He began the article by addressing Moscow's wild reputation. By doing so, he stated that Moscow was a "a giant college dormitory gone wild". He was able to relate the qualities of college life to the city... Free from parental control, in this case- 'Overbearing Soviet leaders'. Indulging in the fruits of capitalism- with reference to drinking and hangovers. This simile set a story line for the introductory paragraph.
Not only was the authors vocabulary profound- but the way he phrased these words was very unique as well. He was able to put a conversational spin onto big words.
"There is, however, plenty of debauchery left, so bring your tight leather trousers and leopard-print hot pants, if that’s your thing. But those with more refined tastes will also find a more subdued sense of chic."
He really set up his article to match his title. I like how he creates an hour for hour game-plan for a weekend in Moscow by giving you the best day & time to check out the list of exhibits.