High Life

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone vs. Sontag

NEW YORK—A strange thing happened to me last week here in the Bagel. Having read the rev...

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Heroes and Villains

NEW YORK—The Roy Cohn documentary Bully, Coward, Victim was successfully screened last w...


Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Attack of the Elites

It’s Indian summertime and the living is easy. There hasn’t been a cloud above the Bag...

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New York, NY

A Bleak Prognosis

NEW YORK—The master of the love letter to New York, E.B. White, eloquently described the...

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The Epstein Effect

About Jeffrey Epstein, who the day before my last birthday did the first good thing he had...

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Tim Hoare with Leopold Bismarck and Taki

Remembering Tim

He was a Falstaff in his drinking and in celebrating life, but his greatness lay in his fr...

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Salvador Dali

Two Tomes

Romy Somerset is the sweetest, nicest young girl in London. She’s also my goddaughter, a...

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GSTAAD—I was reading Julie Burchill’s review of my friend Candace Bushnell’s Is Ther...

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Southamtpon, N.Y.

Down Memory Lane

GSTAAD—It’s written in the Declaration of Independence so it must be true, the pursuit...

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Pont Saint Michel, Paris

Pretty Wise for 38

If it hadn’t arrived I’d be dead, but it was hardly welcome: another birthday. Thirty-...

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Athens, Greece

The Road to Ruins

I am struggling up the slippery marble steps of the Acropolis with the Geldofs and the Bis...

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Spetses, Greece

Loose Lips on Ships

CORONIS—We are steaming on Puritan toward the private isle of Coronis for a long Pugs we...

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Summer in Serifos

He went away to fight and the war lasted 10 years. He missed his wife, but he didn’t wor...

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Athens, Greece

Greece, Then and Now

ATHENS—Standing right below the Acropolis, where pure democracy began because public off...