Taki

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

Closing Ceremony - Red Carpet Arrivals - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, exclusive? I’ve met classier crowds in brothels

28 May 2016 9:00 am

New York Let’s face it, sleaze is to professional party-givers what jail is to a burglar, an occupational hazard. I’ve…

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The view from New York tells me that Trump can win it

21 May 2016 9:00 am

   New York I have never seen anything like it. If Adolf Hitler were running for president, he would match…

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Anna Wintour has dragged the Met Gala into the gutter

14 May 2016 9:00 am

New York It was the best of times — downtown — and the worst of times — uptown. Let’s start…

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Hearing that 60 is the new 40 makes me want to punch the nearest octagenarian

7 May 2016 9:00 am

   New York I went downtown to Katz’s the other day and had a pastrami sandwich that made me want…

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My dream dinner party (think Talleyrand, not Kardashian)

30 April 2016 9:00 am

I read this in an American newspaper (it was written by a woman who used to edit my copy for…

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Why my name didn’t appear in the Panama Papers

23 April 2016 9:00 am

My, my, the rich are under attack everywhere, and I thank God the Panama Papers didn’t include the name of…

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My drunken heckling of General Petraeus landed me in a spot of bother

16 April 2016 9:00 am

New York Harvey Keitel, the actor, rang up to invite me to a Marine shindig where General Petraeus would be…

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Modern feminists should come to me if they want the truth about sex

9 April 2016 9:00 am

   New York Even after all these years, I’m still at times floored by the scale of the place. And…

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Ray Moore lost his job for telling the truth

2 April 2016 9:00 am

My old friend and one-time doubles partner Ray Moore has stepped down as chief executive of the Indian Wells Tennis…

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Putin has shown the West up as a paper tiger

26 March 2016 9:00 am

On 17 November 1813, Marshal Ney, the bravest of the brave, had been the last to march out of Smolensk…

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Nothing beats skiing with Roger Moore’s son — and Barry Humphries on rare form

19 March 2016 9:00 am

   Gstaad Going up on a chairlift with the town’s doctor, I asked him, ‘How’s business, doc?’ ‘Never better,’ said…

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Athens today makes me long for an EU bigwig to strangle

12 March 2016 9:00 am

   Athens I am walking around downtown Athens watching as thousands of migrants field pitches from smugglers offering alternative routes…

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Who is more undemocratic, Putin or Brussel? I say Brussels — by far

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The rich are under attack nowadays, never more so than in America, where The Donald continues to trump his critics,…

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Here’s how I would deal with the dorks who spread lies online

27 February 2016 9:00 am

One reason I do not tweet, text, use Facebook or Instagram, and only wield a mobile when a landline is…

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Britain’s determination to kill itself makes my blood boil

20 February 2016 9:00 am

   Gstaad The locals here in the beautiful Saanen valley are split over the migrant crisis. Switzerland does not belong…

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Moral sainthood is a bore; sinners are much more fun

13 February 2016 9:00 am

Gstaad I had the rather subversive idea of offering a six-figure sum to Oriel College, Oxford. On one condition: that…

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…