10 QUESTIONS: Emmy host Gary Shandling on reality TV, meditation and how he stays funny 8
Russian Regret How Russia blocked attempts to negotiate in North Ossetia. Was there another way out of the tragedy in Beslan? 15
MILESTONES: President Clinton is on the mend; Michael Eisner is on his way out 19
IN THE ARENA: Joe Klein on why Bush is getting away with, well, everything 21
COOL UNDER FIRE The battered Democrat insists he will prevail, but Republicans are getting exactly the race they want 22
INTERVIEW: TIME talks with Senator Kerry about Iraq, the...