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November 14, 2018 | Rome, Italy
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  • In praise of nuts

    For Americans, nuts are the stuff of snacks. In Italy, they play a different role, writes columnist Eleonora Baldwin.

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The Kindergarten Teacher

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There’s only one character in “The Kindergarten Teacher” worth caring about: it’s Lisa Spinelli, the teacher [...]

Friend of the dead

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We liked car accidents. The lethal ones were best. They held greater print promise. The higher [...]

Bella Ciao, and memories of a man

November 6th, 2018|

Recently, I played “Bella Ciao” for my students. I first heard the song as a college [...]

Husband in the grass

November 4th, 2018|

Giulio and I are in the midst of an epic battle. For those of you arriving [...]

Going “home” again

November 2nd, 2018|

More than a year ago, I moved to rural New Hampshire from Milan, where I had [...]

Killing Commendatore

November 1st, 2018|

Once you get past the requisite hosannas, and they're ample for a writer of Harukli Murakmi's [...]

Support the Girls

November 1st, 2018|

From the British "Kitchen Sin" movement of the 1950s and 60s, to modern auteurs like the [...]


October 31st, 2018|

Johnny Case (Cary Grant) is a witty guy out of Baltimore who never takes himself too [...]

A tiny dose of reality

October 28th, 2018|

It had been raining all day. I was cramped in an RV trailer with an old [...]

A cold Vienna memoir

October 28th, 2018|

A lifetime ago I worked in Vienna. I remember that time as among the darkest and [...]

Free Solo

October 27th, 2018|

Most films are best seen with minimal knowledge of the production's content, and in ignorance of [...]