Power to the People (Person of the Year 2006)

Meet 15 citizens-including a French rapper, a relentless reviewer and a real life lonely girl-of the new digital democracy

The YouTube Gurus (Person of the Year 2006)

How a couple of regular guys built a company that changed the way we see ourselves

People Who Mattered (Person of the Year 2006)

Our gallery of those who made a difference — for better or for worse



A Man Of Mettle (International Newsmaker | Lakshmi Mittal)

Steel baron Lakshmi Mittal won a takeover battle — and taught the world a lesson

A Fond Farewell (Person of the Year 2006)

A last goodbye to those we lost in 2006


The Great China Sale

Foreign collectors want them. Newly minted local millionaires want them. The rise and rise of the country's modern artists

Two for the Road (Arts | Theater)

The Presnyakov brothers' witty, disturbing plays about Russian life are worldwide hits



Animal Magnetism (On Show)

Battuta, a new show by the equestrian theater Zingaro, features not only horses but bears, geese and dogs too

Holywood (Time Traveler)

Traditional wood-carving undergoes a revival in the Czech Republic

Advanced Italian (Local Fare)

New York's International Culinary Center offers courses in Italian cuisine along with intensive language tuition

Kiddie Kingdom (Day Tripper)

London's Museum of Childhood is a treasure chest of toys and games for children and adults alike

Flow Control (Home)

French architect Jean Nouvel moves into bathroom fixtures


10 Best (Art | Books)

TIME's pick of the year's top books from Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and the films that lit up 2006