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Foreigners can buy a village town house in Sicily for the price of an espresso. And get a tax cut
Boris’s Bunny Boiler
The British P.M.’s onetime American friend Jennifer Arcuri wants to publish diaries detailing their trysts and telephone calls
Letter from Cairo
In Egypt, a bad feeling about what the fallout from the Soleimani assassination might bring
The marketing of Gwyneth’s genitalia
Design for Assisted Living
Sweden’s Queen Silvia and Ikea team up to create pre-fab, low-cost apartments for older people, including those with dementia
Is Paris Fuming? Oui!
Our expat in France reports on life during nationwide strikes, now in their third month
Living Really Large
Outside Cairo, the biggest man-made structure in the world—an apartment complex for 30,000 residents—is in the works
Is Emily Ratajkowski forging the next wave of feminism, or simply using it to peddle her thong bikinis?
Cape of No Hope
Corruption and crime have killed Nelson Mandela’s dream and doomed the country’s future
Et Tu, A.C.L.U.?
How America’s staunchest defenders of free speech lost their nerve
Why Catholic Poles are discovering Jewish roots they don’t even have
A theme park for people obsessed with runways, photo shoots, makeovers, and red-carpet rides
The Great Plague Diaries
Samuel Pepys’s 1665 account of life in London ravaged by bubonic plague is all too familiar in 2020