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August 17, 2019 | Rome, Italy
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  • My delight is small

    The sudden sight of a mouse gives new columnist Naeema Naqeeb pause for thought, and with it a window into the pleasure of little thin

Finding Bob

Columnist Joe Scott's memories of his father were few and harsh, until a box of letters brought pieces of a dark past into better focus.

What’s New

A soupçon of summer soups

August 14th, 2019|

One man’s “socialism”

August 10th, 2019|

My childhood home was a hotbed of the conservative movement. Free-market economist Milton Friedman, who presided over conservative economics from [...]

So totally cool

August 10th, 2019|

It's August. The sun has reached its scalding zenith. Days stretch into night. There’s sand in the car. In addition [...]

Breaking the rules

August 9th, 2019|

Director Quentin Tarantino, the ultimate rule-breaker, is at it again in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” A kinder, [...]

An uncle’s gift

August 6th, 2019|

Yesterday, I got a call informing me my Uncle Tom was seriously ill. He'd suffered a stroke and the prognosis [...]

The last Gandalf

August 4th, 2019|

The old ambassador had me at “hoodwinked.” When he added “bamboozled” and “railroaded,” I was in Seventh Heaven, as always [...]

A plague’s lengthy shadow

August 3rd, 2019|

Our 25-year-old friend Nicolo came to dinner a couple of weeks ago. Suddenly, over pasta, he told my husband Alberto [...]

They Shall Not Grow Old

August 1st, 2019|

Young men shown enthusiastically enlisting for the chance to go to war – “I’ve never been so excited in my [...]

Loving The HU

July 31st, 2019|

A few months ago, I was lazily scrolling through Facebook when I ran into a video with the caption “Mongolian [...]

Among Satanic servers

July 28th, 2019|

My name is Mehghaen (silent H, silent E), and I infiltrated the ranks of Tutti Frutti, the Los Angeles juice [...]