Illustration of steam at Yellowstone National Park

March/April 2016

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On the cover: This illustration of Yellowstone National Park is one of more than a dozen created through the Works Progress Administration to promote our national parks before World War II.

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Features

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Why the FDA Is Bad News for Cancer Patients

By: Vincent DeVita, M.D.

One of America’s foremost cancer fighters explains how the government has created a legion of “Dr. No’s” who block access to innovative new drugs. People are dying not because these drugs don’t exist but because they can’t get them. ... More

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Lights Out!

By: Ted Koppel

America has to come to terms with the notion that the Internet, among its many, many virtues, is also a weapon of mass destruction ... More

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National Parks at 100

By: Karen Berger

In what is arguably America’s best idea, vast tracts of land that could have been claimed, built up, exploited — maybe even ruined — were instead preserved and protected for the use of future generations. ... More

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The Post and the Parks

By: Steven Slon

How legendary editor George Horace Lorimer made it his mission to create a National Park Service ... More

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National Park To-Do List

By: Post Editors

Planning a trip to the national parks? Here are just a few of the thousands of fun activities you can take part in. ... More

Love at first sight: As a child, Ken Burns was inspired by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pictured above, the view from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.Shutterstock

Preserving the Primeval

By: Jeanne Wolf

Ken Burns on our national parks ... More

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Easter Pilgrimage to Chimayó

By: Edward Readicker-Henderson

In search of the sacred in a remote corner of New Mexico ... More

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Norman Lear

By: Jeanne Wolf

At 93, the legendary producer of All in the Family reflects on his life as America’s social conscience. ... More

Departments

The Argument

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Kids Need More Time Outdoors

By: Manuel H. Rodriguez

Kids today have it all, it seems, except time to be themselves. It’s essential that we add free play back into their increasingly crowded agendas so they can do what kids excel at: using their imagination to create adventure. ... More

My Word

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Does My Disability Define Me?

By: Carly Okyle

How I learned to write about cerebral palsy without preaching, selling out, or being forced to become Ia beacon of inspiration ... More

Food

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Get Your Irish On!

By: Rachel Allen

Complete your St. Patrick’s Day feast with two recipes from Rachel Allen: Sticky Cumin and Apricot Roast Carrots and Parsnips and Irish Apple Cake. Irish food has a rich history and tradition. Of course, our love for the potato is well known and very real, but with recipes such as colcannon, Irish stew, and our […] ... More

Limerick Laughs Contest

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November/December 2015 Limerick Laughs Winner and Runners-Up

By: Post Editors

Congratulations to Adele Suga for her winning limerick describing the George Hughes illustration Ice-skating Class for Dad. ... More

American Pop

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Coloring Books for Grown-ups

By: Cable Neuhaus

The craze began over a year ago, but our crayon madness shows no sign of fading. ... More

Lighter Side

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Easter Eggs

By: Philip Gulley

Recalling the joys and perils of the hunt — back when it really was a hunt. ... More

Backstory

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The First Credit Card Ever

By: Matty Simmons

Today we take credit cards for granted, but the concept was brand new — and a bit frightening — in 1950s America. ... More

Money

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Are Zero Percent Bank Offers Too Good to Be True?

By: Steven G. Blum

Take a closer look at zero percent bank offers. They may not be as cheap as they sound. ... More

Vintage Ads

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Vintage Advertising: They Launched and Lost the TV Industry

By: Jeff Nilsson

How Allen B. Du Mont made television broadcasting possible. ... More

Tech

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Best New Health and Fitness Apps

By: Jeff Bertolucci

Use your smartphone to get fit, stay healthy, and lose weight. ... More

Rockwell Files

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A Tale of Two Streets

By: Jeff Nilsson

There’s a 17th-century Dutch painting within Rockwell’s 1953 cover, Walking To Church. ... More

Celebrity Profile

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3 Questions for Jake Gyllenhaal

By: Jeanne Wolf

Not content with movie-star status, the actor is driven to take on darker, edgier roles. ... More