June 27, 2017 | Rome, Italy | °C

Expatriation games

U.S. tax laws intended to discourage people from giving up their citizenship sometimes produce the opposite effect, and America loses.


20 minutes

Meet the length of time a human can focus on anything, whether social media or a column.


Until the fat lady sings

Ever hear the one about the husband who runs for mayor and ends up with humble pie?


Thoughts on pain

Managing pain in a modern hospital setting can be a delicate if not thorny issue.


About a dog

The story of a dog often has much in common with the story of a human life.


FEATURES

Area 51

Requiem for Via Veneto

A quarter century ago, Rome's celebrity-drive Via Veneto was already in decline. Now it's all but dead.

That's Queer

An unfair split

In a gay relationship, 50-50 isn't an equal proposition and can unexpectedly leave a trusting partner on the brink.

Milan Notebook

Roots

The author arrived in Milan in 1992. Now, 25 years later, it's another city and another Italy. Or is it?

L'Americana

About a dog

The story of a dog often has much in common with the story of a human life and its passages.

Psych Dept.

Deaf on depression

Listening to a patient too often comes second to prescribing anti-depressants,


LIFE AND DEATH

American tragedy


LAW

Closing Argument

Expatriation games

U.S. tax laws intended to discourage people from giving up citizenship can lead to the opposite.


FINANCE

The Economist

Empire of rails

China foresees a world of railroads and interconnection, as if playing the part of an actor in the days of Long Depression.


LIVING

In the Sticks

Until the fat lady sings

Ever hear the one about the husband who runs for mayor and ends up with a helping of humble pie?

That's Life

20 minutes

That's the total length of time a human being can focus on anything before moving on.


AT LARGE

Free-Range Kid

Hire me! No wait, don't

The "art" of writing job cover letters depends on heavy doses of half-truth. So why not write what you're really feeling.

American Girl

American tragedy

An appreciation of life is both sharpened and humbled by a shocking death.

Lost in Translation

Swipe left

Using hookup sites like Tinder a "true love" tool is a misguided undertaking.

Bio-Lingual

Thoughts on pain

Managing pain in a modern hospital setting can be a delicate if not thorny issue.


WHERETOEAT

Ethnic revolt

Careful choices can let you beat Rome's longtime bad rap when it comes to ethnic dining.


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

Bill Viola's Electronic Renaissance in Florence, plus summer concerts and films in English.


FOOD&WINE

In Cucina

Eccentric mouthfuls

Want to eat with cats or dig into blue potatoes? Welcome to offbeat dining in Rome.

In Provincia

Technicolor

Every year, April brings false spring to Umbria. The real thing is happening now.

Suzanne's Taste

Foodie and finicky

Saying "no thanks" to a wide variety of foods is a Western affliction that cuts out whole segments of the world's bounty and insults the poor.


FILM

IN FOCUS: Radio Days

Twenty-five years later, Woody Allen's ode to radio and Brooklyn hasn't lost its sheen.

1,001 MOVIES: On the Beach

Stanley Kramer's uneven post-apocalyptic film retains nerve endings from the nuclear era.

UN CERTAIN REGARD: What you wear

Olivier Assayas' "Personal Shopper" has lots of clothes, but the people beneath them are murky.


BOOKS

RECENT REVIEWS: My Cat Yugoslavia

Pajtim Statovci's novel of personal and family displacement (and odd pets) is a shining debut.

SCRIPTORIUM: Femme-friendly Italy

Susan Van Allen experiential travel guide is an intelligent Italian companion for men and women alike.

NOTEWORTHY TITLES: The Last Days of New Paris

China Miéville reinvents postwar Paris in a clever but stilted homage to Surrealism.

Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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









JOBS
Cover letters
POLITICS
Train stories
GAY LIFE
Unfair splits
FOOD
End to finicky
SMOKING
Phases