New York

Home to mother: Long Island, by Colm Toibín, reviewed

18 May 2024 9:00 am

The sequel to Brooklyn sees Eilis leave New York shocked and angry, and return to Enniscorthy – where everything is outwardly calmer, but much has changed

How to bottle Britishness

11 May 2024 9:00 am

The US crackdown on trade finance for Russia from international banks – designed to impede imports needed for the continuing…

‘Now I have been made whole’: Lucy Sante’s experience of transition

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Until the age of 66, Sante lived as a deeply divided man. In this story of self-realisation, she describes how transitioning finally ‘lifted the veil’ over her existence

The quiet brilliance of street photographer Saul Leiter

6 April 2024 9:00 am

This is the second exhibition of mid-century New York street photography at the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes. The first,…

The problem with trying to resuscitate dying languages

9 March 2024 9:00 am

Ross Perlin is determined to support the ‘last speakers’ of endangered tongues, such as Seke. But if these speakers really are the last, they are not, in any real sense, speaking

A multicultural microcosm: Brooklyn Crime Novel, by Jonathan Lethem, reviewed

25 November 2023 9:00 am

Lethem returns to the borough with a tale of violence, neglect and demographic change over the decades, tinged with nostalgia but far from sentimental

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…

The problem with the Bibby Stockholm barge

29 July 2023 9:00 am

For British taxpayers perturbed by their £6 million daily bill for housing asylum seekers in hotels, New York City mayor…

Terrorists you might know or love: Brotherless Night, by V.V. Ganeshananthan, reviewed

22 July 2023 9:00 am

When a Sri Lankan medical student finds her brothers joining the Tamil Tigers, she is caught in a tangle of commitments to family, friends, homeland and vocation

Barbara Ker-Seymer – Bright Young Person in the shadows

8 July 2023 9:00 am

Though she photographed many society figures of the 1930s, Ker-Seymer lacked ambition and remains largely unknown – as she herself seems to have wanted

The root of the problem

20 May 2023 9:00 am

The novelist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo is attracted by the freedom a New York job promises, but misses the young daughter she has left behind in London

The lessons of New York’s carnage

8 October 2022 9:00 am

New York I am seriously thinking of visiting a shrink (just kidding) as I now have definite proof that I…

A character assassination of Rudy Giuliani

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Lord help me I love a hatchet job, and you’ll have to too if you want to make it through…

Welcome to post-truth America

28 May 2022 9:00 am

A couple more weeks in the Bagel and then on to dear old London. I’ve had a very good time…

The day Elizabeth Taylor kidnapped my daughter

7 May 2022 9:00 am

New York Back in the good old days the Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was the hotel for…

New York has become the city that never eats

2 May 2022 4:00 pm

Is there anything more extraordinary than dining in New York City? Whetheryou’re sitting down for the Michelin star experience of…

The glory days of Central Park

30 April 2022 9:00 am

I celebrate two Easters every year, the Catholic one and the Orthodox one, which means I get very drunk on…

The sad demise of Brooks Brothers

23 April 2022 9:00 am

New York Our own Douglas Murray is the canary in the Bagel coal mine as of late. The left controls…

A play for bureaucrats: David Hare's Straight Line Crazy reviewed

2 April 2022 9:00 am

It’s good of Nicholas Hytner to let Londoners see David Hare’s new play before it travels to Broadway where it…

The descent of New York

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Aggression is everywhere in New York

The psychopath who wrecked New York

19 March 2022 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton on the man who wrecked New York

I’ve been back one week and the good old US of A has never seemed more depressing

13 November 2021 9:00 am

New York Don’t let anyone tell you the Bagel is worse off than Kabul, where three people were recently shot…

Colson Whitehead celebrates old Harlem in a hardboiled thriller that’s also a morality tale

16 October 2021 9:00 am

For modern America, Harlem is a once maligned, now much vaunted literary totem, which continues to occupy a gargantuan place…

I was the next Truman Capote

25 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s nice to be back in London, and Glebe Place is a delight. Mind you, it’s not the mansion I…

New York’s vaccine passport scheme could have a nasty side effect

4 August 2021 7:11 pm

The latest French export to the United States is a requirement that people show proof of vaccination to visit indoor bars,…