A lifestyle magazine for Costco members
5 Front End
By Ginnie Roeglin and
David W. Fuller
Letters from our readers
9 Fresh Views
Brain food for
11 Consumer Connection
By David Horowitz
13 Tech Connection
By Marc Saltzman
Should there be a national
31 Arts & Entertainment
FOR TWODECADES, Dilbert, thebespectacled engineer with the
upturned tie and no mouth, and hisentourageofofficemisfits
68 Member Connection
have kept us laughing and cringing about life on the corporate
Odds and ends from
cubicle farm. How has Scott Adams kept his creation current, and
where will Dilbert go from here? BY TIM TALEVICH
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F E A T U R E S 41 The lady sails
19 Financial freeze frame A transatlantic voyage on Cunard’s For Warren Buffett’s biography, The Queen Mary 2 is like taking a trip
57 Host with the most
Snowball, writer Alice Schroeder was through a more refined era.
allowed unprecedented access to BY ERIC TAUB
the billionaire’s very private life. BY CHRIS PENTTILA 43 One for all and all-in-one All-inclusive vacations are one way (and
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lets you put your business
on the Internet.
BY TIM TALEVICH
25 Bearly human a fun way) to keep travel costs down.
Teddy Ruxpin, the robotic bear and BY T. FOSTER JONES
arguably the most popular toy in the
universe, makes a triumphant return.
BY J. RENTILLY
27 Night shines
59 Costco service: Credit-card processing
Focus groups home in on
what works with Elavon/
Costco’s merchant credit-card processing service.
BY T. FOSTER JONES
Director M. Night Shyamalan talks
about the arc that has brought him
from The Sixth Sense to his latest
film, The Happening. SPECIA L SECTION:
BY WILL FIFIELD VIDEO GAMES
29 Book Pick: The Brass Verdict 33 Video games
60 Buying Smart:
Small batches of high-quality artisan cheeses
are coming from local U.S.
farms to Costco members.
BY PAT VOLCHOK
With 20 bestselling books, Michael get musical
Connelly continues to please his
fans with inventive, character- 35 Hot games
driven crime fiction. of the year
BY STEVE FISHER
62 What’s New
66 Special Events
67 Costco Services Update
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