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June 24, 2019 | Rome, Italy
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    Once upon a time, as a young American in Rome, columnist Kristine Crane stood out from her housemates in more ways than one.

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The kettle to Provence

June 23rd, 2019|

Funny how everyday household items can become totemic, suddenly taking on new meaning well beyond their original utilitarian design. So it [...]

The Martian Jew

June 23rd, 2019|

A couple of months ago I found myself at a Passover table in Los Angeles feeling entirely out of place. [...]

Don’t you dare

June 19th, 2019|

Pet peeves are personal by nature. They make waves at a gut level. Restaurant peeves develop over time and usually [...]

Bad times get worse

June 19th, 2019|

There is reason to believe that 2018's “Bad Times” could have been a very good film. The contained, isolated setting [...]

The roots of the matter

June 15th, 2019|

Uno tira l’altro, or “One pulls another.” While this Italian expression may sound like an Iron Curtain slogan —“One pulls [...]

A Bard’s Games

June 12th, 2019|

There's a telling moment in the fourth season of the recently concluded HBO medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" in [...]

Going native

June 9th, 2019|

I have lived in Italy for more than a decade, which seems like an incredibly long time to someone who [...]