COVER

The Next Big Thing Is Us

Big, bold ideas used to come from small groups of experts. Now they come from you as well. Here's our annual look at what's new and innovative--from politics to movies, medicine to fashion, sports to tech

Space: Returning To The Moon (Space)

Three decades after the last Apollo flew, new American crews may walk the lunar soil. Here's how they'll go

Can This Man Save The Movies? (Again?) (Movies)

In the digital era, is film dead? As audiences gravitate to DVDs, Hollywood wonders if the movie theater can survive. The rebels are surging. Can the Empire strike back?

Fashion: It's All In The Bag (Fashion)

At Coach, designers have perfected the science of divining the next hot handbag. Inside their system

BRIEFING

NATION

The Unusual Suspects

Arrests of three promising college students in the Alabama church burnings have people asking, Why?

Can Hillary Join the Club?

The Senator is laying the groundwork for a possible presidential run in 2008, but is she too polarizing to win it?

WORLD

BUSINESS

Get a Checkup In Aisle 3

Miniclinics are popping up in retail stores, offering cheap but limited service--and competition to M.D.s

SCIENCE

Guarding the Henhouse

Bird flu could hit the U.S. in the next few months. But poultry farmers are gearing up to beat it back

SOCIETY

Coming Back to School

They fled after 9/11. But now thousands of Saudi students are attending U.S. colleges again

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

YOUR TIME

PEOPLE

LETTERS

ESSAY