Umbrian nuns once took up refuge in a lovely valley, though loveliness in the Middle Ages was relative.
Vision metaphors are central to all aspects of speech, but they take for granted the precarious gift of seeing.
In reconfiguring humans, director Alexander Payne has more than sci-fi comedy on his mind.
What's available in Italy and what's not can be difficult even for a working doctor to track, since some drugs vanish only to reappear.
Donald Trumps' near pathological unpredictability makes the systematic conduct of foreign policy increasingly precarious
Italy has many flaws, but its attention to health care isn't one, something the U.S. should learn from.
Why can't you park in front of the pharmacy in the Tuscan town of M----? Go ahead, ask the mayor.
In "4 3 2 1," winner of the Man Booker International Prize, American novelist Paul Auster digs into his four-part past.
Gender pronouns are in deep flux, and the result may end language's traditional dependence on the "he-she" binary system.
The difference between chicken noodle and cleanliness once proved mystifying, even for pajamas.
Making holiday cookies and decorations, very much manual labor, can have significance deeper than the simple joy of their making.