August 23 Issue

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Fifty years later, we're closer than you think to realizing Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.

The Believer

Tzipi Livni still thinks peace is possible in Israel and Palestine. She's about to get her chance to prove it.

The Forgotten Cuisine

From Thai to Greek to Ethiopian, the U.S. is awash in foods from all over the world. But when will Native American cooking finally get its moment?
States Ablaze
In Focus

States Ablaze

Wildfires in the American West continue to rage, incinerating not only homes but also tax dollars. Fighting these fires has already cost more than $1 billion this summer, and the season’s not over yet. The Rim fire, near California’s Yosemite National Park, has been burning for nearly a week. It has spread over more than 16,000 acres.
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Periscope
Even his closest relatives didn't know that Hanns Alexander tracked down some of history's most notorious war criminals.

Preventing Pandemics

In a remote corner of the world, an American lieutenant colonel is helping with the construction of a high-tech laboratory to study and prevent the spread of anthrax and the plague.

The Tower of Tennis

John Isner is the brightest American hope on the court, but can he win the U.S. Open?
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The fashion world's youngest star, Tavi Gevinson, interviews its oldest star, Iris Apfel. But who is younger at heart?
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