September/October 2014 cover

September/October 2014

Check out the newest issue of The Saturday Evening Post! Explore the heavens with astronomer Tyler Nordgren, who shot the September/October 2014 cover photo. Discover the scientist’s unbelievable night-sky photography and his efforts to raise awareness of our disappearing constellations in the cover story, “Are We Losing the Stars?” by Todd Pitock.

Cook up comfort with celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern; join humorist Philip Gulley in taking back Halloween; and find out how one of Hollywood’s humblest stars is spending his time after giving up The Tonight Show. Lose yourself in fantastic new fiction, thumb your nose at cable news, and do more with the latest issue of the Post!

Cover photo by Tyler Nordgren.

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Features

Night sky at Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, Maine

Are We Losing the Stars?

By: Todd Pitock

An astronomer draws attention to the rising threat of light pollution with the help of the U.S. National Park Service and brilliant night-sky photography. ... More

mediator stands between two men in boxing gloves

Should You Sue?

By: Lewis Tesser

When wronged, you have the right to sue. But in today’s strained judicial system, mediation may offer a quicker, cheaper, and more satisfying result. ... More

Jay Leno with Jaguar XK-E

Jay Leno’s Garage

By: Jeanne Wolf

We sat down with America’s hardest working comedian to talk about cars, fame, and what comes next. ... More

Daffodils and prostate cancer awareness ribbon on wooden table

In Sickness and in Health

By: Judy Berman

“When my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer,” says author Judy Berman, “we fought the illness as a team.” ... More

Pointing to the Pheasant by Paul Bransom

Fiction: The Day of the Dead

By: Skip Horack

Online on: October 10, 2014

Wayne knew how to handle dogs; people were not so easy.

Departments

In The Magazine

American flag and dog tags
Why Veterans Hurt

By: Mike Stajura

What’s tough on veterans isn’t remembering what was bad, it’s missing what was good. ... More

Norman Rockwell

Armchair General by Norman Rockwell, April 29,1949
The Rockwell Files: Tuning In to WWII

By: Joseph Scales

Online on: September 24, 2014

Rockwell’s portrait of a domestic dad in Armchair General portrays both the older generation’s passionate desire to stay current with war news and its frustrating isolation from the action overseas.

Lighter Side

jack-o'-lantern on table with lantern
Taking Back Halloween

By: Philip Gulley

Online on: October 22, 2014

Isn’t this holiday supposed to be for kids? Somehow, in our lifetime, parents have taken over and pretty much spoiled everything.

In The Magazine

Apocalypse always banner reads across explosion in the sky
How TV News Plays to Our Darkest Fears

By: Cable Neuhaus

Online on: September 10, 2014

We have descended into the apocalyptic universe of 24-hour cable, where bad news is good news and extremely bad news is the best news of all

In The Magazine

Roast Chicken with Ratatouille
Comfort Cravings

By: Patrick Perry

Take comfort food to a new level with celebrity chef and host of Bizarre Foods AmericaAndrew Zimmern. ... More

In The Magazine

Jonna Tyree holds her pet Chihuahua, Chopper
Homeless Pets Fly to Safety

By: Chris Benguhe

With the help of a volunteer pilot, a one-eyed Chihuahua and dozens of other homeless pets have flown across the U.S. to loving homes. ... More