Family fishing in boat on lake

In this issue: Our America: Find out why these 25 people visited every state in the union; the new reality TV (clothing optional); Trisha Yearwood on cooking and touring with Garth; 1966 Bob Dylan interview; America’s best riverfront cities; and more.

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Cover illustration by Austin Briggs first appeared on the cover July 23, 1949.

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Features

Members of the Polish underground in battle.

The World War II Struggle That Time Forgot

By: Michael Luongo

Relearning history through the eyes of a Polish resistance fighter.  More

Bill Biega kissing his wife Lili Biega's hand

Freedom Fighters

By: Michael Luongo

6 patriotic Americans who served in the Polish underground finally achieve recognition  More

U.S. servicemen in the Polish underground

Behind Enemy Lines

By: Post Editors

An eyewitness account of seven American fliers whose lives were saved by Poland’s underground army.  More

An illustrated view of North America

The 50-States Club

By: Haley Shapley

Driven by patriotic (and sometimes quirky) goals, some of us just can’t rest until we visit every state in the union. Meet 25 proud members.  More

Lookout Point by John Falter

The Modern Vacation

By: Post Editors

Fun for the whole family!  More

Chief Iron Tail

Intimate Portraits of American Indians

By: Michelle Delaney

19th-century photographer Gertrude Käsebier had the then-unheard-of notion to portray Native as individuals, not as caricatures. Her stunning results were not always appreciated  More

Trisha Yearwood cooking a steak.

Trisha Yearwood

By: Jeanne Wolf

The acclaimed singer and chef on home cooking, life on the road with Garth, and “neat sloppy joes”  More

River walk

Rivers Run Through Them

By: Barbara Wysocki

Eight mid-size American cities that revitalized their riverfronts  More

A patient on a stretcher

Saving Grace

By: John M. Floyd

In the small town of Rosewood, Billy is known as a hero — but his reputation also bears a dark secret. New short story by John M. Floyd.  More

Departments

My Word

A gymnast's hands grasping rings.
Somersaulting into America

By: Erika Hayasaki

As a top Japanese gymnast, my dad’s future was laid out for him. He opted for adventure in the U.S. instead.  More

Tech

Clever You!

By: Jeff Bertolucci

7 tips for phone, tablet, or e-reader that most people don’t know about.  More

Lighter Side

A man mowing his lawn
Mow-Town

By: Philip Gulley

Land ownership comes with responsibilities.  More

Rockwell Files

Road Trip!

By: Patrick Perry

In an economic upswing after WWII ended, record numbers of Americans hit the open highway. Rockwell celebrated the emerging trend on the 1947 Post cover “Coming and Going.”  More

Inspiration

Paul Kalanithi
Before I Go

By: Paul Kalanithi, M.D.

When a young surgeon learns he has cancer, in an instant family becomes more important than career.  More

The Argument

Networked Earth
The Internet Has Failed Us

By: Steven Slon

A Silicon Valley insider argues that the advances brought about by the Internet are causing more harm than good.  More

American Pop

Two naked performers in the reality program Naked and Afraid
Naked Bunch

By: Cable Neuhaus

The new nudism in reality television  More

Contrarian View

measuring tape
Drop and Give Me Zero

By: Ed Dwyer

Resident curmudgeon Ed Dwyer takes on exercise.  More

Pets

Dog licking its mouth
Dog Food No-Nos

By: Wendy Braun

Don’t let a simple mistake in diet end in an emergency trip to the vet’s office.  More

Celebrity Profile

Harry Wayne Casey, leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, singing in concert
Boogie Knight

By: Jeanne Wolf

Harry Wayne Casey, the legendary founder of KC and the Sunshine Band riffs on fame, the ’60s, and his “comeback” after 40 years in the music business.  More

Money

Two men in suits talk.
The Wealth Secret

By: Steven G. Blum

When shopping for a financial manager, it can be worth a fortune to find a fiduciary — someone truly committed to putting your interests first  More