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Taki's Magazine, an on-line political and cultural magazine founded and edited by Taki Theodoracopulos
His column "High Life" has appeared in The Spectator since 1977, and he has also written for other US and UK publications. In 1984, Taki served three months in HM Prison Pentonville for the possession of cocaine. He documented his prison experiences in Nothing to Declare: Prison Memoirs (1991).
In 2002, Taki founded The American Conservative magazine with Pat Buchanan and Scott McConnell. He was also the publisher of the British magazine Right Now! He currently publishes and writes for Taki's Magazine, described as a libertarian webzine of "politics and culture."
Taki appeared in the 2013 James Toback film Seduced and Abandoned as himself.
Taki has an interest in Oriental martial arts, holds a black belt in karate and owned a yacht named Bushido (after the code of honour of Japanese Samurai warriors). The yacht was put up for sale in 2012.
Taki has expressed views which have been considered racist. For example in an article published on 2 November 2000, Taki wrote that "On average, Orientals are slower to mature, less randy, less fertile, and have larger brains and higher IQ scores. Blacks are at the other pole, and whites fall somewhere in the middle, although closer to the Orientals than the blacks."
In 2004, The Guardian accused Taki of using ethnic slurs, in an article criticizing then Spectator editor and MP and future Mayor of London and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for employing him. While Scotland Yard investigated Taki for some of his alleged racial comments, no charges were made.
Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, publicly endorsed Taki when taking up his post in September 2009: "Ah, Taki! For decades it has been traditional for a new Spectator editor to be inundated with calls to show his commitment to civility by hiring a new High Life columnist. But this time, not a soul has asked for him to be sacked. All I hear is how the old rogue has never been in better form. This won't please him much, as he prides himself on calls for his resignation. But it's not that Taki is conforming to the world. The world, I think, is finally conforming to him".
In July 2013, Nelson defended a column written by Taki in which he excused people who supported the Golden Dawn organisation, a "Greek far-right party" according to Press Gazette, as reaction to the corruption of the political elite of Greece.