What's Right With Japan
 Gross National Cool
 Music: Rinngo Sheena
 Architecture: Redesigning Tokyo
 Business: 7-Eleven Culture
 Movies: The New Filmmakers
August 11, 2003 Issue

 India: Hindu-Muslim Tensions
 China: Why Dissidents Return
 Thailand: Stepping into the Ring

 Movies: Leon Lai's Heroic Duo
 Books: The Chinese in America

 Korea: Talking About Talks
 Cambodia: Hun Sen Reelected
 Philippines: More Military Unrest?
 Terror: Bali Bombers in Court

 The End of Long Haul Travel? Top Headlines
Died. Sam Phillips, 80, godfather of rock 'n' roll who launched the careers of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison; in Memphis. Working at a time of deep racial divides in the American south, Phillips recorded black and white artists alike, and his Sun Records studio in Memphis was a crucible for melding R. and B. with country-and-western music. In 1951 he produced Rocket 88, often called the first rock-and-roll single, performed by Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm. Sun released Elvis Presley's first five singles, including That's All Right, before Phillips sold the singer's contract...

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