What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty. Credit Credit Photo illustration by Matt Dorfman Supported by ByWilliam Langewiesche Sept. 18, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET On Oct., 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 taxied toward the runway at the main airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, carrying 189 people bound for Bangka Island, a short flight away. The airplane was the latest version of the Boeing 737, a gleaming new 737 Max that was delivered merely three months before. The captain was a 31-year-old Indian named Bhavye Suneja, who did his initial flight training at a small and now-defunct school in San Carlos, Calif., and opted for an entry-level job with Lion Air in 2011. Lion Air is an aggressive airline that dominates the rapidly expanding Indonesian market in … [Read more...] about What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?
The Big Business of Scavenging in Postindustrial America Sections Skip to content Skip to site index The U.S. produces more garbage than any other nation in the world per capita. Here’s how scrappers are turning that waste into a $32 billion business. Compacted scrap copper at Aurubis Buffalo. Credit Credit Gregory Halpern/Magnum, for The New York Times Supported by ByJake Halpern Aug. 21, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET Adrian Paisley spends his days hunting for scrap metal: aluminum, brass and (holy of holies) copper. At 42, Paisley, who weighs just 135 pounds, is wiry and muscular. I once saw him move an old refrigerator by himself, hurling it onto his pickup truck as if it were made of Styrofoam. He lives for this kind of thing. Like the time he found an abandoned car, sawed it in half and hoisted it onto his truck using pulleys. “That’s manly,” he recalled. “What dude wouldn’t enjoy cutting … [Read more...] about The Big Business of Scavenging in Postindustrial America
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper This Is What It Sounds Like When Brands Cry Advertisement Supported by Screenland ByLauren Oyler May 22, 2019 There’s a ubiquitous joke on Twitter that goes like this: “Sir, this is an Arby’s.” That sentence is the punch line, deployed after a setup in which an earnest speaker expounds on anything from elaborate pop-culture theories to sports to politics — only for it to be revealed that, all along, he was ranting at an innocent fast-food cashier. My favorite iterations are self-deprecating gibes at the speaker’s own spiraling neuroses and bugbears. (“Ugh, this paper has another logistic regression with way too many variables for such a small data set. You’d think by now people would know, but NO!” “Sir, this is an Arby’s.”) If the joke has a … [Read more...] about This Is What It Sounds Like When Brands Cry
Photographs by LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER MAY 1, 2019 For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. This is what their crises looks like. The Money Issue How America’s Oldest Gun Maker Went Bankrupt: A Financial Engineering Mystery Can an Art Collective Become the Disney of the Experience Economy? What Happens to a Factory Town When the Factory Shuts Down? For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, has revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. These were the last cars off the line. This is the story of what happens to a factory town when the factory shuts down. For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown, Ohio, revolved around the G.M. plant at the edge of town. In March, the plant ceased production. This is what their crises looks like. Photo Essay by LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER MAY 1, 2019 … [Read more...] about What Happens to a Factory Town When the Factory Shuts Down?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Linda Matchan April 23, 2019 On May 18, 1949, a repurposed Army transport ship, the USAT General R.L. Howze, docked at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier carrying more than 900 people fleeing the shards of postwar Europe. A photographer from the Boston Evening Globe was there to capture a shot for the front page of a Hapsburg princess who was among the passengers. But deeper inside the paper were photos of other refugees, including a young couple and their infant daughter. “Arbeiter family from Poland,” the caption read. “Jolek and Hanka and baby Henia, who will live in Roxbury.”The baby is crying and squirmy, but her parents oblige the photographer with big smiles. Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, the Arbeiters had lost almost everyone and everything they held dear and arrived in Boston speaking no English, with no money or possessions.They … [Read more...] about Amid anti-Semitism across America, this 94-year-old Holocaust survivor is keeping the faith