Nothing Personal in Seatback Pockets?

Some airlines are enforcing an F.A.A. rule that prohibits personal items from being stowed in the seatback pockets, The New York Times reported earlier this week. But this rule has been on the books for more than 10 years. F.A.A. bulletin 98-28, which took effect...

Dutch Operative and Resistance Member, Remembered

Tony van Renterghem was a mountain of a man. He was a skilled operative who aided those fleeing Nazi persecution. He was among the last mounted cavalry officers known as the Huzaars. And he launched the “Underground Camera,” a photo and film unit of the...

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

This cocky rooster, oblivious to traffic and ignorant of the ‘mother-daughter-crossing sign,’ climbed a 40-degree hill to be on Medsker Road. I did not stay long enough to see if he made it home that evening. This is Sequim, Washington, where chickens,...