Four Girls, Four Pigeons

Awkward Eating on the Street

If Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, represents the top of the food chain — in 2018 it’s No.1 among “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” — then the eating places I’m showing here are somewhere near the bottom. I mean no disrespect. In fact, I don’t particularly enjoy eating in expensive restaurants. Getting a table is … Read more

The Peril of Parallel Lines

I was standing on the station platform, looking at the railway tracks then glancing at my newspaper. The top story jumped out at me and said: “Revealed: How Parallel Lines Can Give You a Splitting Headache.” They can? This was certainly news to me — and the sub-editors must have thought it would be news … Read more