High Life

The Civil Shepherd

GSTAAD—Who was it who said good manners had gone the way of black-and-white TV? Actually...

Sir Oswald Birley, self-portrait

High Life

Party Lines

NEW YORK—It’s party time in the Bagel, and it’s about time, too. Good restaurants an...
Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith, Othello

High Life

Cancel Away!

NEW YORK—I’ve never met anyone named Othello, certainly not in Venice nor in Cyprus, b...

High Life

A Deeper Divide

NEW YORK CITY—Don’t let anyone tell you the Bagel is worse off than Kabul, where three...
Chelsea Bridge, London

High Life

London, 1952

There’s a narrow stretch of Chelsea south of the King’s Road from Oakley Street to Orm...
Vero Beach, FL

High Life

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Around twenty years or so ago I had point for match point on a perfect grass court in Fort...

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