Inside the May/June 2013 Issue of The Saturday Evening Post

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May/June 2013 Cover

Cover Story: Alan Alda
Page 56, By Claudia Gryvatz Copquin
Thanks to M*A*S*H, The West Wing, and a slew of successful movies the versatile star now has his pick of writing and directing projects. But what Alan Alda really wants to talk about is science. Alda dishes to the Post about his newest role as a visiting professor at Stony Brook University’s Center for Communicating Science, a department the actor help create in 2009 to train scientists how to communicate more effectively with the public. For the cover story, Alda opens up about everything from his days on the set of M*A*S*H, commuting across the country while the show was in production to his day-to-day life now, playing tennis and making his wife laugh.

To Boldly Return
Page 68, By Jeanne Wolf
The 12th (that’s right 12th!) film based on the iconic ‘60s TV show Star Trek is coming to a theater near you. Post contributor Jeanne Wolfe examines what it is about this never-ending story that keeps us coming back for more. She enlists the likes of current Star Trek director, J.J. Abrams, and star of the hit ‘60s TV show, William Shatner, to shed some light on why the franchise continues to captivate audiences for decades on end. Wolfe takes us on a journey from the original TV show, to the spinoff Star Trek: Next Generation (which ran in the ’80s and ’90s) and culminates with the recent slew of films directed by Abrams.

Balancing Act
Page 44, By Frederick Allen
In today’s 24-hour news cycle and Twittersphere it is hard to separate truth from rumor. To be responsible citizens in a democracy we need an unbiased delivery of the news to make proper decisions. Post contributor Frederick Allen tackles the controversial issue, breaking down the different types of biases that exist in today’s mainstream media—while also providing tips on how to separate news from opinion.

The Teacher Who Listened
Page 40, By Chris Benguhe
It is hard to say whether tragedies like the shooting in Newtown, Conn., could have been prevented. But what if the adults in Adam Lanza’s life had listened and heeded the warning signs that he provided? Post contributor Chris Benguhe tells the heroic true story of the teacher who did listen and the school massacre that didn’t happen.

Super Salads!
Page 30, By Ellie Krieger
As we head into summer, it’s time to start those beach-bod diets. Salads can be a healthy but all too often people fall into a salad rut, relying on the same basic trio day in and day out. Celebrity chef Ellie Krieger serves up tips for transforming this ho-hum starter course into something truly spectacular.

Birds Nerds Unite
Page 51, By Bruce Anderson
America loves its birds. Americans spend $4 billion a year just to feed wild ones and another $1 billion annually on feeders, birdbaths and birdhouses. Bird watchers, or birders (the preferred modern term), have their pick of well over 200 festivals devoted to birds each year. What makes a superb birder? Supreme patience, detail orientation, powers of keen observation—and naturally curiosity. Post contributor Bruce Anderson examines this grand and rapidly growing national obsession that is birding.

Hormone Therapy Is Back
Page 63, By Julie Steenhuysen
Remember when all menopausal women were taking hormones and then suddenly none were? Today, a new consensus is emerging that for some, the benefits may very well outweigh the risks. Post contributor Julie Steenhuysen discusses the many worries women have about hormone therapy, and unveils new research into what has proved to be the most effective form of treatment for menopausal symptoms.

The New No-Car Garage
Page 20, By Phillip Gulley
Where’s a guy supposed to find space to stash all the stuff he’s collected over the years? In this humorous piece, Post contributor Phillip Gulley offers is a simple answer: “The New No-Car Garage.” Gulley chronicles his (and many other men’s) infatuation with holding on to old items, much to the chagrin of his wife. If old CDs and out of style lawn chairs are going to “triple in value,” why throw them out? In his eyes there’s nothing that a squirt of WD-40, or round of duct tape can’t fix.

Inside Power Drains
Page 38, By Jeff Bertolucci
Switching to high efficiency light bulbs is only half the battle. Americans spend a huge chunk of monthly energy bills on tech gear. The cable box, HDTV, and computer monitor may look innocent enough in “sleep” mode, but cost big bucks over time. Post contributor Jeff Bertolucci offers practical advice on power-cutting gizmos and provides simple tips for cutting the home energy bill without spending a fortune.


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