March 30, 2017 | Rome, Italy | Sunny 24°C

Historical cycles

Studying history means looking at life in century-long, not decade-long stretches, putting Steve Bannon-like alarmism on the fringe.


Messy miracles

Teachers harp on neatness, but science and medicine have something else to say.


Hit'em where it hurts

Gay-hating bullies rely usually on snubs and snobbery. So change tactics.


Getting back up

As a baby was being born, the author's world shifted suddenly, but not in way she wanted.


Past perfect

Memories of dishes and their flavors can help sum up a lifetime of food and friendships.


FEATURES

Area 51

Tighten up

When in doubt over how much to write, particularly on a subject that thrills you, keep it short.

Anthropos

Bilingualism and cyberspace

Blaming cyberspace for millennial shortcomings has become something of an adult sport. But an Italian story changes the script.

Milan Notebook

Fit for Mozart

Swimming in a Milan temple of fascism can help with the creative process, no tyranny required.

Psych Dept.

Messy miracles

Teachers harp on neatness as the sign of a keen mind, but science and medicine have something else to say.

Bio-Lingual

Getting back up

As a baby was busy being born, the author's world shifted suddenly, but not in the way she wanted.

That's Queer

Hit'em where it hurts

Gay-hating bullies are rarely confrontational, relying on snubs and snobbery. So change tactics.

American Girl

The optimistic American

In New York, a new president and his erratic ways are roiling many daily lives.


ROME DENISTRY

Beware Rita


LAW

Closing Argument

Welcoming the wealthy

Seeking ways to stanch its financial bleeding, Italy is offering the world's wealthy a handsome invitation.


FINANCE

The Economist

Historical cycles

Studying history means looking at life in century-long, not decade-long stretches, putting Steve Bannon-like alarmism on the fringe.


LIVING

That's Life

The alternative

Alternatives come in different shapes and sizes. But there's no telling if opting for one solves anything.

2nd Generation

Rita

Looking for a Rome dentist while trying to keep costs down? Choose wisely, or else.

Lost in Translation

Relationship buckets

As not what you can do for your man, ask what your man can (and will) do for you.


AT LARGE

In the Sticks

An ode to education

When in doubt, repair the"baby parking" mess and teach English or try.

Free-Range Kid

It was so awks...

When it comes to 21st-century teen-speak, adults should remember an old mantra, "Do not try this at home."


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

Hard and soft

Postepay Sound Rock in Roma sets a star-studded summer lineup plus films in English.


FOOD&WINE

In Cucina

Wireless, where art thou?

For both tourists and local entrepreneurs, finding a pleasant spot to log on and work is a challenge in Rome.

Gina's Cellar

Truly natural

Natural wine is growing in popularity, but you still need to pay attention to find the genuine article.

In Provincia

River of flour

What, you ask, is the role of the Tiber in Umbria. The answer was once in the region's flour.

Suzanne's Taste

Past perfect

Memories of dishes made and eaten, and above all of tastes, can help sum up a lifetime of ups and downs and meals shared.


FILM

IN FOCUS: Equity

Meera Menon's Wall Street thriller breaks gender stereotypes, with Anna Gunn shining bright.

1,001 MOVIES: The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos's wondrously bizarre love parable creates a credible alternate universe.

UN CERTAIN REGARD: Skirting the censors

Ashgar Farhadi deservedly picks up a second Oscar for "The Salesman," a taught marriage drama.


BOOKS

RECENT REVIEWS: Exit West

In "Exit West," Mohsin Hamid gives global migration a magically compassionate new look.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: Lincoln in the Bardot

George Saunders' ambitious journey into the world of limbo and Abraham Lincoln's grief at the death of his son is a gossip-fest.

SCRIPTORIUM: The hell of it all

Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railway" is a searing indictment of the biggest of all American crimes, slavery.

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









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The Hunger Saaint
INSOMNIA
Welcome!
BACKFLIP
The Cozzi pool
RELATIONSHIPS
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TEACHING
A hellish notion