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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Taki Theodoracopulos has written The Spectator's High Life column since 1977.
Nero had to find a scapegoat for the fire so he went after the Christians. So what else is new?
Nothing pleases me more than female beauty, in which charm and femininity are all important
The media and BLM have succeeded in turning the police into the bad guys
I knew Halston, he was a friend of my then sister-in-law, but we had zero in common
Its beautiful Hispanic architectural marvels are gradually being torn down
Larry McMurtry (1936-2021)
Back in the good old days, rock stars enjoyed the mortality of mayflies
Groton is the American Eton, and then some
The specter of promotion or relegation does not exist in the US
Poor young Americans are now expected to uphold woke standards on their way to becoming total simpletons
We need the Delphic Oracle, but Pythia is out having a joint
The Bagel has 80,000 homeless, some of them parked outside glitzy Park Avenue abodes like mine
People ached to have a good time — to splurge, to let go
Up until 150 years ago, she was left alone in the Alps to organize her flora and fauna
Oprah is a mini-tyrant on and off the set, who expects total subservience
The mob mentality of the elite
My advice to Johnny Depp
I was Oprah Winfrey’s hero
My return to New York is a mixed blessing
Let the barbarians cancel whoever they like
New York resembles a war zone
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