Flying High

Airline pilot and Salon.com columnist Patrick Smith talks about all things airplane related. Then, our summer reading series Underappreciated is all about the life and work of Yasunari Kawabata: the first Japanese writer to win a Nobel Prize for literature. Also, Martin Amis discusses his new novel, The Pregnant Widow. Plus, our Gurus of How-To, Al and Larry Ubell, answer your questions about home repair.