COVER

ASIA

Peril at the Pumps

Queues at filling stations in China, gas rationing in the Philippines, job losses in Indonesia—the global oil-price crunch is starting to get real. Will Asian economies run out of gas?

A Price to Pay

Asia will suffer if soaring energy costs dent U.S. consumer spending

GLOBAL ADVISER

Tech Watch (TIME Global Adviser)

Outside the Box

A Museum with Guts

Bumblebee heads? Bone tumors? It's warts and all at the Hunterian Museum

Local Fare

France's only Michelin-rated organic restaurant is run by a chef with a passion

Desert Chic

Take a ride through the Jordanian desert in a vintage Rolls-Royce

WORLD

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

A Fable of Fury

In Shalimar the Clown, set in Kashmir, Salman Rushdie rediscovers some of his raging brilliance

BRIEFING

A Very Sweet Drug (Notebook)

Medicine from Chinese herbs can help fight mosquito-borne malaria

Letters (Notebook)

Eyewitness to Hiroshima