COVER

The TIME 100 (Cover Story)

TIME's list of the men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world

Heroes & Icons (Cover Story)

They inspired us through their remarkable talents and examples

ASIA

Smoldering Hatreds

Closer economic ties aren't easing historic grudges between Japan, South Korea and China

A Tale of Two Churches

Can the next Pope heal the Vatican's rift with Beijing and strengthen ties to China's 10 million Catholics?

BRIEFING

A Widening Threat (Notebook)

As the conflict in the embattled south threatens to surge north, Thailand tries a new approach

The Revenue Fields (Notebook)

A scandal erupts over the privatization of Cambodia’s genocide memorial

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters: Hail Mary, Full of Grace (Notebook)

In response to the cover story on how Protestants are embracing the mother of Jesus, new followers, Catholics and other longtime admirers of Mary wrote of the strength and solace she brings to their lives

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Dreams Meet Reality (Movies)

Director Gu Changwei's Peacock explores the anguish—and beauty—of life in small-town China

GLOBAL ADVISER

Toasting Scotch Whisky (TIME Global Adviser)

Scotland's Spirit of Speyside festival is a great excuse for a Highland fling

Long Haul (TIME Global Adviser)

Revamping Cricket's Bible

It's All Relative (TIME Global Adviser)

Europe celebrates the life and genius of physicist Albert Einstein

Tech Watch (TIME Global Adviser)

Keeping Your PC Clean