TIME takes a look back at a Mexican holiday with an anti-imperialist message that's nonetheless become a reason for Americans to overdose on beer and tequila every spring.
Amid all the scrutiny of Barack Obama's first 100 days in office and comparisons to his predecessors we asked a palm-reading expert to assess the palms of several Presidents (and guess which hand belonged to which man)
By Deirdre van Dyk
General Motors announced on April 27 that it plans to shut down Pontiac by 2010. TIME takes a look back at the brand that brought us the "muscle car."
The swine flu outbreak in Mexico has killed at least 150 people and spread to nations as far away as New Zealand and Spain.
TIME photographer Callie Shell documents the President's historic start on the job
The militants secure their hold over a strategic region 70 miles from the Pakistani capital
The battle to control the flow of drugs from Mexico through Texas escalates into an unofficial war between the cops and the cartels
Archaeologists believe they have found the tombs of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, perhaps providing a hint of what the legendary queen looked like. A gallery of how artists have portrayed her through the millennia
For 39 years, activists have gone to great lengths to draw attention to the planet's environmental needs
Photographs from a public display of items related to the tragic 1999 school shooting.
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The rapid rise of a tween idol
In her book, Animal Investigators, author Laurel Neme explores how wildlife forensic scientists are solving crimes and saving endangered species.
Bucking an economic trend, Patrick Yarns remains profitable by spinning a wide range of products for a diverse group of customers
Photographs for TIME by Vincent J. Musi / Aurora
As consumers seek relief from the recession, auctions for food and other necessities gain in popularity. Photographer Matt Rourke checks out the bidding at a sale in Dallas, Pennsylvania
Photographer Benedicte Kurzen explores the state of the nation from the wealthy malls of Johannesburg to the mud huts of the Eastern Cape as South Africa approaches a critical national election
A spectacular volume of photographs by Kristen Ashburn traces the lives of eight orphans featured in a Madonna-produced documentary about a nation caught in the web of the global AIDS crisis
French and US forces stage two dramatic hostage rescues
The Obamas select a Portuguese water dog to join them in the White House, continuing a long tradition of Presidential first dogs
Winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2009
Over 100 were injured and at least people 2 killed in violence that erupted on the streets of Bangkok on April 13 between demonstrators and the Thai army dispatched to bring order to the capital
The teen sensation adds to her already ginormous media empire with the release of Hannah Montana: The Movie
A new show at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts charts the competition among the three giants of 16th-century Venetian art
Photographer Adam Ferguson embeds with the First Infantry as they battle insurgents in the "Valley of Death"
On Tax Day, demonstrators across America evoked the famed 1773 Boston incident to protest the President's fiscal policies
Fourteen majors and counting: a gallery of triumph and celebration
TIME photographer Callie Shell follows the President on his first visit to the war-torn nation as Commander in Chief
A powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Monday morning, causing the collapse of many buildings, leaving thousands homeless and many dead.
From Hong Kong to Hollwyood, action comedy star and director Jackie Chan has revolutionized martial arts in the movies
Photographer Nicolas Silberfaden attends the annual conference of world UFOlogists
The President makes a surprise stop in Iraq after visiting five other countries
TIME photographer Callie Shell gets a glimpse behind the protocol curtain as the President visits Turkey
A survey of the life of the al-Qaeda founder, whose death was confirmed on May 1, 2011
At least 14 people are killed at an immigration services center in upstate New York
The First Lady proves she knows how to get a lot of mileage out of a few chic pieces on her first official visit to London
TIME takes a look at the five acts being honored
After 72 years, CBS cancels the longest running broadcast program in TV and radio history
The week from Palm Sunday to Easter, Semana Santa Holy Week is Catholicism's most sacred period. In Spain and Mexico, it's an affair both joyous and sad, colorful and austere
Many of the planet's most endangered animals are also its remarkable. Here are a few of nature's superstars from Asia, the Americas, the Pacific and elsewhere that may soon be no more
PlaNYC will make the US' largest metropolis more eco-friendly. TIME photographer Sean Hemmerle documents the amazing efforts behind New York's plan.
Now that ER has healed its final patient and CBS is set to extinguish Guiding Light, TIME takes a look back at some of TV's longest-lasting shows.
Anticapitalist and climate-change activists converged before the Bank of England in London to demand action on poverty and climate change as world leaders arrive ahead of the G-20 summit.
Photographer Matt Slaby explores America's fascination with firearms
Armed gunmen attacked a police academy early Monday in Lahore, killing 13 and taking dozens of police hostage in another brazen example of militant violence in Pakistan
One family (with its tragedies and its feuds) has been at the center of modern India since independence in 1947
It's time to pay tribute to all things tribal, with layers of prints, stacks of bangles and scarves galore
Photographs for TIME BY Chad Pitman; Styled by Katie Mossman
Four days after a dirt dam broke down in a crowded Jakarta suburb on March 27, killing at least 98, hundreds of residents and police scoured the neighborhood to look for the more than 100 people still missing
It's 120 years since the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. We look back on the construction of one of the world's most recognizable monuments.
The Starkey Foundation brings a simple miracle to the developing world
Photographs by Andy Richter / NEED Magazine
As fears of a meltdown at the earthquake and tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant persist, TIME takes a look at some of the more frightening nuclear mishaps of the past
Life at Washington DC's SEED School is rigorous and challenging, but the kids get into college
Photographs for TIME by David Burnett / Contact