A conservative revolt is shaking up the Republican Party nationwide. But are Democrats next?
On the Road: Underwater in Detroit (Commentary / In the Arena)
Dismayed by politics and politicians, voters in Detroit sense that some of their economic problems are homegrown
There's a line of zealots and crusaders who'll take up where Terry Jones left off. How do we handle them?
The New GOP Money Stampede (The Well / Nation)
How Republicans are outraising and outspending Democrats with the help of a network of little-known conservative political outfits based in D.C.
No More Nukes? (The Well / Nation)
The New START treaty coming before the Senate reduces U.S. and Russian arsenals. But in light of current and potential threats, how many warheads does a superpower need?
Real Moms of Grosse Pointe (The Well / Assignment Detroit)
Jobs are in flux, property values have tanked. When you were used to being well off, what do you do now?
The financial upheavals of the last two years have brought a different life to the tony suburbs of Detroit
Birth Pains (World)
In three months, Southern Sudan will vote on secession and likely become the world's newest nation. But instead of giddy anticipation, its impoverished tribes are bracing for violent conflict over oil resources
Winning Was the Easy Part (The Well / World)
Strengthened by a key referendum, Turkey's leader must now unite his people
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Boardwalk Empire: The Original Jersey Shore (Television)
Boardwalk Empire is a sweeping story of crime, politics and the big business of American appetites
The new HBO series is a lavish, big-budget production filled with lively characters and rich historical detail
The Gospel of Mavis (Music)
With a little help from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples returns to her soulful, spiritual roots
Fish Tale (Movies)
The twisty new documentary Catfish examines how well we really know the people we meet online
Sophie Kinsella (Q&A)
TIME talks to the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series about kids, writing and recession shopping
Inside Out (Books)
In the novel Room, four walls and a mother's fierce love define a young boy's world
TIME'S PICKS FOR THE WEEK
Defying the Vatican, Catholic Women Claim Priesthood (Life / Religion)
Against Vatican resistance, the movement to ordain female priests gathers steam
Will Edible Dirt Make You Clean Your Plate? (Life / Food)
Forget foam. A new crop of innovative chefs is serving up edible "dirt"
Do We Need $75,000 a Year to Be Happy? (Life / Money)
A new study by Princeton University researchers puts a figure on happiness: $75,000 a year
10 Questions for Ben Affleck (10 Questions)
He co-wrote, directed and stars in the Boston bank-heist film The Town. Ben Affleck will now take your questions
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French Director Claude Chabrol (Milestones)
France's Claude Chabrol directed many kinds of films, but he was most celebrated for domestic dramas that end in murder
A TIME Writer to Remember: Paul Gray, 1940-2010 (Milestones)
The writings of TIME's Paul Gray were thoughtful, judicious and graceful, be the subject literature, politics, psychology or catastrophe