Taki

Taki

Taki has been the High Life columnist for the London Spectator for over 40 years. He has written for National Review, The London Sunday Times, and The New York Post, among others. He is the founder of The American Conservative and the publisher of Taki's Magazine. He has played Davis Cup tennis, competed in the Olympics for Greece, and is Judo Champion of the World 70 and over.


Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith, Othello

High Life

Cancel Away!

NEW YORK—I’ve never met anyone named Othello, certainly not in Venice nor in Cyprus, b...

High Life

A Deeper Divide

NEW YORK CITY—Don’t let anyone tell you the Bagel is worse off than Kabul, where three...
Chelsea Bridge, London

High Life

London, 1952

There’s a narrow stretch of Chelsea south of the King’s Road from Oakley Street to Orm...
Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven

PC World

Fire the Canon

Back in the days when skin tone was not a criterion for worthy art, I used to attend the o...
City of London

High Life

The Great Divide

NEW YORK—“The City of London Is Hiding the World’s Stolen Money,” screams a Bagel ...
Vero Beach, FL

High Life

Join the Club

Around twenty years or so ago I had point for match point on a perfect grass court in Fort...
King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie

High Life

Battle Royal

GSTAAD—It seems to be open season on royals, starting with Prince Andrew and the charges...

High Life

Games Over

CORONIS—Embracing one’s vulnerability seems to have replaced the higher, faster, stron...

High Life

On Sail

PATMOS—A very long time ago I wrote right here that spending a summer on the Riviera or ...

High Life

Cheat Sheet

GSTAAD—After six and a half months apart, I had absolutely no trouble recognizing my wif...
Kanye West's sneakers

High Life

Prop Culture

NEW YORK—I hope this is my last week in the Bagel. I plan to fly first to Switzerland an...

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