Multiple Authors
May 23rd, 2014 | 8:00am

It's time for our monthly poetry feature! Today, we are publishing eight new poems from The Common print contributors.


May 21st, 2014 | 8:00am

Today is the day! Join us at our annual benefit gala, The Common in the (Eternal) City, for a postcard auction, cocktails/aperitivos, music, and dancing inspired by a night in Italy. 

May 19th, 2014 | 8:00am


Getting Around:

When your cousin offers to meet you at the airport and drive you to Abruzzo, don’t even pretend to defer. As you will learn from the passenger seat, to say “driving” in Italy is to say “a lot of close calls.” A tunnel on a two-lane road may admit just one car. Passing’s no fun senza risk. In small towns, main roads are closed on Sundays so neighbors can chat in the street. Memorize multiple routes.


Translated by Martha Cooley and Antonio Romani
May 16th, 2014 | 8:00am

In the small painting on canvas,

a nineteenth-century landscape

forgotten among old papers,

the house is clearly recognizable

and the mountain behind

with its sharp profile.


May 14th, 2014 | 8:00am

Today, The Common is featuring two translated short stories from the book Nella Citta Nuda by Antonio Monda. The Common in the (Eternal) City on May 21 features Monda in conversation with Larissa MacFarquhar.