COVER

Flying Too High? (Business)

The Korean pop music biz is Asia's hottest. But are producers and artists bribing their way to the top?

ASIA

Al-Qaeda's New Hideouts

Chased out of Afghanistan, bin Laden's fighters are lying lowóbut hot to strike backóin Pakistan

Killing for 'Mother' Kali

It was at most a fringe practice, but a spate of ritual killings in India shows that human sacrifice lives on

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

This Year's Models (Movies)

Bollywood's extras are losing their livelihood to fresh-faced parvenus

BUSINESS

Snitches

Japan's conspiracy of silence is breaking as insiders go public

BRIEFING

Person of the Week (Notebook)

John Walker Lindh ended the first trial in the war on terror before it began

Milestones (Notebook)

For the Week of July 29, 2002

TRAVEL

Short Cuts

For a quick break, go to the Goto archipelago

Detour

The volcanic hot springs at Jigoku: A perfect piece of hell on earth