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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…

My return to New York is a mixed blessing

17 April 2021 9:00 am

New York Ha, ha! What London turned down, the Bagel accepted with alacrity, namely the poor little Greek boy. And…

Savage aperçus: Fake Accounts, by Lauren Oyler, reviewed

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Lauren Oyler is viral and vicious. A critic with a reputation for pulling no punches, she is known for delivering…

Is the hottest new podcast, The Apology Line, worth sticking with?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

With the arts world still largely in hibernation, the launch of a big podcast is as close as we get…

Quarantine heralds the death of Mid-Atlantic Man

30 January 2021 9:00 am

As an ambitious journalist making my way in Fleet Street, I dreamed of becoming a Mid-Atlantic Man. Tom Wolfe came…

new york republican

The resurgence of the New York Republican

18 December 2020 2:37 am

Have you met Tina? You may have seen her this month leading a charge outside Mac’s Public House on Staten…

business

Every business is essential

8 December 2020 9:10 am

Governors across the country are deploying their unilateral power to institute draconian measures which close small businesses, mostly those in…

cuomo

Finally America is realizing that Andrew Cuomo is a putz

20 November 2020 9:01 am

In a sane world, Andrew Cuomo would be America’s least popular politician, a welcome target for a primary campaign or…

thanksgiving

Sorry Cuomo, we’re doing Thanksgiving

18 November 2020 4:41 am

New York governor Andrew Cuomo took the last can of Who-hash by announcing a ban on both indoor and outdoor…