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August 20, 2018 | Rome, Italy
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  • On Viale dei Ricordi

    As a child, columnist Eleonora Baldwin dined out often with her family. The decades have changed the city's dining scene, for better and worse.

Kudos for Cusk

Rachel Cusk’s recent “Kudos” closes a brilliant trilogy of novels —beginning with 2014’s “Outline”— that was [...]

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Kudos for Cusk

August 19th, 2018|

Rachel Cusk’s recent “Kudos” closes a brilliant trilogy of novels —beginning with 2014’s “Outline”— that was [...]

Hospital histrionics

August 18th, 2018|

Fraud is a global sport, but in Italy, land of Verdi and Puccini, melodrama can intercede to [...]


August 17th, 2018|

The aptly-titled "Kudos" concludes Rachel Cusk's trilogy of portraitures she began in 2014 with "Outline" (set [...]

The Russiagate challenge

August 15th, 2018|

The investigation into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia is perhaps inevitably bringing illicit financial practices [...]

Genoa, tolling

August 15th, 2018|

John Donne can grab summer calamities by the scruff of their necks and shake to account. [...]


August 12th, 2018|

Life comes with only a few universal experiences. Benjamin Franklin once said that everything about it [...]

Ascendance complete

August 12th, 2018|

My mother once knew a physicist she purposely used as conversational garnish. She'd add him into [...]

From words to anatomy, and back

August 12th, 2018|

About five years ago, I briefly considered embarking on a second career as a doctor. Though [...]

Black man, white voice

August 9th, 2018|

The film's title is “Sorry to Bother You," and that's also the first line of the [...]

Duck Butter

August 9th, 2018|

In the age of dating apps, true intimacy is a difficult goal. People spend so much [...]

Where I come from

August 7th, 2018|

My stepfather Willis and my mother Becky were Communists. They met in 1952 when both sang [...]