note, but he didn’t bite,...

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Civilized Living

Civilized Living

Seville—Let’s take it from the top: Seville is one of the most beautiful...

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Oligarchs in a Demi Monde

Oligarchs in a Demi Monde

If cheating is the cancer of sport, losing has to be its halitosis. I stunk up the...

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A Most Unlikely Bird-Watcher

A Most Unlikely Bird-Watcher

Gstaad—Jeremy Clarke has wiped me out again, for a change. His accounts of the...

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The Mystery of Maria

The Mystery of Maria

Gstaad—it was the summer of 1953, in Greece. We spent two months together, had a...

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Advantage: Vika, Eugenie, and Steffi

Advantage: Vika, Eugenie, and Steffi

Without the benefit of hindsight I write this on Monday, the 7th—Serena...

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‘Spectator’ Sorts

‘Spectator’ Sorts

On board the M/SQueen Victoria: They remain engraved in my brain, like something...

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Gin Palaces Reconsidered

Gin Palaces Reconsidered

According to W. Somerset Maugham, materially one must live on the razor’s edge...

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The Short Smoker Strikes Again

The Short Smoker Strikes Again

These are the languid, sensuous days of summer, and I’ve had another birthday,...

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Across the Isles

Across the Isles

The wind is maddening and constant, and gets stronger as the sun falls under the...

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