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December 16, 2018 | Rome, Italy
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  • A most awful circle

    For columnist Elaine Luti, so-called "self-defeating personalities," many of which know only cruelty, are the hardest to repair.

Green Book

From the beginning we know that Don Shirley-Doc (Mahershala Ali), an aloof, reserved, highly educated, virtuoso [...]

The Turk

There is a temperature display regulated by a button with up and down arrows. Digital. Simple. [...]

At Dusk

Hwang Sok-yong is considered by many to be South Korea's preeminent writer of fiction. His work [...]

Andrew Carnegie and I

Columnist Nora Saravalle was taught to earn her keep. But where does that leave asking for help, never mind looking down at those who do?

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Green Book

December 15th, 2018|

From the beginning we know that Don Shirley-Doc (Mahershala Ali), an aloof, reserved, highly educated, virtuoso [...]

The Turk

December 15th, 2018|

There is a temperature display regulated by a button with up and down arrows. Digital. Simple. [...]

Piano keys and ponies

December 11th, 2018|

Columnist Kristine Crane reminisces about a piano teacher and how life lessons are carried forward.

The greatest gifts

December 11th, 2018|

At holiday time, the expression "giving up" comes with two meanings. The first suggests throwing in [...]

What’s to forgive?

December 8th, 2018|

When we’re introduced to Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), she’s just been fired (apparently from "The New [...]

At Dusk

December 8th, 2018|

Hwang Sok-yong is considered by many to be South Korea's preeminent writer of fiction. His work [...]

Andrew Carnegie and I

December 7th, 2018|

Columnist Nora Saravalle was taught to earn her keep. But where does that leave asking for help, never mind looking down at those who do?

The House with a Clock in its Walls

December 6th, 2018|

Solid acting by its stars, spirited animation, and a fast-paced (if somewhat predictable) plot make “The [...]

Driving in the sticks (or, Wonders never cease)

December 2nd, 2018|

There’s a new traffic light on my drive home from work. New traffic lights are big [...]

Ruth

December 2nd, 2018|

My aunt's friend Ruth was ahead of her time: She suffered from relentless anxiety. I stayed [...]

The greening of catalog culture

November 29th, 2018|

When columnist Madeleine Johnson was young, one Christmas catalog fit all. Not so in 21st-century America, a nation of tribes.

Inspirational saffron

November 29th, 2018|

Have you ever wondered why we humans are charmed by anything that resembles gold? Take saffron, [...]

When grades make you sick

November 29th, 2018|

Not long ago it was midterm season at American colleges and I found myself under a [...]