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How Bimbos Saved the American Republic

How Bimbos Saved the American Republic

Another American election has come and gone, this one noteworthy for its complete...

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The Magical Mystery of Monarchy

The Magical Mystery of Monarchy

The British public periodically goes ape over silly things such as cricket, Twiggy, the...

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Diamond Jubilation

Diamond Jubilation

I love Queen Elizabeth. I love her pastel-colored outfits. I love her little black...

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Colombia Lectures the USA About Drugs

Colombia Lectures the USA About Drugs

On the drug war’s fortieth anniversary, the news from the front is rather grim. In...

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Heinlein in Hindsight: The Moses of Nerds

Heinlein in Hindsight: The Moses of Nerds

The rise of the nerds to mainstream dominance is one of popular culture’s most...

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Celebrity Child-Support Sweepstakes

Celebrity Child-Support Sweepstakes

Over the past few days the Greatest Show on Earth has rolled into town. This carnival...

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Paris Hilton is a Naughty Girl, and Other Felonies

Paris Hilton is a Naughty Girl, and Other Felonies

They say she’s an heiress, but I say she’s more like trailer trash. She wears a lot...

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Roman Abramovich: Practical, Down to Earth, and Definitely Going to Heaven

Roman Abramovich: Practical, Down to Earth, and Definitely Going to Heaven

What are some of the words that spring to mind when you hear the expression ‘Russian...

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Sarkozy’s Second Thoughts About Carla

Sarkozy’s Second Thoughts About Carla

How many takes would the average person need to wordlessly walk across a set without...

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Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding Wows the World

Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding Wows the World

Chelsea Clinton has made it pretty clear that she has no intention of running for...

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The Banier-Bettencourt Brouhaha

The Banier-Bettencourt Brouhaha

Until recently, I had never heard of Liliane Bettencourt, the sole heiress to the...

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Long Live Queen Elizabeth

Long Live Queen Elizabeth

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is visiting us here in Manhattan this week. As I write...

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The Death of the WASP

The Death of the WASP

A remark by Richard Brookhiser in April in a syndicated column in the New York Post...

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Toff Luck

Toff Luck

I was as polite to him as his breath would allow… Thus wrote Jane Austen in a letter...

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