Taki

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

A story to tell: King Constantine of Greece and his wife Anne Marie (Photo: Getty)

The King of Greece tells it like it really was

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Athens Viewed from Mars, this is a sunny, peaceful city. Up close, however, things ain’t what they used to be.…

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Trump’s appeal can be summed up in five words

30 January 2016 9:00 am

The Dolly Sisters were off to Davos last week for the World Economic Forum: Nat Rothschild and Sebastian Taylor in…

The African Queen (Andre Leon Talley) and Iman (Photo: Getty)

Will Iman give me a second chance before I die?

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The death of David Bowie — how is it that Stephen Glover always gets it right about our over-reaction and…

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A tale of two families

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Gstaad War and Peace has been in the news lately, so what was it that Leo wrote about all happy…

Millionaire art dealer Daniel Wildenstein, 1976 (Photo: Getty)

The consolations of old age

9 January 2016 9:00 am

OK sports fans, what do Dame Vivien Duffield and Evelyn Waugh have in common? The answer is absolutely nothing, so…

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2016 will be a vintage year for tech billionaires and jihadis

2 January 2016 9:00 am

This is going to be one hell of a year, hell being the operative word. It will be the year…

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We need Christianity more than ever in this Age of Atheists

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Have we ever needed Christianity more than we do today? It’s a rhetorical question, for sure, because the loss of…

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Donald Trump is the master of anti-hype

5 December 2015 9:00 am

 New York Things turn very frivolous around this time of year. Barf-inducing parties given by pop-culture schlock merchants selling their…

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It is political correctness, not maniacal bigots, that will end civilisation

28 November 2015 9:00 am

What does one do, attend or refuse a party after a tragic event such as the recent Paris outrage? My…

Demi Moore (Photo: Getty)

The doctored images of me and Demi Moore are in my solicitors’ hands

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Blind is an indie movie that has an original screenplay by John Buffalo Mailer and is directed by his older…

Usain Bolt and Roger Federer (Photo: Getty)

The most dangerous word in the digital world is 'send'

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it, tweeted Jon Ronson, a man I’d never heard of until…

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How New York vulgarians live

7 November 2015 9:00 am

I have finally moved into my new flat, a jewel of a place in a pre-first world war Park Avenue…

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The sophisticates are wrong about Cleveland, Ohio

29 October 2015 9:00 am

To Cleveland, Ohio, where middle America’s middle class begins its great Midwest sprawl. I’ve always wanted to visit Cleveland because…

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I’m not surprised that my friend Donald Trump is leading in the polls

24 October 2015 9:00 am

As everyone knows, journalists tend to take themselves seriously, especially American journalists, who take themselves very, very seriously. Dan Rather…

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I offered Zac Goldsmith £50 to stay 20 feet away from me

17 October 2015 9:00 am

I once tried to bribe Zac Goldsmith with a £50 note, but he didn’t bite even back then. He was…

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Blood, sand and tragedy in Papa Hemingway and Ava Gardner country

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Let’s take it from the top: Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The capital of Andalusia,…

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Hurrah! Demi Moore is Pugs club’s new Mistress of Chamber

3 October 2015 9:00 am

If cheating is the cancer of sport, losing has to be its halitosis. I stunk out the joint in Amsterdam…

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It’ll be me vs Jean-Claude Juncker at the Judo World Championships

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Gstaad Jeremy Clarke has wiped me out again, for a change. His accounts of the high jinks on board the…

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Was Maria a virgin, a prude or a woman who liked to torture?

19 September 2015 8:00 am

 Gstaad Last week I dreamt of a girl I met in the summer of 1953, in Greece. I had never…

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I spent 50 years playing competitive tennis, and hated every minute on court

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Serena Williams, according to some commentators the greatest woman who has ever graced this earth of ours, will complete the…

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Before cruises there were crossings – the good old days!

5 September 2015 9:00 am

 On board MS Queen Victoria   They remain engraved on my brain, like something out of a Greek tragedy, so…

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The unspiritual life is in sad decline (except on Michael Chandris's yacht)

29 August 2015 9:00 am

According to Somerset Maugham, in material terms one must live on the razor edge between poverty and minimal subsistence in…

Outdoor piano bars can be dangerous things — especially when one is under the influence

22 August 2015 9:00 am

These are the languid, sensuous days of summer, and I’ve had another birthday, which is the bad news. But it’s…

Mykonos: a beautiful nightmare

Mykonos has turned into hell (I still blame Jackie Kennedy)

15 August 2015 9:00 am

The wind is maddening and constant, and gets stronger as the sun falls below the horizon. The streets are lined…

High-life

What Greece needs is less Europe and more entrepreneurship

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Nestled under the Acropolis, snug and safe among the ancient ruins of a long-ago grandeur, Plaka is the only remaining…