Memoirs of a Geisha (Arts / Movies)

An exclusive look at a dazzling Hollywood romance featuring a cast of Asian superstars

Out of Focus (Arts / Movies)

Hollywood has long been fascinated with Japan, and its perspective has evolved through the decades


Putin's Power Surge (EUROPE / Russia)

The resignation of a top Putin economic adviser has reawakened concerns about the Kremlin's management of the economy


Stubborn Charges (Notebook / Greece)

Has the British intelligence service been torturing prisoners in Greece?

Boosting The Bank's Credit (Notebook / Italy)

After months of bad press over financial improprieties, a new broom sweeps in to the Bank of Italy


It's High Time for Mixing Brands

A wave of merger activity, not seen since the height of the Internet boom, is sweeping Europe. Will this round of deals be sweeter than the last?


Mayan Civilization (Check In)

A $10 million revamp at a Kuala Lumpur hotel has worked wonders of cool

Bombay Dux (Amuse Bouche)

We look at the leaders of Bombay's burgeoning international-dining scene

Dog Days (Curtain Raiser)

The coming Chinese New Year is going to be a lucky one — especially for shopkeepers

The Next Phuket? (Time Traveler)

Three Thai beach destinations are polishing up their acts

Merchandise of a Geisha (Style Watch)

Linked to the new movie, these items are more tasteful than you could imagine