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Shanghai's New (and Improved) Peace Hotel

At the height of Shanghai's hedonistic heyday in the 1930s, the Bund was the city's most fashionable address and the Cathay Hotel its glamorous epicenter...

Family Man.

I went to Madison Square Garden to see Tyler Perry's new musical, Madea's Big Happy Family, a day after I sat through a Broadway revival of Noel Coward's 1939...

Sad About the Boy: Noel Coward

Anyone assembling a roster of artistic types who shaped the 20th century aesthetic could do worse than a team comprising Duke Ellington, Fred Astaire, Ernest...

They Would Be Speechless

Nineteen ninety-nine was a big year for memorials. Humphrey Bogart, Duke Ellington, Fred Astaire and Noel Coward, among others, would have been 100, Pushkin 200,...

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Photo Essays

Twiggy: Rare Photos of a Sixties Icon

London in the mid-to late-1960s was as central to the look and feel of that fabled era as any place on earth. The music that emerged from England (the Beatles,...

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