A Rough Start for the Wiki Novel

A million monkeys in a million years might be able to type out Shakespeare's canon, but can a few thousand literary wannabes pull together a serviceable novel?

Very Wide Release

The future promises to bring movies to the masses in myriad new ways, but only one company has set out to control them all. The brainchild of dot-com billionaires Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner, 2929 Entertainment has a new murder mystery from Steven Soderbergh, "Bubble," creating a buzz at this month's Toronto Film Festival.

The Fight for Freedom

On April 24, 1954, Nairobi residents woke up in the middle of a military purge. They had been living under a government-declared state of emergency for a year and a half, thanks to lethal ambushes by Mau Mau terrorists intent on reclaiming their land from British settlers.

AN UNLIKELY CHAMPION

WHY THE ANTICORPORATE ADVOCATES OF FREE SOFTWARE HAVE COME TO EMBRACE ONE OF THE INDUSTRY'S BIGGEST PLAYERS

A Bucket Solution

The World Health Organization calls it "the largest mass poisoning of a population in history." In the 1980s, Bangladesh drilled wells so its citizens wouldn't have to drink water polluted with sewage from the Ganges.

Sports: Out Of Bounds?

When word got out last week that Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden had decided to make the Seminoles' motto "Let's Roll," Florida sports columnists cried foul. "I sure wouldn't have done it if I didn't think it was in good taste," says Bowden.

Sampling The Shorts

It was two weeks before the Academy Awards and Monica Kendall still hadn't had a chance to compare her Oscar-nominated film with any of its competition. Same with Ralph Eggleston.

They Rock Pakistan

From a distance, it looked like any other New York City rock concert. A mass of jumping, singing, sweating kids swarmed in front of the stage. Girls in baby T-shirts bounced on the shoulders of boys with gelled hair.