Sunday, June 25th, 2017
As an antidote to the borderline smarminess of Jason Horowitz’s New York Times article about returning to Rome, here is a more substantial, dignified, rewarding and useful guide to visiting the city by a blogger named Nan Quick: My Recipe for a Stress-Free Week in Rome. Warning: she takes a couple of paragraphs to warm up.
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
“in casa un espresso come al bar”: On the marriage of coffee and aluminum, icons of modernity, in Bialetti’s Moka Express.
Monday, August 2nd, 2010
“It’s a hard world for poets,” decries the protagonist of this great NYT piece on the Italian economy.
Thursday, March 10th, 2005
Being in Italy issadly for my high-falutin’ ambitions—mostly just a nuisance.