What's Next (Cover Story)
From cool gadgets to tomorrow's hottest films, we offer a vision of what’s to come
As the war on terror drags on, is Pakistan helping or hindering the U.S.?
As the country's super-secret space program prepares for its first manned mission, China shows it's ready to be a global player
I Had Sex with an Alien!
The struggles of two starkly different friends highlight the many problems facing women in a not-so-new Afghanistan
A wartime trail becomes a symbol of Vietnam's future
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
From Thai martial-arts heroes to a sultry Gong Li, the Toronto International Film Festival showcases the best in Asian cinema
Down the Drain (Notebook)
After death and taxes, life offers one more inevitability: your tax dollars will undoubtedly pay for something overpriced or ridiculous. Asian nations like to spend, and the amounts they waste are anything but small change
Thank You for the Music (Notebook)
"(Lifting the ban) will help boost the Korean film industry's competitiveness"
Quotes of the Week
Ali Imron is the third principal in the Bali case
Letters: Is the U.S. Stretched Too Thin?