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April 2003

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Features

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To Fly!

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Fabricating Art

mother bear with a tranquilizer dart shot from the helicopter

Bear Trouble

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Mr. Lincoln's Washington

The Dance Class (La Classe de Danse), 1873–1876, oil on canvas, by Edgar Degas
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Growing Up Maya Angelou

The famed writer discusses her childhood, her writing and the importance of family

Louisiana Purchase
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Departments

Phenomena & Curiosities

Bringing Up Baby

Indelible Images

Manhattan Bound

Points of Interest

Hewed From History

The Object at Hand

Power Balls

Presence of Mind

The Stuff of Genes

Editor's Note

Exotic Climes

From the Secretary

Particulars of Context

This Month in History

April Anniversaries

Books

Journal of the Plague Years

The Last Page

Playing by Ear