January 22, 2018 | Rome, Italy | °C

Annoying at any age

Some parents unfairly bash their kids for misbehaving in endless airport lines. But who wouldn’t be bored, if not exasperated?


For love of pigs

You can take the girl out of Iowa, but good luck taking the Iowa out of the girl, not when it comes to pig love.


Of Brown and muffins

The author, fresh out of Brown University, ruminates on her red-cup experiences.


Musical drugs

When it comes to drugs, what is and what is not available in Italy can be mystify even a doctor.


A stone house in a deep dark forest

Umbrian nuns once took up refuge in a lovely valley, though loveliness in the Middle Ages was relative.


FEATURES

Area 51

Remember the outhouse

Presidents can rage and rant against filthy interlopers but those who like what they hear would be wise to remember America's origins.

Bedside Manners

Musical drugs

What's available in Italy and what's not can be difficult even for a working doctor to track, since some drugs vanish only to reappear.

Notebook

A new winter order

Moving from Milan to small town New Hampshire quickly alters your view of what Christmas, and winter, mean.

Bio-Lingual

Be my doctor

An Objective Structured Clinical Examination is medical school lingo for a very special kind of stress test.

L'Americana

For love of pigs

You can take the girl out of Iowa, but good luck taking the Iowa out of the girl, especially when it comes to pig love.

Psych Dept.

Annoying at any age

Some parents unfairly bash their kids for misbehaving in endless airport lines. But who wouldn’t be bored, if not exasperated?


A FATHER'S LEGACY

His way, a requiem


LAW

Closing Argument

Icebergs and rapids

Italy has many flaws, but its attention to health care isn't one, something the U.S. should learn from.


FINANCE

The Economist

It never ends

Donald Trumps' near pathological unpredictability makes the systematic conduct of foreign policy increasingly precarious


LIVING

Free-Range Kid

Of Brown and muffin mysteries

The author, fresh out of Brown, has reflections and ruminations on her red-cup experiences.

That's Queer

His way, a requiem

The author just learned of his estranged father's death, and an emotional pot was stirred.

American Girl

Sanding along the grain

A visit to southwestern U.S. takes an author to beautiful landscapes, and a story of wood.


AT LARGE

In the Sticks

Bollards!

Why can't you park in front of the pharmacy in the Tuscan town of M----? Go ahead, ask the mayor.

Lost in Translation

The missing "one"

The ghost of Christmas Past, aka an important lost love, can undo all cheer, if you let it.


WHERETOEAT

Oddball dining

Want some offbeat spots to eat in while in Rome, cats included? If so, an ample list awaits you.


TOURIST Q&A

Uber or taxis?

No matter how much you love Uber in the U.S., opt for a cab in Italy — at least for now.


WHAT'SON

Monet in Rome

Monet paintings on loan from Paris' Musée Marmottan Monet, and films in English.


FOOD&WINE

Suzanne's Taste

Sensuously scintillating sauce

For the writer, food writing has lost its mind, a slave to overwriting, forced exaggeration and misbegotten trends.

In Provincia

A stone house in a deep dark forest

Umbrian nuns once took up refuge in a lovely valley, though loveliness in the Middle Ages was relative.

In Cucina

All about the crunch

Italy's Jewish Quarter goes heavy on fried food, but it hardly stops there, with frying making its way into all manner of national cuisine.


FILM

IN FOCUS: All the Money in the World

Ridley Scott's retelling of the Italian kidnapping of John Paul Getty II elicits superb work from patriarch Christopher Plummer.

1,001 MOVIES: Phantom Thread

Paul Thomas Anderson's dives into the British fashion world of the 1950s, and creates an difficult romance.

UN CERTAIN REGARD: Five-inchers

In reconfiguring humans, director Alexander Payne has more than sci-fi comedy on his mind.


BOOKS

SCRIPTORIUM: Archie Auster

In "4 3 2 1," winner of the Man Booker International Prize, American novelist Paul Auster digs into his four-part past.

RECENT REVIEWS: The World Goes On

László Krasznahorkai's newest collection of stories is yet another ode in his ongoing courtship of oblivion.

FICTION & STORIES: Buona Sera, Uncle Ray (Rosebud, New Jersey, 1969)

"As always, he looks sharp in a creamy beige suit, white button-down shirt, fancy marinara-red tie, and brown and white two-tone shoes…"

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

Everything you need to know about visiting or moving to Tuscany, Italy.









PARKING
Me first forever...
BOOKS
Krasznahorkai's world
FOOD
Crunch time
MEDICINE
Be my doctor
FAMILY
Brother wood