Growing up, the end of the school year brought Karamel Sutra and the tall rocks of the Atlantic coast.
When the time comes to slice off male pig genitalia, having Steve McQueen-style vet helps.
The thought of an Australian family visit elicits anything but visions of sugarplums.
Pretending deadlines don't exist can be a lot of fun, if only Italy and the IRS agreed. They don't.
Saying "no drama" when it comes to human relationships can be like saying "no life."
There are times when sound of a stranger's voice can change how you imagine the planet.
A 1966 move Roberto Rosselli film inadvertently hits on one of today's most pressing issues: college debt.
Living in the American South means seeing the Confederacy as a living, breathing, and dangerous symbol.
In the Sticks
For one Australian, the idea of a family visit in winter (August) falls well short of sugarplums.
Well, not quite yet. But the adventure in creating credible lies has begun.
Cuban author Daína Chaviano advances the cause of the island's little-discussed heritage.
The rituals of travel have come a long way since their heady days on the eve of World War I.
Doctors can suffer from the "curse of knowledge," speaking in jargon patients struggle to understand.
Changing geography can be an exciting prospect, but what happens when the illusion fades?
Ignoring deadlines can be fun, if only Italy and the IRS bought into the idea. They don't.
The tug of war between the EU and Greece reflects the face of a divided and changing Europe.
Karin Krog and Future, though from different musical solar systems, show the power of the voice.
Lost in Translation
Some say "no drama" when it comes to relationships. They might as well also be saying "no life."
When an Obama-loving kid gets out of line, an exasperated mother has to take emergency measures.
Once upon a time, the end of school brought Karamel Sutra and the Atlantic coast.
Transgender weddings seem to exist outside the same-sex marriage debate, but they do raise questions.
A chance encounter on a rum-soaked Puerto Rico adventure can remain a passing fancy.
In school, Michela De Pasquale was too smart to study. Now, she's studying and training horses.
When it's time to slice off male pig genitalia, having Steve McQueen-style vet helps.
When you're married to the daughter of a Marine colonel you learn to respect sides.
The NBA draft and European soccer transfers have the same aim, but their approaches differ.
A sublet apartment can give you a window into another woman's soul, until you feel like closing it.
Italian local feasts, sagre, are ostensibly about religion, but food and ritual are the real meal tickets.
The euro has plunged from its 1.35-1.40 status of recent years, but parity with the dollar is unlikely.
When someone you love dies, honor them by making a dish you once joyously shared.
Why not take a non-muesli and corn flakes route to high fiber, as in oatcakes?
Long associated with modest white wines, the region that hosts Rome is showing its red side.
The Arab presence in Sicily produced granita and cremolato, icy staples on which Italy depends.
À la "Sliding Doors," seemingly minor decisions, depending on which way you turn, can transform lives.
When it's 100 in the shade and you get an ornery fritto misto, reach for the Vermentino.
Dealing with a sore throat and pondering hooligans means cooking up soup from the goat store.
Noah Baumbach hits some true notes in a New York comedy about generational confusion..
Frank Langella's rendition of an aging and vulnerable New York writer is acting of rare beauty.
This remarkable look at the Soviet hockey dynasty of the 1970s and 80s is also a passion play.
Pamela Schoenewaldt offers World War I historical fiction sympathetic to the plight of German-Americans.
Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud beats incredible odds in re-imagining Camus' "The Stranger."
Aleksandar Hemon takes a sincere crack at screwball comedy, but he swings and misses.