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August 14, 2022 | Rome, Italy
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    Gypsies at the fair

    Columnist Aldo Magagnino paints a picture of bygone days — a time of fairs, and Gypsies, and craftsmanship.

Looking for CRAD

My daughter Rebecca knocked on eleven’s door for at least two months before emerging from a series of Zoom meetings with herself and perhaps [...]

Voices of freedom

At first blush, Walter Pierce Park doesn’t look like much of a historic landmark. It’s a quarter acre expanse of grass surrounded by a [...]

Bacurau

The fictional town of Bacurau, Brazil is not found on any map. It's appropriately named because the Portuguese word bacaru means nightjar, a bird [...]

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  • Playground

Film: “Playground”

July 5th, 2022|

Seven year old Nora, whose older brother Abel is being bullied by his classmates, asks her teacher why adults allow [...]

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Tale of two authors

July 3rd, 2022|

For a long time I have felt called to write about Jhumpa Lahiri, the London-born author of Indian descent, whose [...]

Many changes

June 25th, 2022|

Let me turn the clock back four months, to a midwinter day in January. It’s a snowy morning in New [...]

The last blacksmith

June 21st, 2022|

Over the last 20 years, I have been living in Presicce, a village in Salento (in the far south of [...]

I found out

June 16th, 2022|

I managed to return to my apartment just as curfew was beginning. The alarms produce such a dreadful sound — [...]

Keeping it simple

June 13th, 2022|

By now I am sure you know that frou-frou cooking, as I call it, is not my gig. I went [...]

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Bacurau

June 6th, 2022|

The fictional town of Bacurau, Brazil is not found on any map. It's appropriately named because the Portuguese word bacaru [...]

Behind the tell-tale phases

May 31st, 2022|

Of the many memorable images to have emerged from American involvement in World War II, a handful stand out in […]

Virus woes or a warning?

May 24th, 2022|

China’s total lockdown, ostensibly to control the spread of the Omicron variant, seems at times to be aimed at making a far more important global point.

The American Mag

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