Conrad had gone as far as to place yours truly next to Melania Trump at dinner
Was the Manhattan I first lived in a beautiful illusion embellished by the innocence of youth?
I went to see the Oklahoma! revival and walked out
Sebastian Flyte had nothing on me
Just imagine what an intelligent writer could do with Trump’s presidency
A game of tennis with the founder of the disgraced drugs company told me all I needed to know about the man
Welcome, filthy island packed to the gills with angry, mean, squat Trump haters who live in decrepit buildings they share with rat
His elegance, manners, and sportsmanship will never be topped
I’ve had a good time in the Bagel and am always reluctant to leave it, but nostalgia has its limits
A chance meeting with Ben Sonnenberg’s daughter
The ideal city living is the village life
The Big Apple is a tired old place: upper-class vertical living has gone to seed and the fun honky-tonk side of the city has been gentrified and made boring
Why is government absent when it comes to a predatory company out to destroy all opposition and pay the minimum tax in the process?
King David’s reputation is already mud. He’s a rapist who sent Bathsheba’s hubby to the front line so that he can get her into his bed.
New York This week 50 years ago saw the assassination of Robert Kennedy, a man I met a couple…
When poor old battered Odysseus landed on Circe’s island having lost all his ships (except his flagship) when he tangled…
New York If Albanian television had shown the programme CBS did last week — with a woman who has sex…
At dinner the other night a friend wondered what came first, social climbing or name-dropping? It’s obviously a very silly…
Gstaad The muffled sound of falling snow is ever-present. It makes the dreary beautiful and turns the bleak into magic.…
There’s fear and loathing out there and a whole new moral climate with new rules
I spent the better part of two sunny days indoors writing about authenticity for a Greek magazine, a strange subject…