When the Bush administration decided to go to war in 2003, David Frum found himself at the center of a daunting messaging effort. In Newsweek, he looks back on Bush’s ‘axis of evil’ speech and more.
The desert in Kuwait seemed such a wasteland. Goose farms near the Iraqi border yielded huge quantities of s--t, which gathered along the sides of the roads and in the yard of the house where we were squatting. When the sandstorms blew, so did the s--t, smearing the world with its stench. That patch of desert already felt abandoned to the war. There was no question that it would slide in of its own weight; it was just a question of when. The border—the constant pounding of tanks, the hovering helicopters, and the military police patrolling—was a trembling faultline.
How Justin Timberlake grew into America’s favorite pop star.
Just how did the pop star come to represent, well, everything.
How singer Fatoumata Diawara fought back against the Islamists overrunning Mali.
Newly discovered tall tales from the scientology founder’s favorite club.
...to the dedicated staff of Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
Among china’s greatest art treasures are the Buddhist caves near Dunhuang, an oasis on the fabled Silk Road that once linked China and Europe. Their ancient frescoes, sculptures, and other relics date as far back as A.D. 430 and have survived wars, environmental damage, antiquities hunters, and the chaotic Cultural Revolution. But their biggest threat today is tourism.
‘The Sopranos’ creator David Chase on the anxieties of love.
A recent papyrus that referenced Jesus’ wife caused an uproar. it may be a hoax, but what do we really know about the historical truth of the early life of Jesus? Even the gospels disagree.
Grassroots supporters, lobbyists, miracles, politics—even for the most venerated Catholics, it's a long climb.
And Lena Dunham Becomes a Fashion Cover Girl
Getting candid with Hollywood’s new queen of comedy.
When the hurricane hit, the city's Orthodox Jews stepped up to care for their African-American neighbors.
She organizes softball games, teaches Bible school and gives comfort to those who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy.
Newsweek’s annual rankings reveal the planet’s biggest protectors—and polluters.
How green is a smartphone? Andrew Blum looked into the iPhone—and it turns out the news is good.
Celebrating the evolution of classic Ivy League style.
Why imagining a married Jesus would be good for women.
The editor is reborn after her French Vogue exit.
Simon Schama on how Republicans are declaring war on history.
We are offering a new rating option for companies not eligible for our U.S. and Global 500 lists.
Niall Ferguson’s Newsweek cover story brought in passionate responses from critics and supporters alike.
The real story behind a notorious interview.
In China, crooked governance takes its toll.
On skipping college to go pro.
The Olympic antidote to gloom.
Keith Mason and his wife are leading a growing national campaign to legally define human embryos as people, which would outlaw abortion—and possibly some forms of birth control, opponents say. In an exclusive interview, he discusses his ambitious plans.
How we arrived at our list of 100 of the most influential.
Newsweek and its research partners presented an online workshop on June 11, 2012. Watch it here.