May 23, 2017 | Rome, Italy | Sunny 27°C

An unfair split

In a gay relationship, 50-50 isn't an equal proposition and can unexpectedly leave a trusting partner on the brink.


Frozen Freench

A host's amazing dinner turns out to hail from a wholly unexpected source, a frozen food outlet.


A powerful day

.Mother's Day is at its best when memories bring with them a sense of loving loss.


Swipe left

Using hookup sites like Tinder a "true love" tool is a misguided undertaking.


Inventing Ms. Charcoal

Gearing up for LA means learning how to act the part, and making sure you eat it daily.


FEATURES

Area 51

Notsies

When you're 10 and pregnant, much of Madrid can get to laughing at you.

Milan Notebook

Lost opportunity

PBS had a golden opportunity to make World War I clear to a new generation, but forgot the fighting.

That's Queer

An unfair split

In a gay relationship, 50-50 isn't an equal proposition and can unexpectedly leave a trusting partner on the brink.

L'Americana

A powerful day

Mother's Day is powerful day when it triggers a flood a memories, and with it a sense of loving loss.

Psych Dept.

One deranged starling

When it comes to extremes of narcissism, all it takes is one sick bird to drive the flock.


NOT KICKING IT

Embers


LAW

Closing Argument

Translators unite

A translator's job can be enormously rewarding (and hard), but lack of representation undermined fair compensation.


FINANCE

The Economist

Election frenzy

In the United States and Europe, elections held and elections to come are ensuring the global political balance remains in flux.


LIVING

In the Sticks

Channeling Jackie

When you stand a chance of becoming an Italian first lady, everyone has advice.

That's Life

Ending happy endings

A Friday night watching "Bridget Jones's Diary" (again) has its all-too-painful logic.

2nd Generation

Embers

Cigarette smoking can bring the U.S.-Italian culture clash to a head.


AT LARGE

Free-Range Kid

Inventing Ms. Charcoal

Preparing to spend time in LA means knowing to act the part, and eating it.

American Girl

Seeing

Amid unexpected wonder of nature — California wildflowers — it helps to use your eyes.

Lost in Translation

Swipe left

Using hookup sites like Tinder a "true love" tool is a misguided undertaking.

Bio-Lingual

On complaining

It's easy to moan about what's not working for you, far harder to come up with a plan to stop it.


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

A major Basquiat exhibit in Rome, plus summer concerts and films in English.


FOOD&WINE

In Cucina

Pasta politics

American pasta fumblers still use spoons — shame on them. Now, read how it's really done.

Gina's Cellar

Bottling Sicily

Sicilian vintages are as ample and eclectic as the varied landscape of the southern island, whose wine fame is growing.

In Provincia

'L'Ammerica'

A cook's trip annual trip to the United States produces joy and stirs memories.

Suzanne's Taste

Frozen French

A host's amazing dinner turns out to hail from a wholly unexpected source, a frozen food outlet.


FILM

UN CERTAIN REGARD: Bringing back Baldwin

Haitian director Raoul Peck takes risks by reviving James Baldwin's racial views.

IN FOCUS: H.

If apocalyptic atmosphere is your cup of tea, check out Rania Attieh's and Daniel Garcia's tribute to Homeric tidings.

1,001 MOVIES: Embers

Clare Carré's dreamy debut has lofty aims but ends up going around in tedious circles.


BOOKS

RECENT REVIEWS: The Last Days of New Paris

China Miéville reinvents postwar Paris in a clever but stilted homage to Surrealism.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: Transit

In her latest novel, Rachel Cusk can't enough of playing disappointment's biographer.

SCRIPTORIUM: Grossman's verdict

Israeli novelist David Grossman uses the act of a stand-up comedian to get to the heart of Jewish doubt.

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









LOVE
Mr. Right
MEDICINE
On complaining
ME-TIME
Happy endings
NECROLOGIE
Death in Italy
ETHICS
A crown story