Person of the Year (Person of the Year)

For sharpening the debate until the choices bled, for reframing reality to match his design, for gambling his fortunes — and the world's — on his faith in the power of leadership


Abu Mousab Al-Zarqawi

His capacity for self-promotion and sheer ruthlessness have helped make Abu Mousab Al-Zarqawi the face of the bloody rebellion in Iraq


With The Passion of the Christ and Fahrenheit 9/11, Mel Gibson and Michael Moore inspired faith and provoked doubt

Poised To Lead

The Ukranian opposition leader is a real survivor who is poised to lead

Janjaweed Militias

Rampaging horsemen are part of our gallery of those who changed the world for better or worse

Alvaro Uribe

Colombia's conservative, pro-U.S. president goes against the current Latin American grain



Best and Worst of 2004

Big fantasy sequels were still the rage, but splendid films lit up screens throughout the world


Sleeping with the Barony (Global Adviser | Time Traveler)

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

Toile Gets a Makeover (Global Adviser | Style Watch)

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

Dress Sense (Global Adviser | Tech Watch)

Dead Batteries? Power Up With A Solar Jacket

Courses in Economics (Global Adviser | Amuse-Bouche)

Try Vietnam for a really inexpensive meal out


A Good Man Falls Hard (Notebook | Britain)

The weird, sad exit of British Home Secretary David Blunkett

President Of Promises (Notebook | Romania)

A surprise presidential result marks a clear break for Romania