March 22, 2023 | Rome, Italy

The great bidet mystery

Author Henry Miller associated it with women and sex, but the purpose of a bidet remains a secret as guarded as nuclear fission, writes columnist Susan Levenstein.

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My life with the Pill

Columnist Susan Levenstein lost her virginity just when oral bith control was beginning to make an impact in the U.S. Italy, however, remains decades behind.

On the razor’s edge

Columnist and doctor Susan Levenstein once tried soothing the wife of a hospitalized man by getting inside information. The result proved disastrous.

The sale that wasn’t

ENPAM stands for "Ente Nazionale di Previdenza ed Assistenza dei Medici." This burdensomely named organization is Italy's physicians' pension fund. Its [...]

Here comes Susie

When I was a kid we lived in the Pomonok housing project in Flushing, Queens, a half hour's subway ride from Times Square. This [...]