September 25, 2023 | Rome, Italy

Too deep

When Alfredo Rampi was trapped in a well near Rome in June 1981, Italy came to a halt.

Never mind the malaria

Long before slick travel videos and multi-purpose travel apps, the Baedeker was a traveler's bible, and David Amory found a copy of Rome's 1930 version.

Codes of love

Sicilian Luca Guadagnino beautifully captures the implacable oneness of deep feelings in "Call Me By Your Name."

Gold medal art

Vying for Olympic glory and the art of fine writing are not so different if you look to their cores.

Barnes on “Love”

In the 1960s, a youth and a married woman take a chance on madcap love. The result pitches tent between passion and melancholy.

Game (back) on

Terrorism is losing strategic traction as the troika of great powers, the U.S., Russia and China, return to center stage.