March/April 2019


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Get a behind-the-scenes look at D-Day, the hunt for missing moon rocks, and the myth of Dodge City. You’ll also learn why taking time off from work may make you more productive. Plus you’ll find a gallery of Norman Rockwell’s dogs, fiction, recipes, summer reading recommendations, health and travel tips, and more.


Driving into the Future
Post Perspective
By Richard Ratay
The story behind America’s remarkable coast-to-coast highway system

Rafting the Colorado
By Margie Goldsmith
Scenery and solitude, wildlife and wild water at the floor of the magnificent Grand Canyon

What’s Old Is Viewed Again
By Ed Dwyer
The rise of retro television in the age of streaming

The Botched Hospital Bill
By Marshall Allen
Saving patients money is not always your health insurer’s top priority

Some Enchanted Evening
By Todd Purdum
The extraordinary story behind the creation of South Pacific


Calculus 1
By John M. Floyd
He was good at math — but some problems aren’t so easily solved


From the Editor
Grand Canyon: One great sight

Letters: Cheers and jeers

The Argument: Books made of paper are better

American Pop: Why do dinosaurs fascinate us?

Lighter Side: My science teacher taught me about life

In My Life: Wiffle Ball history was made on our driveway

Post-Its: Tips for a game night; 3 questions for Danny DeVito; spring travel tips; top 10 books; movie reviews; more

Your Health: Lose weight for life; fish oil update; and more

Healthy Eating: Curtis Stone’s spring harvest recipes

Everyday Heroes: Helping ex-soldiers find new purpose in the fire service

Backstory: The writer who brought Nancy Drew to life

The Vault: Gems from our archive — Gene Kelly; Rockwell’s favorite model; more