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A Year To Forget

A Year To Forget

2008 was like herpes, very hard to get rid of.  2009 will be worse, trust me, as...

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The Invention of Christmas

The Invention of Christmas

Yes, Virginia, Charles Dickens did invent Christmas, at least the Christmas spirit...

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Bush Pardons Carly Simon’s Little Drug Pusher

Bush Pardons Carly Simon’s Little Drug Pusher

NEW YORK—A Brooklyn-born rapper by the name of John Forte had a business idea of...

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Overdrive

Overdrive

NEW YORK—A funny thing happened to me on my way out from a party on November 17 in...

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Cocktails with Gaddafi

Cocktails with Gaddafi

NEW YORK—When I heard about it, my own inchoate feelings were confused. A party...

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German Love

German Love

NEW YORK—Arletty was a great French star of the silver screen during the Thirties...

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The More Things “Change”

The More Things “Change”

NEW YORK—Election nights in the Bagel were always spent at 73 East 73rd Street, in...

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Monkey Show

Monkey Show

I want to make something very, very clear. This column’s review of the...

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Riviera Revels

Riviera Revels

NEW YORK—Back in the summer of 1960, a married Hollywood actress and her friend, a...

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Classic Decline

Classic Decline

New York America’s diminished intellectualism has made this interminable...

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Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

The story so far: Old Blighty has been hit by a scandal of major proportions....

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Even Billionaires Get the Blues

Even Billionaires Get the Blues

NEW YORK—“Oligarchs brace for a downturn,” screams a New York business...

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Dodgy Brooklyn

Dodgy Brooklyn

Peggy Noonan was a speechwriter for Ronald Reagan and is a graceful essayist and...

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Pickup Lines

Pickup Lines

In No Man of her Own, a 1932 black-and-white beauty, Clark Gable, playing a...

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