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Saddam Hussein's Final Days In Iraq

In the summer of 2006, a squad of U.S. military policemen deployed to Iraq, eager to join the war. They would be responsible for a \"high-level detainee\"—Saddam Hussein, the former president of Iraq.

Why Learn Mandarin? China Won't Make You Speak It.

The data would seem to be in: China is poised to become the world\'s economic leader within the next few decades. But there are those under the impression that this will mean a sea change in the world\'s linguistic terrain as well.

How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

Is there anyone who could resist a book about sex, food, art, and fun? Didn\'t think so. This book is about all those things, but what turns it from a guilty pleasure into a guiltless one is its deep understanding of philosophy, developmental psychology, and evolutionary theory. Yes, it\'s a science book, and a brainy one at that. But look! There\'s an index entry for Jennifer Aniston! So don\'t be scared

Small Businesses Still Suffering

Small businesses create most of America's new jobs. But in the wake of the financial crisis, they're suffering considerably more than bigger firms--and their problems will likely keep unemployment figures high for some time to come.

Sonic Youth Goes Indie--Again

Late one Sunday night in 1992, a senior representative from America's musical underground snatched the keys to MTV. (Gather around, children, and imagine a time when the channel spent more time playing videos than it did prodding college dropouts to flirt with reality-show MILFs.) Even though Thurston Moore was guest-hosting the channel's dedicated "alternative" block of programming, he wasted no time taking the show in a stranger direction than ever before—improvising a live piece with an...

Regarding Wright

  Pop quiz. Who said the following? 1. The United States brought on the 9/11 attacks with its own "terrorism." A: Sen. Barack Obama B: Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., his pastor 2. "'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America." A: Obama B: Wright 3. "Bill did us, just like he did Monica Lewinsky.

Cover: India's Mr. Big

Mukesh Ambani has been India's Mr. Big for a long time. By all accounts, he is the country's most influential private citizen, and the businessman who thinks bigger than the rest in this rising economic superpower.

Bigger, Faster, Better

Mukesh Ambani has been India's Mr. Big for a long time. By all accounts, he is the country's most influential private citizen, and the businessman who thinks bigger than the rest in this rising economic superpower.

Rock's Troubled Renaissance

Rolling Stone magazine made its Chinese debut this spring. Its stated mission: to help solidify Chinese rockers in the country's pop-culture firmament, just as the magazine claims it once did for John Lennon and Bob Dylan in the United States.

Rocking Mexico's Voters

Naomi Cadena stood elbow to elbow with her friends in a downtown Mexico City bar last week to watch the final debate in Mexico's hotly contested presidential election.

PERISCOPE

If a future Iraqi leader decides that Iran's nuclear ambitions next door mean Iraq should restart Saddam Hussein's nuclear-, chemical- or biological-weapons program, what kind of international monitoring should Iraq be subject to? "The question is starting to bubble up," says a British official who is not allowed by his government to speak for attribution.Demetrios Perricos, head of the U.N.

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