What Does It Mean to Be 13? (Being 13)
What's on their minds? TIME takes an inside look at an age of mystery and challenge
TIME conducted a national online poll of 501 13-year-olds to get a glimpse of the attitudes, ambitions, tastes, fears and fantasies of this age group
Exclusive TIME Poll
Being 13: Gotta Have It (Being 13)
It's not just conspicuous consumption, it's self-expression. From embroidered jeans and flashy phones to body spray and graphic T shirts, here are a few of the ways in which 13-year-olds announce their identities (and keep the global economy flowing).
Is Middle School Bad For Kids? (Being 13 / Education)
Cities across the U.S. are switching to K-8 schools. Will the results be any better?
You Wanna Take This Online? (Being 13 / Behavior)
Cyberspace is the 21st century bully's playground where girls play rougher than boys
Parenting: What They Won't Tell You, and Why (Being 13 / Parenting)
Keeping secrets is a sign of growth. Here's how to help--and how not to
The Push To Be Perfect (Being 13 / Competition)
Why you have to be an athlete, a diplomat and a scholar to succeed on the squad
Feels Like Teen Spirit (Being 13 / Religion)
Churches have begun to see 13 as a pivotal age for finding God
Competition: Not a Minute to Spare (Being 13 / Competition)
me@13: Katherine Rack, Oak Park, Ill.
Got to Be Bad to Be Cool (Being 13 / Education)
me@13: Joseph Charles, Los Angeles
Behavior: My Life as a F.A.T. Girl (Being 13 / Behavior)
me@13: Rose Buchberg, Los Angeles
Religion: Why I Don't Go on Dates (Being 13 / Religion)
me@13: Armaan Rowther, Irvine, Calif.
Being 13: Poetry Is What I Love (Being 13)
me@13: Duresny Nemorin, Miami, Fla.
A glorious launch. A wayward chunk of foam. And another black eye for the space agency. Should the shuttle fleet stay grounded?
A corruption scandal in Chicago raises the question about Mayor Richard Daley: Like father, like son?
A flurry of raids yields the arrests of four suspected London bombers, but more may be planning strikes
What's on the former Veep's agenda these days? Investments and a new TV network
100 Days: How the Pope is showing hints of being his own man
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Terry's Flying Circus (Movies)
Seven lean years after his last completed film, director TERRY GILLIAM is in fighting form with two visionary new works
Television: Addictive Laughter (Television)
Substance abuse--legal and illegal--is the stuff of two sophisticated, character-driven cable sitcoms
Movies: 2046: A Face Odyssey (Movies)
Beautiful women in rapturous close-up--count us in
5 Top Anime Movies on DVD (Anime)
Like animation? Try anime, with classics guaranteed to mesmerize
When They Knew (Notebook)
Sources indicate that Rove may have learned Valerie Plame's identity from within the Administration rather than from media contacts
A War by Any Other Name (Notebook)
From the Global War on Terror to the global struggle against violent extremists
Energy Bill: An Industry Windfall? (Notebook / Speed Read)
Speed Read: the sticking points of the new energy bill
A Farewell to Arms (Notebook)
The I.R.A. promises to disarm, but are they serious?
Verbatim: Aug. 8, 2005 (Notebook)
Punchlines: Aug. 8, 2005 (Punchlines)
Milestones Aug. 8, 2005 (Notebook)
Numbers: Aug. 8, 2005 (Numbers)
Doctor's Order: Aug. 8, 2005 (Health)
Health: Sugar Wars (Health)
Style: Fashion Statements (Style)
From the Medical Desk (Health / Health)
Style: Bohemian Rhapsody (Style)
10 Questions for Andrew Stern (Interview)
To teach faith as science is to undermine both