June 18, 2024 | Rome, Italy

We Busted

In 1856 soon after graduating from Williams College, my maternal great-great grandfather John Stoneman left the upstate New York farm [...]

The New Mrs. Malaprop

“And he will avail.” In this sentence about the outcome of a plot, the writer confused “avail” with “prevail.” The […]

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Shovel and broom

Some people have parents who behave conventionally, not so in the case of columnist Madeleine Johnson, whose mother and father had methods all their own for dealing with the vicissitudes of daily life.

How one war’s legacy endures

The story of World War II and the postwar is littered with mythology handed down over decades. Columnist Madeleine Johnson has found both the ways and means to cut through some of it.