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February 17, 2019 | Rome, Italy
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  • When rentals go south

    In his new column, "Let's Get Lost," Jeff Schweers recalls how a road trip in France hit a wall, literally.

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Mind the Gap

February 12th, 2019|

Skateboarding is the ostensible theme of this award-winning documentary by first-time director Bing Liu. And while the skateboarding scenes are [...]

Hot blood, cold war

February 5th, 2019|

In a year in cinema dominated by both race and films “based on a true story,” “Cold War,” filmed in [...]

Love letters to heal the pain

February 5th, 2019|

A decade ago, columnist Kristine Crane met a man on an Italian train and felt a pull. From this came an email bond forged of grief.

All the time in the world

February 3rd, 2019|

One day soon the United States will strike a face-saving deal to extricate its troops from Afghanistan. It will be [...]

The Favourite

February 1st, 2019|

The trailer markets “The Favourite” as British court farce, with clips of lavishly dressed scene-eaters. Ever-challenging director Yorgos Lanthimos, however, [...]

If Umbria could swim

January 31st, 2019|

Fish in Umbria has always been scarce. An inland province has no watery pastures. As a result, most Umbrians are [...]

“Civilizing” America’s schools

January 31st, 2019|

No sooner had I ranted about the perils of standardized tests and how over-managed kids were losing time to play [...]

Fallacies on immigration

January 31st, 2019|

Whenever I used to tell people that I lived in Italy, the response was almost inevitable. "Oh, that's always been [...]