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Collective Stupidity

Collective Stupidity

The most famous epigrammatic nugget of wisdom appears in The Leopard,...

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Heart of Stone

Heart of Stone

I was busy explaining why the election was not a disaster to a 23-year-old...

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A Soft Manhattan Night

A Soft Manhattan Night

Main Street is a place, but it’s mostly an idea. It’s locally owned shops...

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Scum Life

Scum Life

I feel like an obituary writer, what with Nick Scott, Roger Moore, Alistair...

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Dinner With Spies

Dinner With Spies

Although both guilt and innocence fascinate me, I’m not so sure there is such a...

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Affairs to Remember

Affairs to Remember

The dinner party at an old friend’s house was as chic as it gets. Then a Trump...

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Just a Gigolo

Just a Gigolo

Much like the poor, the charity ball has always been with us, but lately it’s...

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Remembering Gimlet

Remembering Gimlet

I’m sitting in my office room and the place is still. The rest of the house is...

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Master Class

Master Class

Twenty-five years ago this week, Los Angeles was burning because of Rodney...

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Always Room to Boom Boom

Always Room to Boom Boom

If any more proof were needed that Brexit is the best thing to happen to Britain...

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Muggy Nights

Muggy Nights

NEW YORK—Things that I once loved (Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, brownstone...

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The Pam I Knew

The Pam I Knew

I’d gladly exchange waistlines with him if he’d teach me to cut a phrase the...

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In ‘Vogue’

In ‘Vogue’

My last week in the Alps, with the snow gone, replaced by brilliant sunshine, and...

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Olga Today

Olga Today

A cloudless sky. Crunchy spring snow. Longer, warmer days—I finally got in some...

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