Taki Theodoracopulos has written The Spectator's High Life column since 1977.

What Jesus taught us

16 December 2023 9:00 am

High life

7 October 2023 9:00 am

High life

30 September 2023 9:00 am

High life

23 September 2023 9:00 am

Gstaad The Speccie arrived just in time for me to read about the rudeness of one Lyndon Johnson, then vice-president,…

New York has cancelled Mozart

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Gstaad This is the best news since the Bush-Blair duo saved us from the nuclear holocaust Saddam was about to…

High life

9 September 2023 9:00 am

The glory of Paris has long past

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Gstaad A reader’s inquiry as to why I think Paris belongs to yesterday (12 August) has me remembering times past.…

The day I have dreaded has finally arrived: my birthday

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Coronis Trafficking in enchantment, I sailed west to Coronis, the most perfect private isle on this planet. At times I…

The FBI has a problem with Catholics

19 August 2023 9:00 am

  On board Aello She was built in 1921, a beautiful wooden ketch that is as graceful to look at…

In praise of minding your own business

12 August 2023 9:00 am

  Athens   With energy bordering on the demonic, I strut around an ancient stadium trying to make up for…

Greece’s age-old obsession with fire

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Patmos While green Rhodes and greener Corfu burn away, arid Patmos remains fireproof because rock and soil do not a…

High life

29 July 2023 9:00 am

High life

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Now that Wimbledon is over, a few thoughts about youthful brains showing traces of horse tranquillisers, angel dust and cannabis,…

I know how Jonny Bairstow feels

15 July 2023 9:00 am

A poor little Greek boy writing about cricket etiquette is like Harry Sussex lecturing on discretion, but never mind. As…

The pleasure and pain of reading

8 July 2023 9:00 am

Gstaad There are lurid rumours circulating around this Alpine village that an international literature symposium has taken place, with some…

The changing face of the Eternal City

1 July 2023 9:00 am

Rome To the Eternal City for the saddest of occasions, the funeral of the mother of Taki, 17, and Maria,…

My night with Rod Liddle

24 June 2023 9:00 am

‘I was 12 when I first got laid.’ ‘Where was that?’ ‘In Middlesbrough.’ ‘How the hell did you get lucky…

In praise of Londoners

17 June 2023 9:00 am

Southampton, Long Island ‘Why, oh why, do the wrong people travel?’ sang Noël Coward back in the early 1960s. Lucky…

High life

10 June 2023 9:00 am

The death of fair play

3 June 2023 9:00 am

Goodbye, my dear Low Life colleague

27 May 2023 9:00 am

He bore his death sentence more gracefully than most heroes I’ve read about. As the end approached, his columns showed…

High life

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Met Gala

13 May 2023 9:00 am

High life

6 May 2023 9:00 am

New York’s killer cyclists

29 April 2023 9:00 am

New York The most likely place to be injured, or even killed, in the Bagel is the sidewalk, any sidewalk,…