PERSON OF THE WEEK His predecessor left office as one of the most beloved mayors in New York City's history (and TIME's Person of the Year). New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a tough act to follow--and he is ruffling feathers right off the mark with an inaugural address calling for deep cuts in city government. For his immediate impact in taking over what is one of the toughest jobs in American politics, Bloomberg is our Person of the Week. See this week's pick, along with past winners, at time.com/pow
GUIDE TO THE NFL PLAY-OFFS The NFL's real season begins next week with four first-round play-off games. TIME.com's Paul Katcher previews the games, tells you who could have a big performance and attempts to answer that hearty winter football perennial: "So, who do you like this year?" At time.com/nflplayoffs2002
EYE ON APPLE See a companion to this week's story, with a video of the iMacs in action, links to Apple enthusiast sites on the Web and a time line of Apple's hits--and misses--at time.com/apple
AMERICAN PI The beauty of mathematics, says Harvard- and Oxford-trained mathematician Jonathan David Farley, can never be fully captured on film. Farley weighs in on A Beautiful Mind, math and the movies at time.com/sampler
TIME STORIES AND THE WEB Our guide to sites that supplement stories from this week's issue of TIME. We show you the best maps detailing India and Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir. Plus what fans think are the greatest moments in NFL play-off history and Meeting Carson, a tribute site in which one obsessed fan recounts her run-ins with Carson Daly on three occasions. At time.com/webguide
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JOSH QUITTNER, a longtime observer of Steve Jobs and Apple, found himself once again in the glow of the infamous Jobs "reality distortion field" while reporting this week's cover story. Quittner's take: So what if you don't have a Mac? Pay attention to this new iMac, the heart of Apple's "digital hub" idea, because what Steve Jobs does is often the shape of things to come. Talk with Josh about the new iMac and the future of Apple on Thursday at 8 p.m. E.T.
Senior foreign correspondent JOHANNA MCGEARY followed the dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir well before the two countries became capable of attacking each other with nuclear weapons. This week she looks at the two very different leaders in the conflict, Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf and India's Atal Behari Vajpayee. Talk with her on Wednesday at 8 p.m. E.T.
Senior writer FRANK GIBNEY got an exclusive look at General Motors' new car line from its popular vice chairman Bob Lutz. One of the brains behind Chrysler's revival in the 1990s, Lutz has been brought in to deliver the hit parade of new products that his bosses hope will revive the world's largest car company. Talk with Frank on Monday at 8 p.m. E.T.