A murderous fire in a North Carolina poultry plant underscores the dangers of America's workplaces
American Icons (Grapevine)
Foreign Policy: We'll Get Back to You (American Notes)
We'll Get Back to You
Boris and Natasha: Call Home (Grapevine)
Nothing to Cheer About
A murder went unsolved for 45 years -- but with the mystery cleared up, the time for punishment had passed
Fingering a Master Spy
James Madison: Call Your Agent (Grapevine)
O.K., O.K., I Accept (Grapevine)
The other side of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas' inspiring climb out of poverty was the price he paid for success
Kathy's Home Remedy
Vox Pop: Sep. 16, 1991 (Grapevine)
You Sure He's 1,000% Behind Me? (Grapevine)
Raisa Gorbachev describes her fears during the coup -- and discloses new details about her personal life
After the coup attempt, Soviet military forces have a mission to help build democracy and stability
A Noose for Najibullah?
In a town in the Red Belt of Paris, the party tends the grass roots and maintains its popular appeal
From Heroes To Infamy
When the Center Does Not Hold
Land Grab in Yugoslavia
No More Mr. Nice Goh?
A Recipe for Disaster?
The revolution spreads from Moscow to the Urals, but can democrats consolidate their power in the provinces?
In concert with republic leaders, Gorbachev erects a shaky new central structure and emerges as the Great Coordinator
A Mission Close to Home (Space)
Despite complaints about a $30 billion price tag, NASA launches a vital program to take the planet's pulse
In Search of the Great White Bear (Nature)
A handful of hearty U.S. government researchers brave dangerous Alaskan ice and cold to track and protect elusive arctic polar bears
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Why Do Blacks Die Young? (Health)
The gap in life expectancy between the races in America remains wide. The search for the causes runs from poverty and prejudice to life-style.
Closely held ancient documents are revealed through modern software
For some athletes, getting mad is a way to do better than get even
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Time Magazine Contents Page (Contents)
Vol. 138 No. 11 SEPTEMBER 16, 1991
Vol. 138 No. 11 SEPTEMBER 16, 1991
On Second Thought . . .
Doing well by doing good, merchandisers join forces with environmentalists
Hitting Below Orion's Belt
Breaking the Bank
It Can't Top a Honus Wagner
Congress opens its probe by thrashing regulators and promising new rules
Those blockbuster buyouts of the giddy '80s may be history, but investment bankers are rebuilding business on safer ground
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .
Lamar Alexander: Tough Choice (Cover Stories)
Lamar Alexander claims to have a cure for the sorry U.S. public-school system. Right or wrong, something must be done.
The Education Secretary is putting his political skills -- and his ambitions -- on the line to sell Choice to Capitol Hill
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
After War, a Witch Hunt (Cinema)
URANUS Directed by Claude Berri Screenplay by Claude Berri and Arlette Langmann
Amo, Amas, Amis (Books)
Democrats As Cannibals (Books)
Two merciless new books explore why the party of the working class does not seem to work anymore
Stone On Stone (Books)
The Most Snappy Fella (Show Business)
Broadway and the opera rediscover the deft lyrics, soaring tunes and raffish nogoodniks of the late Frank Loesser
Social philosopher MYRIAM MIEDZIAN argues that boys are being raised in a culture that discourages nurturing and leads many of them to denigrate and beat women