Inside the July/August 2013 Issue of The Saturday Evening Post

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July/August 2013 cover of The Saturday Evening Post

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Cover Story: Helen Mirren
Page 48, By Jeanne Wolf
Time hasn’t dimmed the cool beauty of Academy Award-Winning actress, Helen Mirren. The 67-year-old is at the top of her game having played countless amazing roles, but none have surprised fans more than the announcement of her role as a skilled assassin in the Red movies alongside Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. (Red 2 premieres July 18.) In this month’s cover story, this action hero dishes on guns, marriage, and her crush on Bruce Willis.

Post Perspective: Who Stole the American Dream?
Page 44, By Hedrick Smith
The recent recession has, and still is, affecting families across the U.S., with many Americans still out of work, struggling with mortgages, and overcome with debt. Post contributor Hedrick Smith writes of two Americas: those who made it through the recession with only a few losses, and those who’ve had their lives torn apart. The Saturday Evening Post reports on the issue as only America’s oldest magazine can: with research from its extensive archives dating back to 1821. Plus: Read entire articles from the archives at

Thirst! – The Looming Water Crisis
Page 52, By Barry Yeoman
Despite the easy flow of water from our sinks, showers, and garden hoses, in many parts of the country water is becoming dangerously scarce. Award winning investigative reporter Barry Yeoman takes us deep inside the growing struggle in some regions of the country between suburban comfort (exemplified by the desire for water-gorging lawns) and the viability of local farmland. He encourages readers to stop thinking of this precious, life-giving substance as cheap and infinite. Plus: Five ways to save water.

Ultimate BBQ
Page 30, By Steven Slon
There’s just something about cooking meat over an open-flame that feels primal and liberating for humans. Perhaps there actually is. Post Editorial Director and barbeque fan Steven Slon (proud graduate of Steve Raichlin’s Barbecue U) shares expert tips for grilling like a pro. The timely summer story also presents grilling recipes from some of America’s top chefs including Emeril Lagasse, Curtis Stone, and Barton Seaver. Bonus: Watch as Post staffers share their best tips for grilling at

In The Words of the Presidents
Page 58, By Paul Dickson
Did you know that President Thomas Jefferson created more than 100 new words during his lifetime? Since the days of our forefathers, American presidents have been enriching our language with novel words and phrases that we take for granted today. For example, most people aren’t aware that Woodrow Wilson coined the phrase “we must get a move on” and Teddy Roosevelt invented “muckrakers.” Play the Post’s “Words of the Presidents Quiz” at

The Bionic Man Is Real!
Page 62, By Elizabeth Svoboda
Amazing new “smart” prosthetic devices are changing the lives of amputees. The Post takes a deeper look into a phenomenon that’s fulfilling scientists’ ultimate goal of creating a prosthesis as responsive as a real limb. Plus: Visit to see video of researcher Todd Kuiken demonstrate a prosthetic arm’s surprising capabilities during a TEDTalk with the help of his patient, Amanda Kitts.

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• New Digitized Archive: The Post was there to witness the era of Prohibition, the invention of the talkie, and the attempted assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt. As the magazine begins to roll out more than 200 years of reporting, start diving into history with selections from issues of the 1920s and ’30s at
• Gettysburg at 150: Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the pivotal Civil War battle by reflecting on original reports and illustrations from the Post at


About The Saturday Evening Post: For nearly 300 years, The Saturday Evening Post has chronicled American history in the making—reflecting the distinctive characteristics and values that define the American way. Today’s Post continues the grand tradition of providing art, entertainment and information in a stimulating mix of idea-driven features, cutting-edge health and medical trends—plus fiction, humor, and laugh-out-loud cartoons. A key feature is the Post Perspective, which brings historical context to current issues and hot topics such as health care, religious freedom, education, and more.

Tracing its roots to Benjamin Franklin, The Saturday Evening Post mirrors cherished American ideals and values, most memorably illustrated by its iconic cover artist Norman Rockwell. The Post is also known for publishing such literary greats as Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allan Poe, J.D. Salinger, and Kurt Vonnegut, and continues to seek out and discover emerging writers of the 21st century.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, the Post is a publication of the nonprofit Saturday Evening Post Society, which also publishes the award-winning youth magazines Turtle, Humpty Dumpty, and Jack and Jill.

“As the nation changed, the Post changed, but it looks to its past as a fertile ground for its future”
—Starkey Flythe, Jr, Former Post Executive Editor