Tag Archives: The New Yorker

Talking about big boats and the ultra-rich…

For many years I’ve been paying special attention to the utterings and “ideas” of ultra-rich people. That is, I’ve been struck by the social stupidity of people who’ve risen to the top of the Big Money pile. We’re supposed to … Continue reading

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Test your character via a magazine article about…big boats

I expected to enjoy reading “The Floating World: Outrageously luxurious superyachts are attracting political scrutiny–and buyers in record numbers.” For one thing, it was written (experienced, actually) by Evan Osnos, a fine and witty writer. For another thing, I am … Continue reading

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Belly laughs, anyone?

Oh yes, you need them. And here’s where you can get them: The 6/27 New Yorker column, “On and Off the Avenue,” by the devastatingly funny Patricia Marx, in “Tossed and Turned: Decoding the mattress disrupters.” Which begins… Before we … Continue reading

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