July 22, 2017 | Rome, Italy | °C

Slogans and shortcuts

French President Emmanuele Macron seemed to spoil Donald Trump just enough to accomplish his mission — become a handbrake.


Shaded distress

"Berlin Syndrome" provides a moderately interesting twist on the damsel-in-distress theme.


Glimmers of love

After a quarter century in Milan, Madeleine Johnson bits farewell to her elegant city.


Mile 37.12

Driving rituals can level the playing field when it comes to good, evil and the American way.


Therapy and the past

What triggers memory and how we handle it is central to mental health and life at large.


FEATURES

Area 51

Navarro-Valls

The death of former papal spokesman Joaquín Navarro-Valls elicits memories of "game-changing" events.

That's Queer

Suffer in silence

It's worth bearing in mind that sexual assault isn't just a crime directed at heterosexual women.

Milan Notebook

Glimmers of love

After a quarter century in Milan, Madeleine Johnson heads home to America, but not before a nod to her city.

L'Americana

About a dog

The story of a dog often has much in common with the story of a human life and its passages.

Psych Dept.

Therapy and the past

What triggers memory and how we handle it is central to mental health and life at large.


THE LETTER

Once upon a Rome


LAW

Closing Argument

Expatriation games

U.S. tax laws intended to discourage people from giving up citizenship can lead to the opposite.


FINANCE

The Economist

Slogans and shortcuts

Emmanuele Macron seemed to spoil Donald Trump just enough to accomplish his mission — become a handbrake.


LIVING

In the Sticks

Until the fat lady sings

Ever hear the one about the husband who runs for mayor and ends up with a helping of humble pie?

That's Life

20 minutes

That's the total length of time a human being can focus on anything before moving on.


AT LARGE

Free-Range Kid

Mile 37.12

Driving (the morality tale) can level the playing field when it comes to good, evil and the American way.

American Girl

American tragedy

An appreciation of life is both sharpened and humbled by a shocking death.

Lost in Translation

Office romance

Yes, falling for a co-worker can be both fun and exciting. And no, don't let it happen.

Bio-Lingual

Thoughts on pain

Managing pain in a modern hospital setting can be a delicate if not thorny issue.


WHERETOEAT

Ethnic revolt

Careful choices can let you beat Rome's longtime bad rap when it comes to ethnic dining.


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

Art and music

Photos of Hollywood icons in Rome, plus summer concerts and films in English.


FOOD&WINE

In Cucina

The perfect supplì

Childhood beach memories can serve at the behest of adult cravings, even if you can't go home again.

In Provincia

Flowers and frittata

First, a trip to flowery Spello; later, zucchini and raisins cooked up to celebrate.

Suzanne's Taste

Once upon a Rome

Discovering a letter from Rome written in 1987 lets you take a walk in another world, though much endures.


FILM

UN CERTAIN REGARD: A creepy mind

In "Berlin Syndrome," Australian director Cate Shortland tugs at Patty Hearst's cape, with mixed results.

IN FOCUS: Baby Driver

Writer-director Edgar Wright's musical caper has bright, shining moments, but they fade.

1,001 MOVIES: Facing Window

Director Ferzan Ozpetek's highly acclaimed 2003 film epitomizes his affection for melodramatic themes.


BOOKS

RECENT REVIEWS: Men Without Woman

Haruki Murakami again revels in tales of mysterious woman (and sad men) in his latest story collection.

SCRIPTORIUM: Femme-friendly Italy

Susan Van Allen experiential travel guide is an intelligent Italian companion for men and women alike.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: My Cat Yugoslavia

Pajtim Statovci's novel of personal and family displacement (and odd pets) is a shining debut.

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









FRITZ
About a dog
OUTLAND
American tragedy
INTERVIEW
Kolstad on Wick
TAXES
The sting
ON PAIN
Reflections