taki new york

I’m now considered a freak in New York

October 22, 2020 9:15 am

A fierce dedication to family and country is now considered anathema, like having good manners or wearing a suit


Dickie and me

October 12, 2020 11:20 am

As older brothers separated by half a generation go, he has been a good one

civil war

The next so-called civil war

October 9, 2020 1:17 pm

‘To-day the doctor says I must die — all is over with me — ah, so young to die’

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Duty of care: the trouble with America’s nursing homes

October 9, 2020 11:51 am

We will sacrifice so much to save lives. So why are we indifferent to the quality of those lives?


The transatlantic mask divide

October 8, 2020 5:42 pm

In the ferry line to Fire Island, I was told off for not wearing my mask over my nostril


How I won €160 by mistake

October 8, 2020 4:59 pm

Thanks to our local bar, I ended the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with bulging trousers

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French gambling is a mystery to me

October 1, 2020 9:32 am

Would someone please help me place a bet on the Arc de Triomphe?


Rotten apple: New Yorkers are fleeing to the suburbs

September 28, 2020 3:30 pm

The tradesmen have never been busier, sprucing up houses to New York tastes. White everything, I’m told

foreign correspondent

A lament for the foreign correspondent’s house — and his hospitality

September 27, 2020 11:42 am

He claimed to love riots, and I have no trouble believing it


The art of being a mistress

September 26, 2020 7:50 am

Nobody ever wins when dealing with the Saudis, and Juan Carlos was no exception


Why I’ve given up on handbags

September 17, 2020 12:31 pm

The less you carry, the less you want to carry


Hagrid was a Death Eater all along

September 15, 2020 2:00 pm

We should all buy J.K. Rowlings new book and burn it


Being a do-gooder did me no good at all

September 10, 2020 12:26 am

People who throw themselves into good works are actually esteemed less than scurrilous hacks

lying biden

Trump should take lessons in lying from Joe Biden

September 10, 2020 12:04 am

The one-sided reporting of undeniable goings-on in America is a real eye-opener


I love Greece and the Greeks but they have destroyed Athens

September 9, 2020 2:54 pm

Much of this city is now one long cement block after another

jason peters

Jason Peters writes to entertain his friends and exasperate his enemies

September 5, 2020 11:43 am

No one who eats food or laughs at jokes should be without his new book

bob geldof

Bob Geldof is an unconventional Zoom host

September 3, 2020 12:42 am

You can take all the phony sincerity in him, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room for a dozen anti-Taki insults

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A relic of the golden age of motoring

September 3, 2020 12:33 am

The A272 through Sussex epitomizes everything I love about the England that once was


How to survive a heatwave

August 31, 2020 12:41 pm

My friend the carpenter bee has expired, the dog can’t move and even the Provençal French see la canicule as an ordeal

political family

How we settle political disagreements in our family

August 24, 2020 3:40 pm

‘Only later, when the children are in bed, do we squabble in hushed tones about Joseph de Maistre or the Russian Civil War’


Invasion of the Startup Backers

August 21, 2020 1:13 pm

Tech bros have declared NYC dead — now they’re coming for my Suburban Lifestyle Dream


Bad news from my oncologist didn’t spoil my joyous reunion with my grandson

August 20, 2020 9:53 am

I hadn’t seen Oscar since Christmas, and had spent months looking forward to his visit


Who on earth would hope for the abolition of America?

August 20, 2020 9:44 am

The narrative of white patriarchy is repeated ad nauseam by the media


Would this Marseille-bound flight be the death of me?

August 13, 2020 1:26 pm

As the chap I was wedged against coughed and sneezed his mask awry, I look out of the window and thought about dying

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I’ve started a dating site for lockdown skeptics

August 13, 2020 1:03 pm

The idea is that if you’re a COVID realist you don’t want to go out with a hysteric who frets about a ‘second wave