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  • One father’s war

    In the latter years of World War II, the father of columnist Aldo Magagnino was "drafted" into an odyssey he could never have predicted.

La mangione

Not so long ago I was feeding my daughter Julia bites of sweet potato fries at dinner. Suddenly, though, she stopped eating — not [...]

COVID, meet SCABET

I was always a fan of apocalypse movies. Not the kind that overwhelms you with monsters and aliens, and special effects to die for [...]

Lingering

I wonder sometimes why I do this job at all. I know the answer, of course, which is mostly the same for all of [...]

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God’s little jokes

September 20th, 2020|

Every night before drifting off to sleep I say a little prayer to god (God, if you prefer), in whom [...]

Signs of civilization

September 18th, 2020|

As a former educator, one of the things I remember best, and perhaps even miss a bit, is the tendency [...]

Over the edge

September 18th, 2020|

To believe the world was flat conferred wonderful advantages to any boy who would not budge from this belief. At [...]

Apres mois, les avocats

September 16th, 2020|

Power of attorney is granted by one person to an anointed surrogate in the event the figure charged with decision-making [...]

To the house Dalí built

September 15th, 2020|

Two and a half hours north of Barcelona, along the rugged Costa Brava, is an exquisite jewel of a fishing [...]

COVID, meet SCABET

September 15th, 2020|

I was always a fan of apocalypse movies. Not the kind that overwhelms you with monsters and aliens, and special [...]

Lingering

September 10th, 2020|

I wonder sometimes why I do this job at all. I know the answer, of course, which is mostly the [...]

James Baldwin saved my life

September 10th, 2020|

Some things leave a mark. This school year did. Its awkward summer break came after a (pointless) return to school [...]

Litte Miss Warming

September 10th, 2020|

My daughter Rebecca has turned down CNN and Fox. She will not be their COVID puppet. Not that they asked, [...]

Turn, turn, turn

September 10th, 2020|

It was a few days ago that I noticed it in the garden. Welcomed by the sun's heat, flashes of [...]

And the rabbi came

August 21st, 2020|

Toward the end of June 1990, I drove to the top of the Serra di Spigolizzi, in Salento, to visit [...]

The American Mag

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