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Fall 2011 issue -- The biggest moment of her life was about to arrive, and Katie Torpey didn’t even care. It was a Saturday night in Los Angeles, and Katie and her husband had dinner plans with friends. Katie, an award-winning screenwriter, was about to have her splash on the big screens when her movie, The Perfect Man, starring Hillary Duff and Chris Noth, debuted in movie theaters across the United States. Katie had worked for this moment for decades, bartending her way through film school, selling scripts that went nowhere but trash cans.
Fall 2011 issue -- Just 10 years ago 3G and Bluetooth were in their infancy; Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube didn’t exist; and there were no mobile app stores. Fast-forward to today: social media inhabits a large slice of the web, an estimated 40% of web traffic is generated by video, and mobile multi-media is exploding. Video conferencing from your handheld is no longer just the stuff of Star Trek re-runs.
Photography by Danny Fulgencio
Summer 2011 isssue -- She stood on a bank of snow with an outstretched hand and decades of hope. It had snowed for seven straight days and three-foot drifts lined the tiny town. The woman walked the streets every day, inching along on a cheap wooden cane. Her feet were wrapped in cloth tennis shoes. She wore flowered dresses and draped her head in scarves. Her face was the color of sandpaper and creases had etched their way around her eyes and cheeks years ago.
May 31, 2003 -- Virtually all Americans over the age of thirty bear the faded remnant of a distinctive childhood scar. It does not represent some bizarre ritual formerly practiced in the United States, like tattooing or body piercing. On the contrary, it symbolizes benevolence and reason, for it is the scar left by a smallpox vaccination and as such represents the life-saving medical discovery of the scientist Edward Jenner (born May 17, 1749).
Spring 2011 -- Steve Walton may well owe his big break to a Saudi prince.
Photos by Josh Birnbaum
Spring 2011 -- THE WATER began swallowing Susan Lemaster’s home at 2 a.m. July 22. She was sleeping when her 27-year-old daughter, trembling, shook her awake. “It’s flooding!” she screamed. Susan threw on some clothes and squished through her soaked carpet down the hallway to her son’s room. “Johnny, get up!"
January/February 2005 -- Charles Tomlinson, a long-time supporter of The Atlas Society (publisher of The New Individualist), died Tuesday, December 28, 2004. Charles was regularly feautured as a speaker at Atlas Society Summer Seminars. He delighted audiences with his storytelling talent during a segment called "In Performance."
November 2006 -- In the early twentieth century, Argentina was one of the most prosperous countries in the world with one of the highest living standards. Rich in resources, a leading producer of beef and farm commodities, it had railroads, electricity, and all the infrastructure of an advanced country. Its population was largely European, from Spain, Italy, Britain, Germany, and France. Beautiful Buenos Aires was considered the Paris of South America.