• Dear USA

    The American Inability to Relax

    Have you ever watched and/or read Eat Pray Love? There’s a scene in the movie where Luca Spaghetti candidly tells Liz that she doesn’t know how to enjoy herself because she is American. He goes into a somewhat offensive, entirely…

  • Dear USA

    What I Don’t Miss About the U.S.

    Air conditioners. Target. Attentive waiters. Space. Lots of it. These are just a few of the things I miss about home (my loved ones, of course, go without saying!). The more time I spend in Italy, though, the more accustomed…

  • Dear USA

    The U.S.’ Obsession with War

    Growing up in the United States, the notion that ours is the greatest, most powerful country on earth has been ingrained into our impressionable, young minds since birth. As a child, I noticed nothing strange about pledging allegiance to a…

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    How the U.S. Abandoned a Holiday it Helped Birth

    Today is a particularly extraordinary one. Today, March 8th, is the 43rd International Women’s Day (IWD) since its inaugural observance by the United Nations in 1975. As an American, I was completely unaware that this public, unofficial holiday even existed…