New York

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,…

In praise of chastity

12 June 2021 9:00 am

New York It’s party time in the Bagel, or at least private party time. Yours truly is an extra man…

Why night-clubbing in New York is a risky business

5 June 2021 9:00 am

New York The acerbic writer Gore Vidal was once asked which period of history he would choose to have lived…

New York resembles a war zone

29 May 2021 9:00 am

New York The Big Bagel is getting so bad that even the baddies are demanding the fuzz do something. As…

New Yorkers talk the talk

15 May 2021 9:00 am

New York in a nutshell? No way. New York in a New York minute? Forget about it. The city contains…

We need Voltaire more than ever

24 April 2021 9:00 am

New York The high life has gone with the wind because of you know what. The last time I went…