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June 4, 2020 | Rome, Italy
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  • The garment district

    Sad that the end of lockdowns might end your (very) casual-wear look? Don't be. Columnist Madeleine Johnson has a suggestion.

“Freed” into fire

On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis arrested George Floyd for alledgedly using a counterfeit $20 bill. During the arrest, one arresting officer, since [...]

Some like it virtual

Two kinds of people live in shaky Chile, says my photographer Oscar. The first kind yells doomsday after each earthquake, the second shrugs and [...]

True hope

Not long ago, a poet friend asked me to write the afterword for his most recent collection, titled "Think of All the Beauty Still [...]

Faking it with glee

The spreading of manipulated information has been a constant throughout most of human history. Now, however, in the social media era, it appears to [...]

Seventeen, and other perils

In Italy, writes columnist Kristine Crane, the number 17 invites bad tidings, a nefarious twist on what the Roman lettering XVII can be rearranged to mean.

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True hope

May 27th, 2020|

Not long ago, a poet friend asked me to write the afterword for his most recent collection, titled "Think of [...]

When the good girl gets lost

May 27th, 2020|

Last week I watched "Miss Americana," a documentary about singer Taylor Swift. While I’ve never been a diehard fan, I’ve [...]

Hollywood “Times”

May 24th, 2020|

I will keep this mercifully short. On May 24, a Sunday, "The New York Times" pulled a cheap stunt. It [...]

The Italian “correction”

May 24th, 2020|

Italy is now that much closer to knowing the full impact of the coronavirus. The March COVID-19 death toll, based [...]

Faking it with glee

May 24th, 2020|

The spreading of manipulated information has been a constant throughout most of human history. Now, however, in the social media [...]

Seventeen, and other perils

May 23rd, 2020|

In Italy, writes columnist Kristine Crane, the number 17 invites bad tidings, a nefarious twist on what the Roman lettering XVII can be rearranged to mean.

Light in Afghanistan

May 21st, 2020|

Afghanistan, as you might imagine, is in a tough spot these days. It has of course been in a perpetual [...]

Bonus points from The Man

May 19th, 2020|

The other day a CNN broadcaster stared at her audience and stopped midsentence: 90,000 Americans, she said with a sigh. [...]

The American Mag

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