May 26, 2015 | Rome, Italy | Clear 11°C

The man

Mystery flowers for a mom turn out to be from a faraway dad, opening the door to memories.


Into Mediterranea

Traveling from Milan to Palermo all but requires the setting aside of single-nation logic.


Mortality is so passé

If you're going to be tormented by random thoughts, they might as well be maddening.


Something in the air

Cuba may finally be on the verge of veering from macho men, and gay discrimination.


Motherland

Italian "total" parenthood once depended on put "total motherhood" ahead of all else.


FEATURES

Area 51

Stella and Giusy

Rome's eternal city moniker makes sense only when it comes to monuments and ruins.

La Una

Checking on the water lilies

Getting a full-time job with the writing Muse can be tough, even when you leave out milk.

Milan Notebook

Into Mediterranea

Journeying from Milan to Sicily is far more than what some might see as an "Italian trip."

In the Sticks

Mortality is so passé

If you're going to be tormented by random thoughts, they might as well be maddening.

Southern Notes

Done got old baby

The death of Mississippi bluesman Robert "Wolfman" Belfour feels like the end of a Delta era.

Psych Dept.

The mind of the gut

Gut feelings are more than just quirks. They are the powerful nonverbal mind at work.

Bio-Lingual

Happy accidents

Some life-changing medications are lucked on, but even luck begs the right circumstances.

American Girl

Ventures and gains

Taking a chance on a life-changing move doesn't come with sure-thing assurances.



LAW

Closing Argument

The Lamborghini, V

U.S. citizens with funds squirreled away in Switzerland are suddenly feeling more than a pinch.


FINANCE

The Economist

The Roman admonishment

The once-thriving Roman port city of Ostia Antica is a portal into the worst of financial calamities.


MUSIC

Tracks

Captain of all

French multi-instrumentalist Cécile Schott, or Colleen, sets aside "chamber pop" and records a beauty.


LIVING

2nd Generation

A new me

Expat life can transform an American HR manager into a local painting instructor.

Lost in Translation

All grown up

Social norms and law associate adulthood with financial responsibilities, but is that the real measure?

Parenthood

The man

Mystery flowers for a mom turn out to be from a faraway dad, opening the door to memories.

That's Queer

Something in the air

Cuba may finally be on the verge of veering from macho men, and gay discrimination.

L-Word

Having it once

A chance encounter on a rum-soaked Puerto Rico adventure can remain a passing fancy.


AT LARGE

Fuori Mappa

Silver (screen) linings

A Bologna group helps migrant filmmakers tell their stories to honor an old move-loving friend.

The Farm

Anticipation

Supermarket abundance can make you forget the pleasure of looking forward, and back.

Rye Wyt

Kid questions

Whenever possible dodge questions about dead roses and if possible bring a puppy.

Divin Codino

Three kings and an old lady

Serie A champion Juventus is deservedly back in the Champions League limelight, but there's a caveat.


WHERETOEAT

New kid on the block

Blogging is changing how food trends circulate, which is a good thing for all those who love cooking.


TOURIST Q&A

Plunging euro

The euro has plunged from its 1.35-1.40 status of recent years, but parity with the dollar is unlikely.


WHAT'SON

Toward summer

Chagall's works on loan at Rome's Chiostro del Bramante, also films in English.


FOOD&WINE

In Cucina

Cooling down

Italy has its own particular (and traditional) take on beverages to combat the summer heat.

Vino Infinito

Motherland

Once upon a time, "total" parenthood depended on "total motherhood," at least in Italy.

Pete Pescatore

Barbera and Red

Barbera goes with pretty much anything — pasta, veal, cheese, and beloved dogs.

Suzanne's Taste

An easy roe to hoe

Mullet (bottarga) is the poor man's caviar, and its culinary uses depend on your ambition.

In Provincia

In charge

Food intolerance can eventually teach you to make hostile ingredients work on your behalf.

Gina's Cellar

Blood to wine

Centopassi is working hard to assure lands confiscate from the underworld bear fruit.

Da Germano

Pumpkin man

Dealing with a sore throat and pondering hooligans means cooking up soup from the goat store.


FILM

IN FOCUS: Time Lapse

Bradley King's supernatural thriller has a good idea but its characters soon find themselves boxed in.

1,001 MOVIES: Black Sea

Jude Law plays a submarine captain and mercenary in a move that drowns.

UN CERTAIN REGARD: Broken codes

"The Imitation Game," while rousing, does Alan Turing, and history, no favors.


BOOKS

RECENT REVIEWS: Roman Tales

Alberto Moravia's tales of blue-collar Rome men in the postwar help explain neorealism.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: A Love Affair

Dino Buzzati's overlooked 1963 masterpiece is a perfect companion to La Dolce Vita.

SCRIPTORIUM: A sense of Venice

Tiziano Scarpa's tactile guide is still probably the book you want at hand if you're lagoon-bound.

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









THE MIND
Gut feelings
PRIZES
Migrant boosters
DRUGS
Happy accidents
THE SOUTH
A Blues death
HUMOR
Kid questions