September 30, 2016 | Rome, Italy | Partly cloudy 22°C

Goodbye to all that

The author bids a bittersweet farewell to her "accidental" three-year vocation of Rome tour guide.


In ruins

A trip to an island province in Canada makes the woeful state of Rome all too apparent.


A two-way street

Wives who employ domestic help are often shamed as cop-outs, but there's a bigger picture.


With gin

Some things never change, and a drink after a day in the American workplace is among them.


Dour glazing

"Preoccupations," formerly known as "Viet Cong," is back with an impressive "non-debut."


FEATURES

Area 51

I AM NAKED :)

When your wolves fail you, Amy, Ariana, Brittany and Becky Beaver are ripe to make their cases.

That's Life

All about fate

In her debut column, Katia De Sessa wonders what bad gardening and fate might have in common

Bio-Lingual

One who listens

When people ask what "kind of doctor" you want to be they may be insisting on the less important aspect of the question.

Anthropos

Closing the gap

A recent UNDP project in Nepal shows that when it comes to gender equality small steps can sometimes produce striking results.

Southern Notes

Take me to the river

Flooding in the American South begs deep historical questions with no simple answers.

Psych Dept.

The case for radical empathy

Some parents, taking a cue from therapists and counselors, opt for tough love. But it's a flawed approach.

Milan Notebook

A two-way street

Wives who employ domestic help are often shamed as cop-outs, ignoring a far bigger picture.


WANTING THE STARS

The great outdoors


LAW

Closing Argument

In ruins

A trip to an island province in Canada makes the woeful state of Rome all too apparent.


FINANCE

The Economist

On walls and bridges

The West faces a critical choice, whether to put up barriers or keep interchange open and vibrant.


MUSIC

Tracks

Dour glazing

"Preoccupations," formerly known as "Viet Cong," is back with an impressive "non-debut."


LIVING

Lost in Translation

Big Nancy

A legacy of vinyl records in a back room is also a story of life, and death.

That's Queer

Coaxing sperm

In the latest effort to beat back low birth rates, Italy went all out on the f-word

American Girl

With gin

Some things never change, and a drink after a day in the American workplace is among them.

La Una

John

A Toulouse-Lautrec print brings back sharp memories of a murdered brother.

2nd Generation

Goodbye to all that

The author bids a bittersweet farewell to her "accidental" vocation of Rome tour guide.

In the Sticks

Beating the dead horse

The author gets messages from strangers pining to live in Tuscany. If only they knew…


AT LARGE

The Farm

The great outdoors

A summer-long outdoor sleep-out makes for a change in plans in autumn

Divin Codino

Top lady

By acquiring Gonzalo Higuain and letting go of Paul Pogba, savvy Juventus showed it's playing for European silverware.

Free-Range Kid

Assassins on the loose

Italy has many forms of organized crime to deal with, but MOLs are rarely mentioned.


WHERETOEAT

Course change

Italians no longer eat the kinds of massive meals guidebooks suggest. Now, mixing and matching rule.


TOURIST Q&A

The $-€ saga

For a while, it looked like the dollar might even pull even with the euro. That's now unlikely.


WHAT'SON

Into Fall

Time, space and size are the themes of Rome modern art exhibit, plus films in English.


FOOD&WINE

Suzanne's Taste

Gimme a bud

Taste is all about your buds, and their sensitivity varies from person to person.

In Cucina

Obscure gulps

Italian media will sell you Coke, Pepsi and their U.S. brethren, but seek local roots elsewhere.

In Provincia

The fig monster

When Google the Dog gets a whiff of figs, there's no more peace in the hills of Umbria.

Da Germano

Gangs of Rome

When an aging relative tells century-old tales, secret stories come spilling out, some of them about violence.


FILM

UN CERTAIN REGARD: No average road trip

In "Captain Fantastic," writer-director Matt Ross rallies precocious kids around Vigo Mortensen.

IN FOCUS: Weiner

In a powerful documentary, Anthony Weiner shows how he destroyed both self and marriage.

1,001 MOVIES: A Hologram for the King

The movie version of a Dave Eggars novel wastes Tom Hanks and leaps headlong into cultural cliché.


BOOKS

SCRIPTORIUM: Stone city

Anna Lowenstein's sweeping historical fiction heads to the heart of ancient Rome.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: A World Apart

In 1951, Polish writer Gustaw Herling recalled his Gulag days, and entered a rare class of writers.

RECENT REVIEWS: Missing Person

Modiano's slender 1978 psychological thriller remains a superb and disturbing Parisian novel.

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









GAY LIFE
Coaxing sperm
TERRORISM
Yhe MOL threat
LAW
When art loses
ON FATE
Katia De Sessa
POLITICS
The choice