November 18, 2017 | Rome, Italy | °C

The order

A medical student's first medication order represents something of a milestone from any number of perspectives.


All about the crunch

Italy's Jewish Quarter goes heavy on fried food, but it hardly stops there, particularly in the center and south.


The bus ride

Never mind planes and trains, buses are cheap and fun, so long as you find the right seat and song.


Be thankful and keep complaining

Complaining is not only necessary, it's an art form, all the more so when you're an expat in a small Tuscan town.


Cha-cha-cha-cha changes

Trying to hold on to a man who doesn't want to be kept is foolish, futile and an expression of low self-esteem.


FEATURES

Area 51

On witches, Reds and Spacey

When Satan, communism and sex enter the American picture, the mitigation covered by the word "alleged" beats a hasty retreat.

Notebook

The colonial report

Eastern reporters still searching for clues to explain the ascent of Donald Trump repeat a condescending error again and again.

L'Americana

Coming 'home'

For the author, time spent in Lazio's Sabine Hills pops open a treasure chest of Italian memories.

Psych Dept.

Vantage point

Too many stories that play a critical role in therapy are based entirely on adult perspectives.

Bio-Lingual

The order

A medical student's first medication order represents something of a milestone from many perspectives.


WITCHES AND HUNTS

Blacklist fever


LAW

Closing Argument

Little tolerance, little awareness

Debating what the legal status of prostitution should be is a moral and humanitarian minefield.


FINANCE

The Economist

Unthinkable thinking

Donald Trump's economic priorities are overturning old apple carts, but it's unwise to blindly label all the shakeups as bad.


LIVING

Free-Range Kid

The bus ride

Never mind planes and trains, buses are cheap and fun, so long as you find the right seat and song.

That's Queer

White like me

Milan fashion week and insensitive racial advertising hammer home what's wrong with the way looks are marketed.

American Girl

The confession

A man who once wanted to be a lover returns to your life, but what to make of his story?


AT LARGE

In the Sticks

Be thankful and keep complaining

Complaining is not only necessary, it's an art form, all the more so when you're an expat in a small Tuscan town.

Lost in Translation

Cha-cha-cha-cha changes

Trying to hold on to a man who doesn't want to be kept is foolish, futile and an expression of low self-esteem.


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

"Picasso, between Cubism and Classicism: 1915-1925," in Rome, plus concerts and films in English.


FOOD&WINE

Suzanne's Taste

Bean here, done that

In winter, one of the world's great meat-and-bean dishes, cassoulet, can rescue you from all manner of chills.

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.

In Provincia

Harvest and you shall learn

Participating in a grape harvest is great way to meet people, break a sweat (and bread), and pick up delicious recipes.


FILM

UN CERTAIN REGARD: Flags and war ghosts

In a sabre-rattling age, Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying" may be as close as the U.S. can come to an anti-war film.

IN FOCUS: Mother!

Darren Aronofsky's latest concoction can feel like Rosemary's Baby meets Apocalypse Now.

1,001 MOVIES: Anti Matter

Keir Burrows' sci-fi thriller about black holes and teleportation doesn't have what it takes to thrill.


BOOKS

RECENT REVIEWS: To the Back of the Beyond

In Peter Stamm's latest novel, a loving husband takes a walk from which it seems he never returns.

SCRIPTORIUM: Rushdie's new realism

Salman Rushdie's "The Golden House" takes him back to heart of Manhattan in a layered story about identity and politics.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: Pond

Irish writer Claire Louise Bennett's idiosyncratic "Pond" is a small masterpiece of cranky solitude.

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.









NEW FICTION
Jeff Friert
THERAPY
Vantage point
LA SAGRA
Coming 'home'
GAY LIFE
White like me
NY STORIES
The confession