October 20, 2017 | Rome, Italy | °C

White like me

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


Hunger games

Religious holidays involving fasts require a detailed diary to do them famished justice.


Unthinking the avocado

Dwelling on food in terms of "healthiness" can push you away from enjoying what goes in your mouth.


Love and politics

What to do when dramatic disagreements over a president mar an otherwise stable relationship?


Quality control

Mass murderers typically bypass social safeguards, placing the onus on withholding their "tools."


FEATURES

Area 51

Harvey Trump

Resentment toward a Hollywood producer and his sexual abuses slithers quietly into the White House.

L'Americana

Happy Birthday you're pregnant

The 41-year-old author had a vision, but put it in her back drawer, until it came to life.

Notebook

The big fiction

How many times have you heard someone tell you they're writing a novel? Truth is, most of the time they're not, or can't.

Psych Dept.

Playtime lessons

Playtime is vital to a child, since those deprived of it are likely to rush into adulthood thinking of relaxation as a bad thing.

Bio-Lingual

Repairing the mind

Mental illness was once handed over to asylum "care," and while a 21st-century psychiatry unit is no picnic, it offers relief.



LAW

Closing Argument

Quality control

Mass murderers bypass social safeguards by not standing out. Which places the onus on their "tools."


FINANCE

The Economist

Answer A.

Donald Trump's foreign policy is a Republican foreign policy, and overthinking his motives gets you nowhere.


LIVING

Free-Range Kid

Hunger games

Religious holidays involving fasts require a detailed diary to do them famished justice.

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

Time of the season

An early fall day reminds the author of the passage of her two decades in New York City.


AT LARGE

In the Sticks

Ladies at the hairdresser

Deciding to go for that vaguely blonde look can put you in a world where secrets fade faster than hair color.

Lost in Translation

Love and politics

What to do when dramatic disagreements over a president mar an otherwise stable relationship?


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

In Cucina

Fruity autumn

Fall is a great time to eat seasonally, which means looking for fruits and leaving space for apples, dates and blackberries.

In Provincia

Overstepping the mark

Celebrity chef creativity is fine. Calling Italian dishes Italian when they're personal twists is not.

Suzanne's Taste

Unthinking the avocado

Pondering food can push you light years away from enjoying what goes into your mouth.


FILM

UN CERTAIN REGARD: Blade Runner reborn

Fans of the original "Blade Runner" will find much to like in Denis Villeneuve challenging sequel.

1,001 MOVIES: Anti Matter

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

IN FOCUS: Double Indemnity

Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck are gifted actors but they can't dance the sizzle.


BOOKS

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.

RECENT REVIEWS: I Am the Brother of XX

Fleur Jaeggy's latest book is a stunning collection of short stories in which the living exist to seek exit.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: Pond

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

FICTION & STORIES: The Detained

"She recorded his requests for legal representation before facing the judge the detained received no jury..."

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









AUTUMN
New York notes
BOOKS
Jaeggy's world
THE MIND
Up close
PREGNANCY
Proof of life
WRITING
Fooling yourself