As McGwire and Griffey chase the home-run record, baseball regains its old luster. Will it last?
It looked like a First Lady-like journey to promote historic preservation, but Hillary gave it an edge
A fugitive reappears, only to slink back into the woods--among those for whom he is almost a hero
Now that Ken Starr has the go-ahead to question the President's Secret Service agents, can they tell him what he wants to know?
Julian Bond restores the focus of the N.A.A.C.P.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AGAIN? In unholy synergy, drought and human folly are producing another shocking famine
Three needless deaths may help strengthen the Northern Ireland pact
After 80 years, the Romanovs are laid to rest with more Russian politics than national repentance
Even as El Nino helps spawn record heat waves in its final days, its unruly sister--La Nina--is brewing in the Pacific
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Touch Early And Often (Health)
Increasing numbers of parents and doctors decide that massage is good medicine for babies
Notebook: Jul. 27, 1998 (Notebook)
The China Trip (Notebook / The Scoop)
Clinton Spoke, but Did Anyone Understand?
Eulogy: GENERAL NGUYEN NGOC LOAN (Notebook)
Praying Away the Gay (Notebook)
Milestones Jul. 27, 1998 (Notebook / Milestones)
Techno-Crime (Notebook / The Scoop)
Psssst--Wanna Buy the Latest in Bootlegs?
The Coming Chaos (Notebook / The Scoop)
Y2K Is Months Away, but Sharks Are Circling
Missing In Action (Notebook / The Scoop)
Where, O Where, Did They Put the Future?
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Navajo vs. Navajo (American Scene)
A battle over whether to preserve natural resources or develop them
Stories Sacred, Lies Mundane (Essay)
Ten years later, a casualty of the Tawana Brawley case finds vindication
It isn't labor, although that's bad enough. GM has too many models, plants and executives. It may need a major overhaul
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Cinema: Steven Spielberg: Reel War (The Arts / Cinema)
Steven Spielberg peers at the face of battle as Hollywood never has before
Blam! Kapow! Eat Your Peas! (The Arts)
Who says family values and numbing, mindless violence don't go together?
Dazzling Decalogue (The Arts / Show Business)
Krzysztof Kieslowski's 10-part masterpiece finally comes to the U.S. Thou shalt not miss it
Theater: Andrew Lloyd Webber: Whistle A Happy Tune (The Arts / Theater)
His new musical has had its share of troubles, but there's life in Andrew Lloyd Webber yet
Music: The Snarl And The Ache (The Arts / Music)
In a strong new album, the punk band Rancid bares the romanticism beneath the rage
Get a Thyroid Test (Personal Time / Your Health)
That's the new advice, from a respected group of doctors, for women 50 and older. Here's why
Avoid My Mistake (Personal Time / Your Money)
At the first whiff of accounting problems, sell the stock--don't wait, as I did with Cendant
Your Own Network (Personal Time / Your Technology)
Sun's Jini system will soon help all your gadgets work together. Here's how to get started