Is There Hope for the American Marriage? (The Well / Cover Story)

Buffeted by affairs and ennui, the intact, two-parent family is under assault. What America needs to get over its commitment issues. (Hint: it isn't love)


What Happened to the Stimulus? (The Well / Nation)

The Administration's $787 billion booster shot is not the magic bullet some had expected. Inside the White House operation to fix that


POTUS TV: Paging Dr. Obama (Commentary / Tuned In)

The President takes to the air to sell his health-care fix, but it's TV's med shows that really feel our pain

Afterbirth: It's What's For Dinner (The Awesome Column)

My wife ate her own placenta. I had to watch. And then I had to write

Eating Placenta

Video: A professional placenta chef comes to Joel Stein's home to prepare his wife's discarded organ. Not necessarily for the squeamish


Hondurans Take Sides and Hit the Streets (Postcard: Tegucigalpa)

In the wake of the military coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on June 28, the country is split between those who support his return and those who are glad to see him gone. Now both sides are protesting in the streets

Avigdor Lieberman: Politically Incorrect (The Well / Profile)

How Avigdor Lieberman became the most polarizing figure in Israeli politics — and why he could scuttle Barack Obama's plans for peace in the Middle East



Summer Reading List (Books)

Summer is a bracingly honest season for readers: it's too hot to pretend to be clever, so you just read books you actually like. TIME asked some of its favorite writers what they read when they read for fun


Let Someone Else Buy (Commentary / The Curious Capitalist)

Why the rise of Brazil, India and China (and the relative decline of the U.S.) isn't bad news


Spanx for Men (Life / Family Tech)

Who says girdles are for girls? A fancy new undershirt sucks in your beer gut so you don't have to


From guyliner to gut-compressing undershirts, a look at our favorite crossover products

A Girdle for Guys

Video: Josh Quittner enlists his daughters to judge a girdle-off between two new products that are, essentially, Spanx for men


The Skimmer

Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court by James MacGregor Burns