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Circe and her Lovers

Poor Little Greek Girl?

As anyone who has ever tripped the light fantastic with a witch knows, Circe was not only ...

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Stormy Daniles

A Woman’s World

NEW YORK—If Albanian television had shown the program CBS showed last week—with a woma...

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Prince Charles

Bower’s Hatchets

At dinner the other night a friend wondered what came first, social climbing or name-dropp...

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Goodbye, Eagle Club

A couple of columns ago I wrote about an incident that took place at the Eagle Club here i...


Steve Bannon on Line One

I never made it to Zurich but met up with Steve Bannon through the miracle of technology, ...

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Snow Business

The muffled sound of falling snow is ever present. It beautifies the dreary and turns the ...

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The Marx Bros - Harpo, Zeppo, Chico, Groucho, and Gummo

Style Over Matter

Gstaad—They have busy eyes, and the set of their mouths is that of a hungry carnivore, t...


Benito Mussolini

Georgie Porgie, Pudding and Lies

Gstaad—It was nostalgia time at Prince Victor Emmanuel’s birthday party here, with man...

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Good for the Gander

#Me Too! It happened right here, in Gstaad, last week. A man in his mid-50s, around six fe...

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Uma Thurman

Annoyed? #MeToo

Gstaad—For some strange reason there have been no #MeToo complaints around these parts. ...

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The Smell of Hypocrisy

Gstaad—I had a whiff of it as it rolled in from the east, the smell of hypocrisy being d...

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Fan Bingbing

Oh, Bingbing It

Before his untimely death last year, David Tang had attended a Pugs club luncheon under th...

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Catherine Deneuve

Eros Wept

I spent the better part of two sunny days indoors writing about authenticity for a Greek m...

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Prince Harry

Blue Blood Blunder

Had she claimed to be 100 percent African-American, or to be lesbian, transgender, or simp...