September 1997

Volume 48
Issue 5

Features 

THE VIDEO GAME turns twenty-five this year, and it has packed a whole lot of history into a mere quarter-century

At the height of the American avant-garde movement, Fairfield Porter’s realistic paintings defied the orthodoxy of Abstract Expressionism— and risked rejection by the art world. But today his true stature is becoming apparent: He may just be the best we have.

…and grow, and grow, from almost no employees to three million. Don’t blame the welfare state, or the military; the truth is much more interesting.

September 1997

Departments 

History Happened Here

In the News

Letter from the Editor

My Brush with History

The Business of America

The Time Machine