Italy’s Problem With School Dropouts Goes From Bad to Worse in Pandemic

Even before the coronavirus hit, Italy had among the worst dropout rates in Europe. But closed schools and online classes have pushed students out in ever higher numbers.

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Stéphane Lissner on Guiding Italy’s Oldest Opera House Through a Pandemic and Beyond

After warring with powerful unions in Paris, Stéphane Lissner has moved to Naples to run the Teatro di San Carlo.

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In Dark Times, I Sought Out the Turmoil of Caravaggio’s Paintings

The work the artist made near the end of his life changed my understanding of both beauty and suffering.

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

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Italy Is Sending Another Warning

This is what a country a month into lockdown looks like: desperate, hungry and scared.

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