Pg… 36 LIFE SPECIAL: Extreme Olympics… Prepping for the Winter Games with some of the USA's Best Hopes for Gold in Nagano, photography by Joe McNally
Pg… 48 FACE TO FACE: Chuck Close… Years after a paralyzing spinal injury nearly ended his career, a master portrait artist still has the touch – and shows us how it's done. Photography by Timothy Greenfield–Sanders.
Pg… 56 DISCOVERY: Sleepless in America… With 70 million of us losing sleep, were turning into a nation of zombies. One writers, droopy–eyed report. By Robert Sullivan, photography, by Joe McNally.
Pg… 68 JOURNEY: The Thread of Life… The care a Buddhist monastery gives the dying offers a model of compassion and grace. Photography by James Nechtwey
Pg… 78 THE WAY WE LIVE: Dream House '98… Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen's take on modern living, complete with lofty ceilings, a wall of glass and(yes!) Lots of storage space, photography by Wayne Sorce
Pg… 25 IMAGES: The Long Arm of the Law, Orphan Reunion, Crooner Harry Connick Jr. marks time, Legends on the ice, Picassos muse, Pregnant Pauses
Pg… 12 THE BIG PICTURE: The modern Cheddar Man's well–aged relative; a new lease on life for a once–endangered species
Pg… 104 CAMERA AT WORK: photographer Jeff Rotman creeps with the fishes.
Pg… 108 JUST ONE MORE. : COVER: Computer–enhanced photograph by Joel McNally