July/August 2016

Our July/August issue showcases the life and work of artist Jamie Wyeth, son to Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. It also explores the historical (in)accuracy of the much lauded musical Hamilton, the resurgence of poetry in the U.S., the revealing and touching work of StoryCorps, the scientific quest to uncover the source of inspiration, and much more.

On the cover: Jamie Wyeth’s Bees at Sea, a painting of the Maine lighthouse that serves as his studio

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Forester in Chief

By: Douglas Brinkley

Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the enduring legacy of his Civilian Conservation Corps  More

Jamie Wyeth: Born to Paint

By: Irene Rawlings

How Jamie Wyeth, the youngest member of America’s first family of art, forged his own unique identity.  More


Gallery from the Archive: The Brandywine School

By: Post Editors

Frustrated with formal art instruction, renowned illustrator Howard Pyle opened his own art school in the Brandywine Valley in the early 1900s. Rather than teach technique, he encouraged students to capture a moment and bring it to life. See their work here.  More


The Eureka Factor

By: Lini S. Kadaba

The search to understand where great ideas come from.  More

Kathy Bradley, 52, and her father, Johnny Bradley, 72

Callings: A Farmer’s Purpose and Passion for Work

By: Dave Isay

A true story illuminating the passion of work from Callings, by Dave Isay.  More


Growing Up at Gettysburg

By: Andrew Small

My family’s antique shop by the historic battlefield has helped customers — and me — connect to our nation’s history  More

circus elephant


By: Edith Pearlman

The circus can be scary.  More


The Argument

Hamilton the musical
Burr Slur? Broadway’s Hamilton Doesn’t Tell It Like It Is

By: Nancy Isenberg

America’s founders have never enjoyed more sex appeal, but the hit musical cheats audiences by making democracy look easy.  More

American Pop

A typewriter on a table with a sign reading "Poet for Hire"
America Is Not So A-Verse to Poetry

By: Cable Neuhaus

Poetry is back, having survived the indignities of Hallmark cards, newspaper poems of the day, and classroom rhyming exercises.  More

Lighter Side

The Family Camping Trip

By: Philip Gulley

Whose idea was it that spending a week in a tent with no toilets or running water would somehow be fun?  More

My Word

Two women in a tree house
Nights in a Tree House

By: Shirley Streshinsky

Fulfilling a childhood dream of being cradled high in the branches of a giant oak.  More

Celebrity Profile

Bob Costas
3 Questions for Bob Costas

By: Jeanne Wolf

We got some Olympic insights from the superstar TV host as he was prepping for Rio.  More

Your Health

Woman doing an exersise
5-Minute Fitness: Yoga to Flex and Firm

By: Post Editors

Strengthen leg, core, and arm muscles: “This pose opens the side of the body and brings flexibility to the spine,” says New York City and Acacia.tv yoga instructor Kristin McGee.  More


Cooking tools on a wooden table
What Happened to Apple Pie?

By: Post Editors

Put off by the flavor (or lack of it) in mass-produced baked goods? Seems that concern has been around for quite some time, as evidenced by this 1942 editorial about America’s finest dessert.  More


A collage of social media icons
How to Build Your Virtual Brand

By: Jeff Bertolucci

Like it or not, people are judging you online. Here’s how to make a strong first impression.  More


John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Crude Language on the Campaign Trail

By: Jeff Nilsson

The low points of running for high office.  More

Rockwell Files

A newly-wed couple signing their marriage certifacates.
Sign on the Dotted Line

By: Jeff Nilsson

Rockwell’s genius for capturing the drama in everyday scenes.  More

Vintage Ads

Would You Trust Him With Your Sandwich?

By: Jeff Nilsson

He may not look it, but the devil of Underwood’s Deviled Ham is now 146 years old, which makes him the oldest food trademark in America.  More