Pg… 4 Editor's Note: In Search of Those Not Eager to Be Found
Pg… 9 The View from Here: Tomorrow's Long, Hot Summer's by Loudon Wainwright
Pg… 22 Letters.
Pg… 11 Camera at Work: Photographer Gregory Heisler Makes Lifelike Dolls Look Even More Alive.
Pg… 25 Special Report: Plague Watch, a Sudden Upsurge in of an Ancient Disease Alarms the Southwest by John Neary.
Pg… 32 Marines on Two Fronts: U.S. Fighting Men in Beirut in Grenada.
Pg… 45 Senator No: In North Carolina, Ultraconservative Senator Jesse Helms Faces a Tough Opponent: Governor James Hunt.
Pg… 54 Here Comes China: After 30 Years on the Sidelines, Chinese Athletes Get Set for the '84 Olympics
Pg… 62 An Angry Army Vs. Wasteful Weapons: Two Generals Oversee a Massive Cost–Cutting Campaign.
Pg… 70 Life Visits Prince Karim Aga Khan
Pg… 84 A Classic Duel with Rustlers: To Patrol Their Grazing Land, Wyoming Cattlemen Hire a Gunslinger
Pg… 91 Cleaning out the Attic: It Has Taken the Smithsonian Five Years to Inventory Its Collection of False Teeth, Rocket Boosters and 100 Million or so Other Items.
Pg… 102 Babies Having Babies: A Texas Adoption Agency Helps Young Unwed Mothers Find New Lives.
Pg… 116 Cover Story: Barbara, With Her New Film, Yentl, Streisand Puts Her Career on the Line by Anne Fadiman
Pg… 140 The Hermits: Living in Remote Areas of the U.S., Six Rugged Individualist Opt to Go It Alone
Pg… 153 Fanfare for a Trumpeter: New Orleans Father's Jazz Virtuoso Wynton Maralis Nine
Pg… 162 Prayers in Exile: A Russian Monastery, Gold Dome and All, Abides in Upstate New York.
Pg… 173 LIFE around the World: Tragedy in the Air over France… a Glimpse of a Lordly Domain… the Second Time around.
Pg… 180 Just One More. : Cover Photograph by Greg Gorman