Q&A: 'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer

"Breaking Dawn," the final book in the mega-successful "Twilight" series, about a sexy vampire named Edward and the girl who loves him, goes on sale Aug. 2. Author Stephenie Meyer talked to Susan Elgin about books, boys and blood: Edward is so perfect—you've ruined regular men for a lot of teens. Do you feel bad?Oh, a little bit, I guess. I just wanted to write for myself, a fantasy. And that's what Edward is. But it could be a good thing, too. There's nothing wrong with having high...

To Live in the Sky, Try Dubai

Think New York City is the best place to see tall buildings? Think again. Dubai has skyscraper fever—and 25 percent of the world's cranes. More than $310 billion in construction is underway or planned, including the Burj Dubai, which will reach 160 stories at a rumored height of 2,684 feet (the competition in Dubai is so intense, the developer doesn't want to announce the actual figure for fear of being eclipsed). But size isn't everything. The Dynamic Tower will feature 80 floors that...