Adam Piore

Where The Power Lies

In the era before Sept. 11, people could say with a straight face that businessmen like Bill Gates were more important than presidents. Not now. George W.

Beautiful But Deadly

In ancient times, to eat an olive was to touch the gods. The Greeks believed it was Athena, goddess of wisdom and war, who gave mankind the divine fruit. They used it to anoint their bodies.

An Urban Revival

It used to be that Nicolas Bielma could hardly give away a tortilla. When he opened his store in Hunts Point in the early 1990s, the South Bronx was a burned-out wasteland.

A Nuke Train Gets Ready To Roll

The "no nukes" buttons dated from the 1970s and the audience consisted of curious locals, including a 9-year-old boy and his puppy. But when Kevin Kamps brought the anti-nuke campaign to tiny Moberly, Mo., last week, he loudly sounded the alarm.

Hip-Hop About Pol Pot

Prach Ly seems an unlikely voice for Cambodia's lost generation. The skinny 22-year-old spends his days hawking karaoke videos to middle-aged Cambodian women out of a closet-size shop on a gritty street in Long Beach, California.

Bottom Feeder

Hong Kong supertycoon Li Ka-Shing has made many daring moves in a fabled career. Last week he did it again, reaching into the rubble of a decimated dot-com landscape and plucking out a $110 million stake in Priceline, the online sales giant.

The Other Aids Crisis

AIDS is not new to India. For many years the disease was confined mostly to drug users and prostitutes, which made it easier for the rest of the country to pretend it didn't exist.

Target: Quebec

The old city of Quebec is preparing for a siege. A 10-foot-high chain-link fence now encircles more than four kilometers of quaint cobblestone streets and stone ramparts that haven't seen action since redcoats stormed the city in the 18th century.

Foot-And-Mouth Wars

Peter Mason may have the strangest commute in America. Every morning, the balding scientist with the salt-and-pepper ponytail boards a ferry for a 45-minute ride across the Long Island Sound.

Raising A Lemon

It was out of embarrassment that Hyundai decided to launch "Operation Dave or Bust." The year was 1998 and the South Korean carmaker was in big trouble. Its U.S. sales had fallen 65 percent from their peak 10 years earlier, and Hyundais had become a favorite target of America's popular late-night TV comedians.

Who Gets The Gold?

The International Olympic Committee's 1990 vote was a Greek tragedy. That year, Athens was certain that it would win the right to host the 1996 Summer Games.

Love Them, Hate Them

It was as if long-lost English cousins had come to town. Last week executives from the richest, most successful sports team in the United Kingdom arrived in Manhattan.

Hard Man In A Hot Seat

Robert Zoellick was never one to mince words. After wild protests broke up the World Trade Organization talks in Seattle, he accused President Clinton of pandering to the protesters.

Breakthroughs On War Crimes

The Record Is Not Perfect. There Is No Question That We Have Learned Many Lessons About The Need To React Far More Quickly. --David Scheffer

Breaking Down Barriers

If any other group of kids had won the Rockport-Fulton youth soccer championship in Texas, the parents of their opponents would surely have applauded. But most of the members of Dat Nguyen's team were the children of Vietnamese refugees.

Fighting For Justice?

To his neighbors in suburban Virginia, Sokum So is a mild-mannered jewelry-store owner and devoted member of the local church. But he has another passion: anti-communist political warfare.

Victory For Whom?

Charline Lockard felt as if she were fighting for survival from the moment she stepped off the plane. Exiting Port-au-Prince's international airport in August 1999, she pushed past crowds of men demanding money.

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