When Maria Belen Chapur admitted to being the the object of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's affections, she instantly became one of history's famous mistresses
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford probably should have thought twice before sending those steamy e-mails to his Argentine mistress. Has Miley Cyrus taught us nothing?
From tribute videos to puppet monkeys, the best Michael Jackson performances by people who are not, in fact, the King of Pop
Despite steep markdowns, these expensive homes from across the country just won't sell
Franklin D. Roosevelt led the U.S. through a depression and a world war. By the time he died, the nation was profoundly changed and we owe much of the change to him
From enlisting Van Halen for the guitar solo in "Beat It" to borrowing the now-famous refrain "Mama-se, mama-sa, mama-coo-sa" from a Cameroonian saxophonist, Michael Jackson's very best songs drew from influences far and wide
From the Jackson 5 to Thriller, from family drama to legal trouble, Michael Jackson has led one of the most tumultuous careers of any modern entertainer
The NBA Draft has long been known for its excessive hype, its unfulfilled promise, and the eye-crossing formalwear donned by basketball's future stars. TIME looks back at some of Draft Day's worst sartorial missteps
In honor of the 500th anniverary of King Henry VIII's coronation on June 24, 1509, TIME found 10 interesting tales about the famous monarch.
If the latest product recalls have got you feeling uneasy, here's a quick guide to some of the common household goods that are and are not regulated for safety
Dads may be sweet and uncomplaining, but they're also impossible to buy presents for. But if your dad has an iPhone, we've got you covered with our guide to the perfect apps for fathers of all ages. Some are even free. Not that you need to tell him that.
From the Berlin Wall to the Web, from Tiananmen Square to a moment in South Africa, from an oil spill to a banned book TIME's Summer Journey issue looks back on a year of both hope and despair that transformed our planet forever
The conflict in Iran is a complex struggle for power within Iran's ruling establishment, and a battle over the country's direction. Here's a who's who of the players that may determine Iran's future in the unfolding drama
As hundreds of thousands of protesters continue to march on Tehran, TIME examines some of the most bitterly disputed elections around the globe
Tasty? Yes. But would knowing the calorie counts in these items steer us away? Health advocates and now the Senate think so
What does the economic world look like when the recession ends? Grim and grimmer
Can Bethpage Black live up to Tiger vs. Rocco? Throughout its 113-year history, the U.S. Open has staged some of the most dramatic and colorful duels in golf. Here are TIME's ten best
This land is your land if you can afford it. From sea to shining sea, states are privatizing government assets from airports to prisons to toll roads to raise badly-needed cash
World leaders have mostly reacted to President Ahmadinejad's re-election with tight-lipped caution. Here's what some of them are likely to do now
Allegations of vote tampering and electoral fraud began in Iran even before voting had finished. What is the evidence that the poll may have been rigged?
Golf has plenty of courses on which the average player can test his or her skills. Many consider Bethpage State Park's Black Course to be the toughest. TIME takes a look at what makes the Long Island course, as well as 9 others, so difficult to master
The first step to containing health-care costs is to avoid getting sick. In a special report, we asked five experts to give their best advice for staying healthy at each stage of life
It's called MySpace, but it's not private
Three questions for Elizabeth Warren's panel
The economics that Irving Fisher espoused should not be discarded. But clearly, there are some issues with it
Life or death? How about, "Cheeseburger"? TIME takes a look at some recent calls to the 911 emergency hotline that were anything but.
Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo was charged by the Securities Exchange Commission Thursday with securities fraud and insider trading; if convicted, he'll just be the latest in a long line of industry titans turned crooks
An excerpt of tweets from some of the most popular twitterers
No matter who wins on Sunday night, the season boasted plenty of shows worth a trip to New York
Will Ferrell stars in Land of the Lost, in theaters June 5. TIME rounds up other Saturday Night Live alumni who have gone on to illustrious careers after leaving the acclaimed sketch-comedy show
In honor of the 65th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, TIME offers a list of the best archive photos, footage, firsthand accounts and timelines available online
These three money experts give their opinions on where you should put your money now
The biggest announcements from the largest video-game trade show in the world
Famously shy author J.D. Salinger has been thrust into the spotlight after filing a lawsuit to block the publication of an unauthorized sequel to his classic 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye
If you want good pay and nice benefits, think about becoming a mathematician, a police officer or even a computer specialist
Octomom may have inked a deal to bring her brood to the small screen, but her forthcoming reality show is hardly the worst the genre has to offer
Can you spell these winning words from previous years at the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee?
24/7 Wall St. evaluated sensible and potentially highly profitable ways Twitter's real-time, multi-platform presence is likely to be used to expand businesses both large and small
Pixar's Up hits theaters May 29, the latest project from the studio to arrive stocked with unusual vocal talent. TIME surveys Pixar's 10 feature films, and the peculiar voices that have helped these unforgettable stories take flight
Never fear Jay Leno isn't going anywhere. But as he leaves The Tonight Show to start in a new, earlier slot, here's a look back at 10 of the most memorable moments from his show.
In anticipation of the upcoming Supreme Court hearings, a few of those anesthetizing myths about the high court are now ready for debunking
The FDA classifies drugs and their effects on pregnancy into five categories. How useful are they?
As Manchester United and Barcelona square off Wednesday for the Champions League crown, TIME.com presents a YouTube selection of great goals from the tournament
A review of the long and troubled road of the company that was once the symbol of American economic dominance
In the month since the new H1N1 flu virus first emerged, public health officials have come a long way in profiling the disease. But several key questions remain, including, How afraid should we be?
Clark Rockefeller, the German national who pretended for years to be a member of the Rockefeller dynasty, is set to stand trial May 26. TIME dredges up ten of the most notorious imposters from the past
TIME's top critics survey this summer's not-to-be-missed arts events from Bruno to Lil Wayne, from Harry Potter to Thomas Pynchon
As the world's best players take on the fabled red clay of Roland Garros, TIME turns back the clock and recalls the best French Open matches of the past 30 years
Bankrobbers Bonnie and Clyde met their end 75 years ago May 23, ambushed by police officers outside Gibsland, Louisiana and shot to death. TIME takes a look at more of history's most notorious crime duos
The Terminator wasn't lying when he promised, "I'll be back." The third sequel, Terminator: Salvation, opens in theaters May 21 and gives TIME the perfect excuse to deliver the Top 10 movie catchphrases of all time