COVER

The Truth of the Matter (United States)

Bush's ex-counterterrorism chief says the administration has mishandled the war on al-Qaeda. Should we believe him?

Is Condi The Problem? (United States)

As critics accuse the Bush Team of bungling the fight against terrorism, TIME takes an inside look at the role played by the President's National Security Adviser

SPORTS

Kindred Spirits (Sport)

Two very different journeys lead two passionate Australian swimmers to Sydney's Olympic Pool

AUSTRALIA OBSERVED

Nobody's Perfect (Notebook)

Ian Thorpe loses his balance at Sydney's Olympic Pool

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

A History of Lip-Reading (Arts/Books)

Australian scholar Angus Trumbleĺs charming new book, Smile, decodes our most engaging expression