December 9, 2023 | Rome, Italy


American interventionism wants to tease David from Michelangelo's marble.

Jim Crace, death, mortality, beach

Being Dead

Ever wondered about corpses from the insect perspective? Crace reverses field to recreate the lost life of the dead.



The Department of Historical Fallacy was the brainchild of pamphleteer I.F. Stone — and my father.

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Truman Capote, New York, senseless crime, Bennett Miller


Philip Seymour Hoffman eats so much scenery there's nothing much left.


Duck angst

My plumber, a part-time Roman pastry chef, is vacationing with his German Shepard called Horatio.