September 30, 2023 | Rome, Italy

The Culture Code

Why the hell do Americans do the silly things they do? Marketing guru Clotaire Rapaille has some (no, many) thoughts.

Slow Transit

I lived in San Giovanni di Laterano, so I had a jumble of bus numbers: 85, 87, 571, 117, 860. I never played favorites.


Maynard Solomon's biography dispenses with music theory to portray a genius unable to rise above personal torment.