Welcome to the weekend. Though the pandemic has put so much on hold, we can still salvage something from plans gone awry. If you were supposed to be getting down on the dance floor at a wedding this summer, why not blast these D.J.s’ classics and dance around your home instead? And as we face months without blockbuster movie releases, watch some of our critics’ favorites from summers gone by. Whatever you end up doing, make time for some amazing journalism.
Italians have put up valuables as collateral for loans for centuries, through plagues and sieges. Today they do it as part of the formal banking system. And business is booming.