September 30, 2023 | Rome, Italy

Da Flop

Does that albino monk have a crucifix in his pocket or is he just glad to see me?


The Correction

The Italian soccer scandal is less about sports justice than about leveling the playing field — literally.

Bret Easton Ellis, serial killer, Manhattan, 1980s

American Psycho

Easton-Ellis' reviled or revered novel doesn't suffer from a lack of moral clarity. It's amoral and deadly.

Richard Ford, real estate, Frank Bascombe, New Jersey, Pulitzer Prize

Independence Day

The second installment in Ford's Frank Bascombe trilogy is an exceptional foray into day-to-day Americana.



Go back to what exactly? The terminal patient? The ghost in the woods? Penelope?