In This Issue

updated 08/06/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/06/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 70
Following a string of forgettable post-Dirty Dancing roles, Patrick Swayze proves that there's sex after life in the summer's most surprising hit, Ghost

Up Front 34-46

Forty-five years later, some Americans who survived the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki look back on the superweapon that altered their lives

Protesters fight back as the itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, barely-even-there bikini known as the thong is banned on some Florida beaches

President Bush chooses David Souter, a little-known federal judge from New Hampshire, as his first Supreme Court nominee

EARTH 50
With his undercover film exposing the horror of purseseine fishing, Sam LaBudde pressures the American tuna industry to become dolphin-safe

SONG 59
M.C. Hammer dons specs and a suit to take his kinder, gentler rap to the top of the charts

CONTROVERSY 62
When Denise Wells hadda go, she hadda go, but her trip to the men's room may end up in court

INVENTORS 67
After wiping the floor with Ford in a patent case, Robert Kearns goes for a clean sweep, seeking big damages

JOCKS 77
Cyclist Greg LeMond conquers all Gaul, winning a third Tour de France

TROUBLE 81
Bewitched, Botha'd and bewildered, antiapartheid leader Allan Boesak endangers his marriage and resigns from his ministry

LOOKOUT 84
The newest star in Paris's fashion firmament is U.S. teenager Kimora Perkins

TO THE TOP 89
After 50 climbs in 101 days, mountaineer Adrian Crane leaves no state unconquered

STAGE 93
Karen Finley and three other performance artists keep on keepin' on after losing their NEA funding

TUBE 100
Plugging Vitameatavegamin and singing "Babalu," hundreds of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz impersonators audition for a TV bio of the beloved sitcom couple

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
THE INSIDER 33
STAR TRACKS 56
PASSAGES 99
CHATTER 102

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