In a powerful documentary, Anthony Weiner shows how he destroyed both self and marriage.
The movie version of a Dave Eggars novel wastes Tom Hanks and leaps headlong into cultural cliché.
In 1951, Polish writer Gustaw Herling recalled his Gulag days, and entered a rare class of writers.
Modiano's slender 1978 psychological thriller remains a superb and disturbing Parisian novel.
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Best of Italy
Exhibit: The LastingRome Size and the role of dimension are the subjects of this exhibit. Works by young artists Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Emanuele Becheri, Antonio Catelani, Giulia Cenci, Daniela De Lorenzo, Antonio Fiorentino, Marie Lund, Elizabeth McAlpine, Alessandro Piangiamore, and Andrea Santarlasci. These are coupled with large pieces by Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, and Medardo Rosso, as well as videos and installations.. Hours: daily, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Viale delle Belle Arti, 131. Rome.
Through Jan. 20
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - tel. 06.322.981 Map
Dining in Rome
Exhibit: How Romans AteRome Titled Nutrire l'Impero, or Feeding the Empire, the exhibit examines how and what Romans ate in the first few centuries after Christ, which marked the beginnings of the so-called Mediterranean Diet. Open Tue.-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (corner of Via Tomacelli). Rome.
Through Nov. 15
Museo dell'Ara Pacis - tel. 06.0608 Map
Dining in Rome
Exhibit: Royal BargesTurin A look at 18th-century royal barges and carriages, most used by Italy's Savoy monarchy. Included is the last Bucintoro, or royal barge, manufactured by Vittorio Amedeo in Venice between 1729 and 1731. See exhibit website for details.Hours: Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Venaria Reale, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Turin.
Through Dec. 31
La Venaria Reale - tel. 011.499.23.33 Map
Dining in Venaria Reale
Sports: Harlem GlobetrottersRome The Harlem Globetrotters come to Rome for their one exhibition in the city. May 29, 6:30 p.m. The team will also perform in Ragusa, Desio, Ferrara, Brescia and Genoa. . See the TicketOne website for details. Palazzetto dello Sport. Piazza Apollodoro. Rome.
May 29, 6:30 p.m.
Palalottomatica Roma - tel. 199.128.800 Map
Dining in Rome
Rock: The CureMilan (Assago) Old school punk rockers The Cure in concert, with special guest The Twilight Sad. One show only, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Ticket purchase online at TicketOne. Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
Nov. 2, 9 p.m.
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
Exhibit: Ai WeiweiFlorence New installations by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, who has made dozens of documentaries and contributed to hundreds of projects in connection to conditions in contemporary China. Hours: Daily and weekends 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Thursday until 11 p.m.) Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, Florence.
Sept. 22-Jan. 22, 2017
Palazzo Strozzi - tel. 055.277.6461/06 Map
Dining in Florence