Summer Of Mistrust

Scamming CEOs have accomplished what Osama bin Laden could not — denting our spirit. Can anything restore our faith in the markets?

The Rap On Bush And Cheney

Can the White House lead a cleanup crusade when it has had dubious deals of its own? You be the judge

Is Florida Bad for Kids?

Another tragedy — the killing of a 2-year-old — stokes the furor over the state's broken child-welfare system



Anna Goes Prime Time (The Arts/Television)

She's a little addled and has an accent: meet the new Ozzy

Going Bollywood (The Arts/Show Business)

Can those exotic, rhapsodic, all-singing, all-dancing Indian film dramas appeal to American tastes?



Father of Us All? (Paleontology)

This chimplike creature roamed the woods of central Africa 7 million years ago. Today it's shaking up the human family tree



What the Knees Really Need (Personal Time/Your Health)

Some 300,000 arthritic Americans have arthroscopic knee surgery each year. It doesn't work

How to Play a Rotten Market (Personal Time/Your Money)

Don't dump your stocks now, except to diversify. And take heart: turmoil can also create bargains


Getting Back Into It (TIME Bonus Section/Generations/Romance)

For the newly single, dating again is a different and often daunting scene. Using the Internet is only the start of it

Muscle Power (TIME Bonus Section/Generations/Forum)

Why you should get stronger

Late Bloomer (TIME Bonus Section/Generations/Careers)

After years of frustration, Janet Evanovich is on a roll with a best-selling series of crime novels

Magic Words (TIME Bonus Section/Generations/Turning Point)

A distinguished literary critic recalls a lifetime of passionate reading