August 16, 2017 | Rome, Italy | °C

Food writer on a diet

What happens when an avid cook, food show host, and longtime restaurant reviewer decides it's time to diet? Read on…


One potato, two potato

Hot enough inside? Longing for a cool dish? Turn to the trusty potato and get creative


Sky lion

In August 1918, Italian nationalist Gabrielle d'Annunzio staged a remarkable propaganda coup.


Don't blame me

When the wheel of fortune makes you pick a restaurant for your friends, beware lifetime consequences.


Nolan's "Dunkirk" tableau

Christopher Nolan's vision of Dunkirk is above all a tale of composure amid wartime mayhem.


FEATURES

Area 51

Loudmouths

When it comes to Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, look to the playground for explanations.

That's Queer

Woman as aggressor

Most discussion of sexual assault focuses on male predators. But it's not that simple.

Notebook

Soothsayer

A summer vacation in New Hampshire feels like so many others until you realize its not a vacation at all.

L'Americana

Between two countries

For an American who spent vital years in Rome, nostalgia is less abstract than it is a kind of calling.

Psych Dept.

The Ritalin trap

Too often, North American kids are riddled with amphetamines for not sitting still. But where's the logic?



LAW

Closing Argument

Not so fast

Relinquishing U.S. citizenship is one thing. But traveling without it means being prepared.


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

Over someone's dead body

When an Australian of passionate southern roots gets Italian citizenship, there's big trouble in polite Tuscany.

That's Life

Play your hand

Feigning a cold, calm and calculating demeanor can make you feel in control, but is it worth it for a lifetime?


AT LARGE

Free-Range Kid

Don't blame me

When the wheel of fortune makes you pick a restaurant for your friends, beware lifetime consequences.

American Girl

Moby piranha

Oral narration is as old as history, and as compelling, but beware if you make a tale too tall.

Lost in Translation

An unbalanced equation

Being there for an unhappy married made inevitably leads to a woman kidding herself — big-time.

Bio-Lingual

Thoughts on pain

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


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

Art and music

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


FOOD&WINE

In Provincia

Paper and gelato

The joy of Umbria isn't merely art and nature, but craftsmen who make even little things ornate, including paper.

In Cucina

Food writer on a diet

What happens when an avid cook, food show host, and longtime restaurant reviewer decides it's time to diet? Read on…

Suzanne's Taste

One potato, two potato

Hot enough inside? Longing for a cool dish? Turn to the trusty potato and get creative


FILM

UN CERTAIN REGARD: Over there, and desperate

Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" successfully conveys a chaotic World War II's fiasco that turned into a heroic moment.

IN FOCUS: The Dark Tower

Stephen King's epic saga gets a star turn from Idris Elba, but the rest is pure industrial light and magic.

1,001 MOVIES: Atomic Blonde

Charlize Theron is transformed into a fashionable action hero in a director David Leitch's thriller.


BOOKS

RECENT REVIEWS: The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories

Osama Alomar's latest collection of stories in miniature prove his worth as a Mideast magical realist.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: 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.

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









POLITICS
New 'friends'
ROME
The letter
RISK
Play your hand
TAXES
The sting
DRIVING
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