Our July 19 retrospective on arts and entertainment drew applause, fond memories... and a few yawns. "Your salute to American entertainment was a fascinating treasure," said one letter-writer; another called the issue "a director's delight." A few told us to stick to the news, but many readers were happy to look back and name their favorite artists.
It was one careless moment in the cafeteria that she now believes will haunt her forever, or at least until graduation, whichever comes first. Blond, smart, athletic and well off, she must have thought she could get away with sitting down with a couple of gawky skaters from the fringe of high-school society, if only to interview them about hip-hop music for the school newspaper.
HEIDI WAS A HEALTHY, full-term baby when she poked her head into the world on Oct. 20, 1961. But the world wasn't sure what to make of her. Instead of congratulating Heidi's 19-year-old mother, the delivery team kept her sedated for several days and wrestled with a baffling question: was this a boy or a girl?
As the president wandered the country last week, shaking down supporters for obscene sums of money ($5 million in all)--and coming very close, according to The Washington Post, to "guaranteeing" a veto on legislation of interest to high-rolling telecommunications contributors--I happened upon the opening paragraphs of "Demosclerosis," Jonathan Rauch's excellent book about American political entropy.
GEORGE FAY SHOULD BE living the American Dream. Now 47, he and his parents immigrated to this country from Romania in the 1960s. Fay rose to become the CEO of a $55 million company in Dayton, Ohio, and lives in Kettering, a quintessential Midwestern suburb flecked with the vivid colors of pools and manicured lawns.
IN BETWEEN NANCY'S AND TONYA'S practice sessions, the International Olympics Committee actually held a figure-skating championship for men. And for several hours over each of two evenings, nobody in Hamar noticed what the two American women were wearing, eating or even saying.
Here are two real-life stories about HMO-style medicine: Debbie Van Winkle, who was 28 years old and in excellent health, was driving to work one day in February 1991 when something went drastically wrong inside her brain--some kind of seizure, a terrifying neurological event.
They converged on Washington 1,000 strong last week-pediatricians from Chicago, anesthesiologists from Los Angeles, internists from Utah. They came representing every state in the union and every branch of the medical profession, hoping for the chance to make their voices heard.