COVER

Cover Story: The Tragedy of Sudan (Cover Story / Sudan)

Fifty thousand are dead, thousands more will die, and more than 1 million have lost their homes. Simon Robinson visits Darfur and witnesses what is happening while the world dithers

NATION

SCIENCE

VANISHING ALASKA (Environment)

Global warming is flooding villages along the coast. Should they stand and fight-- or surrender and move?

RELIGION

THE TALE OF TWO CHURCHES (Society)

Strife over Episcopal policy on gay clergy split one congregation. How many other schisms will follow?

BRIEFING

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

BUSINESS

WILL HEDGE FUNDS TAKE A DIVE?

Investors are pouring billions of dollars into these unregulated investments, shooting for high returns. Here's what to watch out for

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Hear It from the Boys (Television)

Drama's new young men share their feelings--whether other young men are interested or not

The Know-Everything Party (Books)

A.J. Jacobs turns the act of reading the entire Britannica into a hilarious, touching memoir

YOUR TIME

Driving a Bargain (Living)

How to dump your car lease--or find a cheap deal on a set of dream wheels

Home Shopping (Lifestyle)

Two fashion retailers are styling their stores to look like the perfect living room

Q&A Tiger Woods (Living)

Though he has slipped in real-world rankings, Tiger Woods is still tops in virtual golf. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005, the latest version of the best-selling series, hits stores this week. Woods talked w

SPECIAL SECTION

Dressing Up The Dorms (Time Bonus Section October 2004: Connections)

Flea-market finds will no longer do. College kids spend $2.6 billion a year on dûť√®cor

CONVERSATION: Junk Culture (Time Bonus Section October 2004: Connections / CONVERSATION)

Author Juliet Schor explores how marketing has invaded childhood

Heavenly Loaves (Time Bonus Section October 2004: Connections)

More home bakers are mastering the precise, patient art of making artisanal breads

BODY & MIND: Healthy Heels (Time Bonus Section October 2004: Connections / BODY & MIND)

Shoemakers have finally designed stylish footwear that doesn't hurt

Homework Survival Guide (Time Bonus Section October 2004: Connections)

Tips from experts: when and where to do it, how much to help

Whose Job Is This, Anyway? (Time Bonus Section October 2004: Connections)

Men are pitching in more with the cleaning, but there's still a housework gender gap

PEOPLE

LETTERS

ESSAY