In this issue: Find fascinating articles including an interview with award-winning actor Alan Alda, an inside-look into birding, one of America’s fastest growing obsessions, and tips from TV chef Ellie Krieger on how to take a ho-hum salad and turn it into something truly spectacular.
You’ll also find a special feature about modern hermits leading a contemplative life in our hyper-connected world. See how this story inspires Post staff members to search for ways to unplug from their own busy lives.
Cover illustration by Von.
Is the media today hopelessly biased? Where can you go to find the unvarnished truth? More
Bird Nerds Unite!
Nearly one in six Americans is a passionate bird-lover. Maybe it’s time to check out this grand (and rapidly growing) national obsession. More
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 he really wants to talk about is science. More
The New Urban Hermit
What does it mean to seek the contemplative life in a modern and increasingly connected world? More
Hormone Therapy Is Back
Remember when all menopausal women were taking hormones, and then suddenly none were? Today, a new consensus is emerging that for some, the benefits of the treatment may very well outweigh the risks. More
To Boldly Return
The 12th (that’s right, 12th!) film based on the iconic ’60s TV show Star Trek was released in 2013. What is it about this never-ending story that keeps us coming back for more? More
Paris in the Twenties
Fiction: A young woman struggles to find peace as the world she knew begins to unravel around her. More
Stuck in the Internet Slow Lane
By: David Cay Johnston
Thanks to the telephone industry, Americans pay more to get poorer Web speed and service than citizens of nearly every other industrialized nation. More
The New No-Car Garage
By: Philip Gulley
Where is a guy supposed to find space to stash all the useful stuff he’s collected over the years? More
5-Minute Fitness: Planks for Core Strength
By: Wendy Braun
Get stronger and stay motivated with simple moves designed for busy lifestyles. More
Ellie’s 5-Minute Salad: Tricolor Salad with White Beans and Parmesan
By: Ellie Krieger
This trio of lettuces is a whole lot of goodness for very little effort. More
Insidious Power Drains
By: Jeff Bertolucci
You can switch to high-efficiency light bulbs, but that’s only half the battle. Americans spend a huge chunk of our energy bill on tech gear we’re not even using. Here’s how to stop the bleeding. More
The Teacher Who Listened
By: Chris Benguhe
Meet the amazing teacher who stopped a high school massacre. More