Cyber-birding gets an upgrade
A little strategy goes a long way when traveling with kids, so if you want to prevent a holiday in hell, check out these 24 essential vacation tips for parents
Maybe the only thing more popular online than a video of a kitten is a video of a kitten with a buddy. Or instead of just a monkey, a monkey riding a pig. TIME takes a look at some of its favorite ani-pals
Passover, the Jewish holiday commemorating the story of the ancient Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt, begins April 19. TIME takes a look at some things you may not know about Passover
With the release of the fourth Scream film comes a fresh cast of hopeful horror survivors. TIME brings you the rules to follow if you want to make it out alive
Just in time for the release of Scream 4, TIME turned the table on the horror industry, asking those who scare us for a living what frightens them the most
TIME examines the high and low points of space exploration in the years before and since Yuri Gagarin went into orbit
The trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the main Nazi architects of the Holocaust, started 50 years ago today. TIME looks back on other momentous trials.
From American Idol mania to The Real World's first spat, TIME looks at the best, the worst, and the most tasteless episodes of the genre that's been a national obsession for nearly 30 years
Cast your votes for the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that you think are the most influential people in the world. The winner will be included in the TIME 100. Voting closes on April 14.
Russell Brand stars in a remake of Arthur, the 1981 movie about a bumbling, lovable drunk. He is just one in a long line of film alcoholics. TIME takes a look back at some of the sloppiest
TIME picks the 140 Twitter users who are shaping the conversation. Take a look and vote on whether you think these top tweeters should be on our list
TIME takes a look at how Kate Middleton and Prince William are creating a wedding they can truly call their own
Here are ten tax moves you should avoid and what happens if the IRS thinks you've crossed the line
On Sunday, artist Ai Weiwei best known for helping design the "Bird's Nest" Olympic stadium in Beijing was detained by China as part of a crackdown on political dissent. TIME takes a look at other prominent artists that have challenged authority
Why job creation may be at a crucial turning point in the United States and which employers are hiring again
AMC's new crime drama The Killing, which is adapted from a wildly popular Danish murder-mystery series, debuts this weekend. TIME takes a look at other top television whodunits
With No. 11 VCU making a remarkable run through this year's NCAA tourney, TIME takes a look back at some of the most shocking Final Four squads
Recently, Lindsay Lohan's mother said her daughter was planning to drop her last name and go simply by "Lindsay." While we're not sure whether that alteration will actually legally go through, TIME looks at other name changes that made us go "huh"
Next week, the girls from Sweet Valley High will return in a sequel about what Jessica and Elizabeth are up to a decade later. TIME takes a look at the young-adult series we cherished in our youth and would happily reread now
After Japan suffers a massive, deadly earthquake and tsunami, the country grapples with a growing humanitarian disaster and the potential for a nuclear meltdown
Our best shots for tackling our worst problems, from war and disease to unemployment and deficits
The 25th annual SXSW music festival recently drew to a close. From the critically acclaimed to the as-of-yet-unsigned, 2,000 bands converged on Austin, Tex. for five days of nonstop tunes. TIME was there to pick a few acts poised to break out
William Shatner actor, comedian, pitchman, recording artist and author turns 80 today. From Captain Kirk to an interpretive performance of "Common People," Shatner has had an accomplished and eccentric life
Video has surfaced of a dog who refused to leave behind an injured hound amid the devastation in Japan. Animals often show bravery in extraordinary circumstances. TIME looks at some of history's most courageous animals
Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton sparked a souvenir bonanza that only grows more intense as the April 29 nuptial approaches. TIME takes a look at some of the most colorful merchandise commemorating the royal wedding
It's been only a few days since Rebecca Black's epically bad song "Friday" went viral and we can't stop making fun, fun, fun, fun of it. TIME looks at other tunes with ridiculous verses
The gala leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of fans of many bands whose idols haven't yet made the cut.
From Paul Krugman to Freakonomics to the Consumerist, a list of the most influential (and useful) finance blogs in the blogosphere
As any serious music fan knows, it's the songs that make good films great. Just in time for the Oscars, TIME runs down the best movie sound tracks ever
Finding new ways to treat pain
With an NFL lockout looking more and more likely, TIME takes a look at strikes, lockouts and other work stoppages in sporting history
As the reviews of James Franco and Anne Hathaway's turn as Oscar hosts stream in, TIME takes a look at some of the more dubious hosting jobs in awards-show history
Would you water your garden with what goes down your shower drain or out your washing machine? In Tucson, Arizona, more and more residents are saying yes
TIME's Feifei Sun and Claire Suddath pick the most unforgettable dresses ever to appear at the Academy Awards
We all know Colin Firth is going to walk away a winner, but what about Geoffrey Rush, Annette Bening or teenager Hailee Steinfeld? Richard Corliss has your foolproof pool picks
The Criterion Collection recently announced that it would move its films from Netflix to its competitor, Hulu. In addition to having rights to cinema's most beloved movies, Criterion is also known for its beautifully designed DVD cases
TIME reporter Allie Townsend picks the 100 most influential toys from 1923 to the present
From teeny, video-equipped racecars to a paintbrush that makes music, TIME picks what's new and what's smart in 21st century playtime.
A tongue-in-cheek online campaign to get a statue of RoboCop erected in Detroit has turned into a city-wide debate. TIME takes a look at other cities that could use a new pop culture statue
Larry the tabby has been appointed the official cat of 10 Downing Street, British Prime Minister David Cameron's residence. TIME takes a look at other politically powerful pets
An IBM supercomputer took on Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in an epic battle of humans vs. artificial intelligence on Monday. TIME takes a look at other competitions that tested humans' abilities against machines
From Gaga to Streisand, TIME's Claire Suddath reviews all the performances of the 2011 Grammy Awards
Valentine's Day is for lovers. It's also for people with broken, bitter hearts who hate all those lovers. Whichever camp you fall into on February 14, TIME.com has a list for you
With the GOP's presidential primary fight fast approaching, TIME takes a look at the prospective contenders to take on Barack Obama
They may lose an arm or a spouse, become a billionaire or a vigilante, but the actors we celebrate here are sorcerers who, by pouring self into story, created indelible characters worth admiring or reviling and always worth treasuring
Today is Valentine's Day. What would the holiday be without sloppy smooches? TIME takes a look at some of the best pecks in history
The animated 3D movie Gnomeo & Juliet, which follows the adventures of two garden gnomes, opens this weekend. TIME takes a look at other pop culture little folk.
For almost two weeks, Cairo's Tahrir Square has been flooded with Egyptians demanding an end to Hosni Mubarak's government. TIME takes a look at plazas and public squares in other cities that also played host to tremendous scenes of political upheaval
NASA's new 360-degree image of the sun is a stunning look at the star that gives us all life. But for centuries, we had wild beliefs about the sun and how it got there. TIME takes a look at some of the most fascinating myths.