COVER

Choking on Growth (Cover Story)

Asia's breakneck growth has blackened its skies, endangering everyone’s health

ASIA

Seeking a Fresh Mandate

Rising nationalism on the island could deliver President Chen Shui-bian the majority he needs in the legislative election

Not Natural

Illegal logging has allowed normal typhoons to become killers

RELIGION

BRIEFING

Riskiest Business (Notebook)

Thousands of miners die in China's coal mines every year

Bolly-Bad! (Notebook)

A quick guide to how Bollywood has discovered sex

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

Four More Years

WORLD

The Long Mistake (TIME in Depth)

In a TIME exclusive, American defector Charles Jenkins talks about his life inside North Korea

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Close to the Bone

Yoichi Sai's Blood and Bones is distressing, violent and the best Japanese film of the year

GLOBAL ADVISER

Sleeping with the Barony (TIME Global Adviser)

Castles were designed to keep people out. These days, they're inviting you in

Diversions (TIME Global Adviser)

A River Runs through it

Toile Gets a Makeover (TIME Global Adviser)

The traditional pattern shakes its fussy image as designers give it a new look

Tech Watch (TIME Global Adviser)

Dead Batteries? Power up with a Solar Jacket