PASSING THE BUCATINI
North Korean Defector May Jeopardize Next Trump-Kim Summit
The Bittersweetness of Being Invisible While Trans in Rome
I had anticipated so many problems, most of which never came to fruition simply because of how painfully unaware modern Rome is of trans people.
How Two Of The Earliest Globes Went Missing, 600 Years Ago
In 1477, Nicolaus Germanus created two globes, one celestial and one terrestrial. Beautiful objects, they went missing 50 years later, and remain lost to this day.
The Pope Just Pulled a Power Play on American Bishops
At a moment when optics matter most, Francis pulled the plug on U.S. bishops as they met to do something measurable on clerical sex abuse—and precisely as new allegations emerged.
TONGUE AND CHEEK
‘Do You Think You Would Like Nerve Salad?’
From tripe stands to spleen stalls selling offal, innards and guts—or whatever you call the icky bits—what was once the base of a poor man’s sustenance is now haute cuisine.
Inside Rome’s Secret Gaudi-esque District
Originally shunned but now a coveted address, it’s one of Rome’s best-kept secrets and a neighborhood that, bafflingly, rarely makes the standard guidebooks or tours.
CLEAR AS MUD
Pope Admits He’s Been Investigating D.C. Cardinal for a Year
Pope Francis finally breaks silence on what he's doing about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the erstwhile D.C. archbishop who's been accused of decades of clerical sexual abuse.
Asia Argento Accuser Ridiculed for Saying He Was Raped
Jimmy Bennett is blindsided by the Italian Anderson Cooper in exclusive interview.