irplanes have narrowly missed colliding on U.S. runways 15 times in the past six months, nearly twice the rate of the previous six months. Because airports are now so crowded and hectic, such “runway incursions” are “the most dangerous aspect of flying,” said Mark Rosenker, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
The New York Times
Designer and retro eyeglasses have become such a fashionable accessory that many eyewear retailers now make them with clear-glass lenses, for people with perfect vision. “Half the people buying them don’t even need a prescription,” said Iris Alonzo of American Apparel stores, which sell retro glasses.
The Wall Street Journal
More than 1,000 Irish pubs in small villages outside Dublin have closed over the past three years. As Ireland has become one of the most affluent countries in the world, some Irish no longer have time for or interest in socializing at their local pub.
The Washington Post
In Pennsylvania, voters over 60 chose Hillary Clinton, 62 percent to 38 percent, exit polls showed. Among voters under 30, Barack Obama won, 60 to 40.
The Boston Globe
Only one company still produces pinball machines. Stern Pinball Ster Park, Ill., makes 10,000 of the classic amusement park games each year, with 90 percent going directly to people’s homes or to Europe instead of to arcades in the U.S.
The New York Times
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Here's proof that Justin Bieber is just as spoiled as you always thought
- What the collapse of the Ming Dynasty can tell us about American decline
- 7 ways to be the most interesting person in any room
- Why is it so expensive to build a bridge in America?
- Why is American internet so slow?
- Ukraine's fraught relationship with Russia: A brief history
- What would a U.S.-Russia war look like?
- Colorado’s new ‘drive high, get a DUI’ commercials are actually pretty clever
- Can Rand Paul avoid the Neville Chamberlain trap?
- To build the Death Star, we'll need this space elevator
Subscribe to the Week