An Enforcer Named Emanuel (Inauguration)

Barack Obama tapped Rahm Emanuel, a fierce infighter, as his chief of staff. Is he cool enough to manage a high-octane White House team?


Flight Risk

An ordeal at sea spotlights the desperate plight of Asia's forgotten Rohingya people


Stormy Weather

At this year's Davos meeting, world leaders will confront the worst financial crisis in 80 years. Big ideas — and real solutions — are needed if faith in capitalism is to be restored

Rethinking Marx

As we work out how to save capitalism, it's worth studying the system's greatest critic

Potholes On the Path to Prosperity

The forces of globalization that lifted millions out of poverty worldwide may no longer be working as the economic crisis shrinks international trade


Food for Thought (Books)

It's amazing what you can find in a typical English curry

Shaw Thing (Music)

Hong Kong film music gets the trip-hop treatment


A Greener Education (Next Time You're in ... Bali)

Stop by the Green School outside Ubud, a private elementary school where the environment is at the head of the class

The New Best Restaurant in Asia (Amuse-Bouche)

The cozy 38-seat Iggy's in Singapore recently won the highest accolade from the new Miele guide, Asia's answer to the Michelin

The Other Ellis Island (Diversions)

The San Francisco Bay's historic Angel Island Immigration Station, where over a million immigrants were processed last century, opens for tourists