High Life

Fight or Flight

CHELSEA, LONDON, U.K.—Oh, to be in England, but let’s start at the beginning. I challe...

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

High Life


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...

High Life

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

High Life

Martha My Dear

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

High Life

Trauma Drama

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

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Travel Travails

GSTAAD—While Chekhovian boredom ruled supreme, the loss of my luggage brought instant re...

High Life

What Is Racist?

While nonstop sermons aimed at whites to wash away their original sin of racism are on ful...

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