Taki

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

High Life

The new nights of New York

As the city reopens, one thing is for sure. The glamour days of Studio 54, Xenon and other fleshpots are not about to return

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A nicer side of Nero

Nero had to find a scapegoat for the fire so he went after the Christians. So what else is new?

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In praise of chastity

Nothing pleases me more than female beauty, in which charm and femininity are all important

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New York resembles a war zone

The media and BLM have succeeded in turning the police into the bad guys

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I can finally spill the beans about Halston and Princess Margaret

I knew Halston, he was a friend of my then sister-in-law, but we had zero in common

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The lost magic of Palm Beach

Its beautiful Hispanic architectural marvels are gradually being torn down

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Books

Best of the Old West

Larry McMurtry (1936-2021)

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Why Mick Jagger is an insult to rock

Back in the good old days, rock stars enjoyed the mortality of mayflies

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The school that made an American century

Groton is the American Eton, and then some

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The unsavory truth about American sports

The specter of promotion or relegation does not exist in the US

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Let the barbarians cancel whoever they like

Poor young Americans are now expected to uphold woke standards on their way to becoming total simpletons

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We need Voltaire more than ever

We need the Delphic Oracle, but Pythia is out having a joint

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My return to New York is a mixed blessing

The Bagel has 80,000 homeless, some of them parked outside glitzy Park Avenue abodes like mine

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An elegy on the end of elegance

People ached to have a good time — to splurge, to let go

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Mother Nature is giving us her middle finger

Up until 150 years ago, she was left alone in the Alps to organize her flora and fauna

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