December 3, 2023 | Rome, Italy

Who Do You Love?

The German pope never wrote his press. Others did, and chose cliché. What a difference an encyclical makes.


Spielberg’s One-Stop

Morocco can double for a emirate, but Budapest can’t play Rome. Milan maybe, but not Rome — something the “Munich” director should know.

Francine Prose, comedy of manners, Aryan nation

Changed Man

Francine Prose approaches pre-9/11 America with breezy, comic gusto. But there's a lot that isn't funny.