Barbara Kantrowitz

America's 25 Hot Schools

Competition's intense and there are scores of colleges. Large, small, public, private, urban, rural—what's best for you? Here are our top picks for the places that everyone's talking about for 2005.

Past Newsweek Coverage

He was the most eligible bachelor in the world, the future King of England. She was, quite literally, the girl next door, a 20-year-old who had grown up on an estate in the shadow of the royal family's Sandringham retreat.

The Principal Principle

Many things go into making a high school great, but a strong, effective principal is always at the top of the list. As part of our survey of America's Best High Schools, we take a look at the many roles a head must play.

Fighting Cancer: What Elizabeth Edwards Can Expect

Last fall, Elizabeth Edwards was the guest speaker at a Boston conference sponsored by NEWSWEEK and Harvard Medical School. She was in the midst of a tour promoting her recently published book, "Saving Graces." Although Edwards spoke in detail about the greatest trials in her life, especially the death of her 16-year-old son in a car accident and her struggle with breast cancer, she conveyed an inspiring optimism about her future.

Secrets, Lies and Love

A few years ago, just as her father was about to disappear into the fog of dementia, journalist Lucinda Franks stumbled upon a small box in a corner of his dilapidated apartment.

Don'T Forget The Artificial Tears

When our book, "Is it hot in here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause" ( Workman ), was released a few weeks ago, "The Today Show" invited us on to talk about the topic and put together a "menopause survival kit." After the show ran, we got lots of e-mails asking for a list of the contents.

The Royal Romance

A photogenic young woman is thronged by paparazzi. Tabloids scream of an imminent proposal by the heir to the throne. Reporters pore over her ancestry. In 1981, the prey was a shy 19-year-old named Lady Diana Spencer, a nursery-school teacher from an aristocratic family whose royal romance ended in a scandalous divorce.