November 1999

Volume 50
Issue 7


Americans have been launching time capsules into the future for over a century now, and today we’re creating more than ever. Why is it that so few reach their destination? And that so many merely bore their recipients?

It began in the Paris underground of World War II and evolved over thirty years into a phenomenon that so overturned cultural norms that it could not survive

One of America’s greatest documentary filmmakers takes on America’s greatest city: Ric Burns discusses his new PBS series, New York

November 1999


History Happened Here

In the News

Letter From the Editor

My Brush With History

Summing Up

The Business of America

The Time Machine