Bruce Kirby, who transformed the sail with a ‘Doodle’, dies at 92

Bruce Kirby’s paternal great-grandfather was a prominent commander in the Royal Navy. Chief Henry W. Bruce (1792-1863), said to have participated in the War of 1812 early in his career. The family’s fortunes nearly evaporated during the Depression, leaving the Kirbys with a 10-bedroom house, many boats, and no choice but to sail for the …

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen’s Podcast Will Become a Book

On “Renegades,” a podcast collaboration between Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen, the former president admitted at a glance that it was an odd partnership. “Looks like Bruce and I don’t have much in common,” he said. “A white man from a small town in Jersey; I am a mixed race Black man born in Hawaii …