COVER

Act Two (Hurricane Rita / Lessons Learned?)

Hurricane Rita brings a second cruel assault on the Gulf Coast. How well did we apply Katrina's lessons?

Global Warming: The Culprit? (Hurricane Rita / Global Warming)

Evidence mounts that human activity is helping fuel these monster hurricanes

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Paths of Destruction (Hurricane Rita)

Hard on the heels of Katrina, Hurricane Rita roared across the Gulf and ripped into the coast along the Texas-Louisiana border. This time, however, the coast was prepared

NATION

WORLD

Generation Jihad

Rootless and restive, young Muslims in Europe are increasingly turning to religious extremism. An inside look at the threat of homegrown militants

SOCIETY

Metrosexual Matrimony

When modern men prepare to wed, many wax, tan and help plan. Here come the groomzillas

BRIEFING

Another Abu Ghraib? (Notebook)

An Army officer's complaints spark an investigation into prisoner abuse in Iraq

Katrina's Odd Couple (Notebook)

The nature of the relationship between New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin and federal recovery chief Adm. Thad Allen

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

The Matron Saint of Pasta (Time Bonus Section October 2005: Connections)

How Lidia Bastianich turned her Italian heritage into a culinary empire

A Diary of Healing (Time Bonus Section October 2005: Connections)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Raise yours by following one woman's path to recovery. Plus, the latest on screening and risk reduction

Cancer Control (Time Bonus Section October 2005: Connections)

It's not just a question of what lurks in your genes. Diet, exercise, weight control and even childhood eating habits may influence your risk

Which Breast Tests Are Best? (Time Bonus Section October 2005: Connections)

Mammograms are the gold standard, but there's news about digital scans and other options to ponder

We're Divorced. No, Really (Time Bonus Section October 2005: Connections)

Keeping close ties with your ex can derail new loves and confuse the kids

Tales from The Hood (Time Bonus Section October 2005: Connections)

Sharon Flake captivates young readers with gritty realism

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The Resurrection of Neil Young (Music)

When the Godfather of Grunge discovered he had a potentially fatal aneurysm, he took a week, went to Nashville and added to his legacy by making another classic album

Books: Venice the Menaced (Books)

The author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil finds his next Savannah on the Adriatic

Movies: See More Hoffman! (Movies)

An actor caps a decade of brilliant character work on stage and screen with the lead role in Capote

5 Sweet Home Shows

These distinctive series are sprucing up the hearth-and-hammers genre

YOUR TIME

PEOPLE

Daytime Divas Duel

In addition to competing reality shows, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart and model Tyra Banks have new daytime talk shows. How do their strategies for winning an audience differ? As it turns out, not much

Wild About Wildlife (Innovators / Conservation: Forging the Future)

They've used their natural instincts--not to mention their time and their money--to make the great outdoors greater

LETTERS

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