New York

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Why New Yorkers are fleeing the city in droves

7 November 2020 9:00 am

New York Back when people used to read newspapers, they called it a ‘human interest’ story. Now it appears as…

I’m now considered a freak in New York

24 October 2020 9:00 am

New York It’s nice to finally be in the Bagel, a place where the cows have two legs and no…

New York is a paradise for criminals

17 October 2020 9:00 am

New York New York, New York, once a wonderful town/ The people are crap and the mayor’s a clown/ The…

Why I’m moving to England

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad It is not exactly a stop all the clocks occasion, let alone cut off the telephone, but I’ve finally…

As New Yorkers flee, the suburbs are under siege

5 September 2020 9:00 am

As New Yorkers flee, the suburbs are under siege

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In many ways, Andrew Cuomo is just a metaphor

18 August 2020 10:01 pm

With the United States lurching from crisis to crisis, the Democrats want their convention to present them as the tough,…

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Cuomo’s nursing home death blame game

13 August 2020 4:35 am

A major Associated Press report this week dove into New York’s nursing home COVID-19 death count and found the numbers…

New York vs NRA — and the silencing of dissent

9 August 2020 8:50 pm

On Thursday morning, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association. According to James,…

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It’s all relative with the Statue of Liberty

4 August 2020 2:50 am

She stands in the smoky morning air, her copper lamp held elegantly aloft across the waters from Manhattan. Oh, say…