TIME takes you on a world tour to introduce you to the most compelling athletes you'll be seeing in the Beijing Games
Here's a sample of packaged foods parents may be better off avoiding, plus our next-best suggestions for what to buy instead
The new apps are in the stores. Many are useless; others are buggy. Here are some that make the whole thing worthwhile
At the 54th Annual Fancy Food show in New York City, TIME scoured the immense exhibition space and found the 12 most notable gustatory innovations
The Reverend Jesse Jackson might be the latest public figure to forget about his mic, but he's certainly not the first. Here, TIME presents the top 10 most memorable microphone gaffes
From the NBA to the Olympics, TIME.com lists the most notable for good and ill owners, commissioners and movers and shakers in sports
Gourmet recipes don't always have to be expensive. Joel Stein looks into recipes and the chefs who give the ins and outs of make-'em-yourself extravaganzas
China wants clean technology; Japan, an old rival, has it to sell. Why necessity is trumping animosity in the global-warming fight
Pricey gas brings economic pain. But beyond the agony at the pump, life is getting a little better in ways we may not notice
The presidential race has received most of the headlines. But this fall will also see a crucial battle for Congress. Here are 15 contests that could make the difference
Sports and games are hurdling borders as never before, in the process breeding fresh champions, creating new wealth, and changing forever the lives of individuals and the destiny of nations
Some are useful, others enjoyable time wasters. All together they're TIME.com's picks for the best the Web has to offer
As John McCain and Barack Obama focus on choosing a running mate, TIME looks at some of each party's top contenders and dark horses
TIME takes a look at the UEFA Euro 2008 Championships taking place in Austria and Switzerland
As the roster of the world's monarchs dwindles, here's a look at where some former royals are spending their time
From the newest tunes (Coldplay and Missy Elliott) to the latest art exhibits (Moore in America), the freshest TV shows (Swingtown) to the hottest movies (The Dark Knight), a survey of the artistic offerings to come in the summer of '08
TIME.com celebrates the centenary of Ian Fleming with features on the British writer and his most famous creation, James Bond
One gave the crowd what it wanted. The other looked like he was throwing the contest. James Poniewozik on the final duel
While Lebanon is inflamed once more by old hatreds, elsewhere in the Middle East a new Arab world is emerging, with powerhouses like Qatar and Dubai leading the way
The last three contestants get three tunes each to show their stuff as the contest heats up
On the 60th anniversary of its founding, TIME asks 12 thinkers and statesmen to speculate on what 60 more years will bring
Our fifth annual list of the world's most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more
French luggage maker Goyard caters to a faithful clientele, philanthropic parents are encouraging their children to follow their example, and it costs more than a house, roars like a jet engine and drives faster than anything on the road today
The destination may not have changed since Apollo 11, but space-racing technology certainly has
One of the remaining four contestants flubs their lyrics during an evening of songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
You probably already know being thrifty with the air-conditioning and getting a tuneup before a road trip improves your mileage. Here are other smart ways to scrimp
TIME explores the most exotic, beautiful and interesting getaways
Paula Abdul gets confused after Idol changes the format and makes the judges give their verdict at the end of each round
On the 15th anniversary of the Branch Davidian conflagration in Waco, Texas, a look back at the murderous and suicidal groups that stunned the world
Our annual guide to the finest in Asia. And other delights for Mind, Body and Soul
The six finalists take on Andrew Lloyd Webber, and James Poniewozik tries to pick which one will be Superstar
So far the U.S. has largely sat out the war against climate change but that can change. We have a plan
He seemed fed up with Clinton's fight during their faceoff in Pennsylvania, but she did nothing to dislodge him from his frontrunner status
It's Mariah Carey week. With advice from the diva songstress herself, do the contestants manage to impress the judges?
Tiger Woods is favored to win this year's Green Jacket. But will someone join the list of all-time great collapses?
Tonight's theme brings a selection of "inspirational" songsbut what exactly does that mean to the contestants?
From millions of blogs about nothing, we've selected the 25 best about somethingfrom politics to sports to sex. And, yes, we've got a few about nothing, too
On the 40th anniversary of his assassination, TIME talks with the four surviving aides who were with him that fateful day
Vote for the leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and thinkers who you feel should be on our list of the world's most influential
Idol contestants duke it out singing Dolly Parton's hits. Which of the remaining nine put a convincing spin on the country diva's famous tunes?
Great design is no longer reserved solely for museum-worthy products, as designers turn their attention to everything from books to artisanal food, from lighting to transportation
Contestants sing songs that were hits the year they were born. It's another night in the 1980s, with a '70s and a '90s baby thrown in the mix. Will the group's third stab at the decade be the charm?
As March Madness begins, we rank the most memorable games in which top-ranked teams were knocked off early
This evening brings back more selections from the Beatles. With a second chance, do the contestants make better song choices this week?
More than money, more than politics, ideas are the secret power that this planet runs on. Here are a few you need to know about
The competition is on with the opening of the Lennon/McCartney songbook. Which contestant takes the risks with these classic songs?
On the magazine's 85th anniversary, here's a look back at the most memorable, and not so memorable, covers. Vote for your favorites
Lurid revelations like those about Eliot Spitzer aren't new. But the ways they are uncovered have become more sophisticated
American Idol returns to its primordial decade -- the '80s -- and celebrates with strong female performances
It's 80s night, which means -- yikes -- Wham!, as well as a surprisingly good Lionel Richie cover. So who survives?