September 24, 2023 | Rome, Italy

Young vipers

The sinister rustle in the undergrowth dulls some of the pleasure of the spring ritual of asparagus-picking.



He had to take an athletic leap off the pavement to kiss me, his six-foot princess.

Steven Day, London, deaf, stand-up comedian

Steve Day

"It’s been crap for twenty years. It’s been horrible. But why not make the most of it. So I do."

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.