High Life

The Prince and the Hip-Hopper

NEW YORK CITY—Ha, ha! What London turned down, the Bagel accepted with alacrity, namely ...

High Life

Poor Charlie

GSTAAD—I have not experienced such a long, continuous blizzard ever, and I’ve been com...
Rome, Italy

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When in Rome

GSTAAD—I was very sad to read of Rupert Hambro’s death. I didn’t know him well, but ...
Hans-Joachim Marseille

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Screw Algebra

GSTAAD—That’s all we needed in a great year, for The Great Gatsby’s copyright to exp...
Villefranche sur Mer

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GSTAAD—Good old Helvetia, I’m quitting her for the rainy but pleasant land of England,...

High Life

Fetes Accomplis

GSTAAD—During these dark endless moments of lockdown, let’s take a trip down memory la...

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Aural Rape

GSTAAD—Imagine a beautiful, sexy woman, an Ava Gardner or a Lily James, with a wart at t...
Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway with unidentified Chinese military officers, Chungking (Chongqing),1941

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Martha My Dear

GSTAAD—Martha Gellhorn was a long-legged blond American writer and journalist who became...

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Trauma Drama

GSTAAD—Lord Belhaven and Stenton, a wonderful man and the quintessential English gentlem...

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