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    1. MBA blog

      November 10, 2014

      London vs New York

      “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years” ~ Tom Wolfe Of the many...

    2. October 29, 2014

      Towers that cast a long shadow on New York’s self-image

      Tom Wolfe coined the term “Social X-ray” to describe the wealthy Upper East Side wives of investment bankers, women who were...

    1. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      Bonfire of the bond funds

        “Just imagine that a bond is a slice of cake, and you didn’t bake the cake, but every time you hand somebody a slice of...

    2. April 11, 2014

      Feeling a touch of Michael Lewis overload

      If, like me, you live in the US, then you may be feeling a touch of Michael Lewis overload. If you live elsewhere, you may...

    3. January 31, 2014

      From Seeger to self, self, self

      I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the death of Pete Seeger, the mythic American folk singer, had made the top of the...

    4. July 5, 2013

      The hideous perfection of Banker Style in homes of the super-rich

      The key to understanding the whole house is a pair of silver picture frames on a polished 17th-century Italian table, in the...

    5. November 2, 2012

      The slight stuff

      Back to Blood, by Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Cape, RRP£20, Little, Brown, RRP$30, 720 pages There was a time when Tom Wolfe was a...

    6. December 2, 2011

      Ordinary magic

      Joel Meyerowitz, a great and influential photographer, used to accompany Diane Arbus sometimes when she was working. He said...

    7. November 25, 2011

      Bleak encounters

      It’s been a choppy year for literary prizes. The Nobel committee was harangued for elevating to its pantheon a chap who...

    8. November 5, 2011

      City-Pick New York

      From Alistair Cooke’s establishment tones to the voices of Langston Hughes, Quentin Crisp and Suze Rotolo, Reyes has...

    9. September 21, 2011

      Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, V&A, London

      Once a movement is named “postmodernism” it kills everything that follows it. Even old modernism, pure, white and minimal,...

    10. April 29, 2011

      Fears of return to the 1970s are overdone

      Here’s something to send shivers down the spine of nearly anyone middle aged or older – a repeat of the 1970s. As unpleasant...

    11. March 4, 2011

      Other People’s Money

      Other People’s Money, by Justin Cartwright, Bloomsbury, RRP£18.99, 272 pages Ever since Shylock demanded his pound of flesh...

    12. February 4, 2011

      My soup kitchen treatment

      “I’m too rich for this,” said a client I was showing round a newly developed Holland Park mansion. It was in response to the...

    13. October 6, 2010

      Nothing left to say ... it’s a rap

      All the maestros have played Birmingham Symphony Hall. And halfway through David Cameron’s virtuoso performance on...

    14. November 7, 2009

      Outlaw Journalist

      Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S Thompson By William McKeen Aurum £9.99, 428 pages FT Bookshop price:...

    15. July 20, 2009

      Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture

      Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture By Malcolm Millais Frances Lincoln £18.99, 304 pages FT Bookshop price: £15.19...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2009

      Bonfire of the Vanities, redux

      Tom Wolfe – chronicler par excellence of Eighties Wall Street excess, has written a piece in Monday’s revamped Evening...

    17. November 26, 2008

      'Masters of the universe' conjure sense of foreboding

      In his Dickensian tale of 1980s Wall Street excess, The Bonfire of the Vanities , Tom Wolfe described his bond-trading...

    18. November 25, 2008

      Insight: Bonds risk repeating history

      In his Dickensian tale of 1980s Wall Street excess, Tom Wolfe described his bond-trading protagonist Sherman McCoy as a...

    19. September 29, 2008

      Resurrection of a museum

      Buildings in New York bloom between breakfast and lunch. Skyscrapers rise where warehouses huddled, whole neighbourhoods...

    20. August 2, 2008

      ‘Brideshead Revisited’ conquers America, January 1982

      America had worshipped at the altar of English ostentation long before the television mini-series of Evelyn Waugh’s novel...

    21. June 7, 2008

      Picture perfect

      If the world's leading art fairs were novels, Frieze would be written by Martin Amis, Miami Beach by Tom Wolfe, and Basel...

    22. June 7, 2008

      Picture perfect

      If the world’s leading art fairs were novels, Frieze would be written by Martin Amis, Miami Beach by Tom Wolfe, and Basel by...

    23. February 2, 2008

      Wood on writing . . . and writers

      Few critics can make literature sound so vital but just as James Wood's forensic reading can dazzle with its brilliance,...

    24. January 8, 2008

      Cities on the edge of - where?

      Liverpool, which launches its year as Europe's Capital of Culture this week, plans joint events with six other "difficult...

    25. January 7, 2008

      Cities on the edge of – where?

      Liverpool, which launches its year as Europe’s Capital of Culture this week, plans joint events with six other “difficult...

    26. December 11, 2007

      When the elephant pushed the envelope

      It is time for my top 10 irritating clichés and buzz-words of the year. This kind of thing is deeply personal - when does a...

    27. December 10, 2007

      When the elephant pushed the envelope

      It is time for my top 10 irritating clichés and buzz-words of the year. This kind of thing is deeply personal – when does a...

    28. September 22, 2007

      'The irony of my life'

      Iget writers to sign their books," says Louis Auchincloss, reaching up to a shelf of immaculate first editions. Just shy of...

    29. September 21, 2007

      ‘The irony of my life’

      I get writers to sign their books,” says Louis Auchincloss, reaching up to a shelf of immaculate first editions. Just shy of...

    30. August 27, 2007

      Take us away to those hard-to-discover places within the soul

      From Ms Carolyn Bäurle. Sir, I read with alarm and sadness Howard Davies' thesis (August 22) that British writers should...

    31. August 22, 2007

      Britain's novelists are bad at business

      It is often said, with some justification, that there is no current British novelist who shows an interest in, and...

    32. August 21, 2007

      British writers are bad at business

      It is often said, with some justification, that there is no current British novelist who shows an interest in, and...

    33. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2007

      Wolfe: "The end of capitalism as we know it"

      We’re not the only ones feeling slightly unwell as Blackstone gets away on the public markets. Our general nausea has now...

    34. May 19, 2007

      A cost-benefit analysis

      Last year's charity auction to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation for poor boys and girls became an emblem of American...

    35. May 18, 2007

      A cost-benefit analysis

      Last year’s charity auction to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation for poor boys and girls became an emblem of American...

    36. May 5, 2007

      Dandy with a taste for literary spats

      The wit of Oscar Wilde is often more clever than insightful, but when he declared that "one's first duty in life is to...

    37. May 4, 2007

      Dandy with a taste for literary spats

      The wit of Oscar Wilde is often more clever than insightful, but when he declared that “one’s first duty in life is to...

    38. April 26, 2007

      Another top hedge fund chief backs Obama

      Paul Tudor Jones, the wealthy hedge fund manager, has become the latest in a growing band from his profession to throw...

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