June 26, 2016 | Rome, Italy | Sunny 30°C

Guided by voices

At times that call for decisions we're sometimes governed by an inner chorus of powerful voices.


Rule by mum

School bullying seems to make far less of an appearance in Italian rural life.


Summer, ascending

Tumultuous weeks seem to have little impact on Milan's sacrosanct rites of summer.


Preparing to help

The end of a medical student's ardous first year brings thoughts on the meaning of practice.


Anatomy of a banishment

Passion can be more thrilling than words. But listen to the words when they come.


FEATURES

Area 51

Wrexit

Four decades before Brexit, Paddy Chayefsky picked up on its spirit and presented it presciently.

Anthropos

Dreaming in Inupiaq

Teen wanderlust is normal, but being a teen in an indigenous minority poses a more intense set of challenges.

Milan Notebook

Summer, ascending

Tumultuous weeks seem to have little impact on Milan's sacrosanct rites of summer.

Bio-Lingual

Preparing to help

The end of a medical student's first year brings reflections on the meaning of the word "practice."

Psych Dept.

The once and future king

At times that call for decisions we're sometimes governed by an inner chorus of powerful voices.

Southern Notes

Emmett and Leonard

In Sumner, Mississippi, a groundskeeper stirs memories of a darkness that won't go away.


GANGS OF ROME

Secret stories


LAW

Closing Argument

Hunting you down

Time is running out for taxpayers trying to elude the IRS's tightly stitched FATCA net.


FINANCE

The Economist

Right now

Rightist movements are beginning to find a home on the center stage of global politics.


MUSIC

Tracks

Beginning with Ben Lukas Boysen

The new album by the Berlin-based electronic producer and sound designer is a resonantly emotional experience.


LIVING

L-Word

Anatomy of a banishing

Passion can be more thrilling than words. But listen to the words when they do come.

Lost in Translation

Lost in translation

Finding solace and silence in Japan also means coming to accept smiles as a form of expression.

La Una

The chipped arrowhead

A veteran translator appraises her "hardening," otherwise known as maturity.

In the Sticks

Traffic light tales

In one small Tuscan town, knowing what traffic lights mean is a laughing matter.

2nd Generation

Fitbit waits

How a gift given in passing became a creation capable even of rekindling a love affair — with a city.

That's Queer

The leopard's spots

Some Italians are proudly communist — until they're faced with their children's gay choices.

American Girl

The fix-it myth

Home transformation shows can be comfort food, but the "real" reality can taste bitter.


AT LARGE

The Farm

Rule by mum

Bullying makes less of an appearance in Italian rural life, but there's no clear explanation why.

Divin Codino

God and other details

With the expanded format now including a few hungry minnows, expect a rollicking ride through Euro 2016.

Free-Range Kid

Up with over 75

Why wait until you're 74 to turn 75? Try it at 20 and see what happens.


WHERETOEAT

Cornetti tales

Cornetti are not croissants, but Rome is gradually coming around to fine morning pastry.


TOURIST Q&A

On arrival

Despite moaning and groaning, Fiumicino customs isn't the problem. It's luggage.


WHAT'SON

Summer breezes

Helmet Newton's photography in Venice, plus films in English.


FOOD&WINE

Suzanne's Taste

The art of "waiting"

A waiter can be so much more than a server, particularly in Rome, where serving is an art.

In Cucina

Kid palate

Ten-year-old boys are fussy eaters who say "no" a lot, right? Now. meet one who asks for steamed asparagus, mussels and octopus salad.

Da Germano

Gangs of Rome

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

Gina's Cellar

Character references

A wine's "upbringing" is essential in understanding its character, color and diversity.

In Provincia

Anointed tractors

Every year, Umbria blesses its hard-working tractors. Thankfully, it doesn't eat them.

Vino Infinito

Birthday pillaging

Barbarians at the gate — otherwise known as a birthday sleepover — can drive you to drink, specifically vintage rosé.


FILM

IN FOCUS: The Ones Below

David Farr's creepy thriller about babies and unstable mothers is at once unsettling but predictable.

UN CERTAIN REGARD: Don't call me captain!

Tim Miller's "Deadpool" works so hard at being a satire it eventually wears away its vulgar welcome.

1,001 MOVIES: Regression

Alejandro Amenábar's mediocre devil-worship thriller is really an object lesson in manipulated hysteria.


BOOKS

RECENT REVIEWS: Swallowed by the Cold

Jensen Beach's 15 stories are set in Sweden and convey equal doses of wisdom and melancholy.

SCRIPTORIUM: Dissecting America

The stories in Ben Marcus's "New American Stories" place the U.S. on an operating table.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: A Little Lumpen Novelita

Roberto Bolaño's understated Rome-set novella is a posthumous example of the Chilean writer's genius.

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









KIDS
Barbarian birthdays
POLITICS
Right now
BOOKS
DeLillo's latest
THE SOUTH
Two stories
TRENDS
Fitbit waits