A lake in Uganda offers local residents a chance for good money, at considerable cost to their health
Photographs by Andrew McConnell / WPN
The calamitous drop in the world's markets brings fear and dread to the men and women that work the exchanges
As financial markets approach meltdown, the City of London once hailed as the business center of the world faces uncertain and painful times.
Photos for TIME by Tom Stoddart / Getty Reportage
To coincide with World Sight Day on Oct 9, Standard Chartered will launch "Seeing is Believing" a $20m initiative, tackling avoidable blindness and ensuring sustainable eyecare to some of the world's poorest communities over the next 5 years.
The annual gathering attracts over 700 hot-air balloonists the largest event of its kind in the world
Vintage propaganda is always fun, but old cigarette ads may be the most cringeworthy. The New York Public Library just opened "Not a Cough in the Car," an exhibition of tobacco ads that emphasized healthiness. Enjoy.
The greatest gift one generation can give another is the wisdom it has gained from experience. Photographer Andrew Zuckerman visits with some of the world's most celebrated individuals all of them older than 65 to see what we can learn from them
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has released its Red List of the world's most threatened plants and animals. Here's a look at some of the animals on the verge of extinction
Fifty years after the release of the groundbreaking The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, a new box set celebrates the craft of a Hollywood special effects innovator.
A major new exhibition at London's V&A Museum illustrates how the Cold War influenced world culture and design on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Designers showing their spring, 2009 collections this week are looking to futuristic textures, light-as-air fabrics and a barely-there blush colored palette to lighten the dark economic mood. Here's a look at the top 10 looks.
Time architecture critic Richard Lacayo explores the buildings of the Italian architect who is changing the face of the US, one building at a time
What are fruits, and why do they exist? Seed bank morphologist, Wolfgang Stuppy and visual artist, Rob Kesseler, reveal the answers in a spectacular new book of botanical architecture published by Papadakis.
Fallen leaves and steam are the unlikely ingredients of a remarkable brand of disposable plates and bowls. TIME photographer Namas Bhojani explores the process that may change your next picnic
TIME art critic Richard Lacayo reviews the magnificent exhibit celebrating the artist's upcoming centenary
Muslims around the world have been celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the three-day festival which signifies the end of the holy month.
A look at the world as it deals with a global financial crisis
Over one year after he went missing, the millionaire adventurer's plane is located in Northern California
The menswear firm founded and built by Ermenegildo Zegna is steeped in Italian family values and modern ideas.
Photographs by Alessandro Albert / GraziaNeri for TIME
Australian photographer Ben Baker wrangles some of the world's most powerful men and women to pose between meetings, receptions and attendance at the 63rd session of the General Assembly
The island nation's isolation has given rise to some of the world's most fascinating plants and animals
Photographer Nicolas Silberfaden tags along with the much-maligned photographers who chase the rich and famous
While the world financial markets reel, Italian designers have been busy presenting their spring, 2009 collections in Milan this week. The mood both on and off the runways has been decidedly toned down shaky even. Here are the top ten looks.
The face of Europe has undergone a metamorphosis, due to changes in its climate, geological activity and as a result of the transformations that have been brought about by humans.
Photographs by Stuart Franklin / Magnum Photos
Almost forty years ago, Bangladesh won its independence from Pakistan in a bloody, scarring war one whose ghosts still haunt the troubled nation. A look at the grim events of 1971.
TIME photographer Franco Pagetti visits the Saudi billionaire as he greets supplicants at his lavish
desert camp outside Riyadh
Nine acts are up for induction this year. Here's a run-down on what makes them contenders
Fans and players congregate in the Bronx to bid farewell to 86 years of baseball memories
The work of the legendary portraitist is celebrated at a centenary exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
Master stuntman David Blaine is hanging upside down over Central Park for 60 hours, a feat that puts him at risk for stroke and blindness. A few months ago, TIME asked Blaine to rate the difficulty of his previous stunts on a 1-10 scale.
Taking the best of international cuisine, the city has become the world's latest destination for inventive, delicious cuisine
Photographs by Anna Kari
Narrated by Vivienne Walt
TIME's Richard Schickel picks 10 of his favorite films from the legendary studio
Nostalgia for the Communist past has found a new vogue in Berlin.
Photographs for TIME by Hermann Bredehorst / Polaris
A look at some of the magazine's best cover stories on the US economy
Photographer Alixandra Fazzina visits remote Badakhshan, home to the highest maternal mortality rate in the world
As the European and American teams face off in Wales for their 38th biennial showdown, TIME looks back at some of the occasions when it was more than just the golf that caught the world's attention
On September 21, the Yankees will play their last game in The House that Ruth Built. Here's a look back at the famed arena's 86 years of American memories
Benedict's first visit to France since his election has sparked debate on church-state relations in a country which prides itself in keeping faith and politics strictly separate.
Participants at a Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG Challenge in Philadelphia reflect on ways their battle with the disease has changed their lives.
Photographs for TIME by Bill Cramer
Photographer Rian Dundon explores life on the fringes of the People's Republic
Drew Struzan painted many of the most iconic movie posters of the last three decades, including the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series. On the occasion of his retirement, he spoke to TIME's Gilbert Cruz about his most memorable work.
TIME photographer Brooks Kraft travels with the Alaska Governor during her first week as the official GOP vice-presidential nominee
The Tiga Pilar Sejahtera Food company is the beneficiary of a pioneering food aid program that fights hunger and fosters local economic development
Photographs for TIME by Kemal Jufri / Imaji
The Category-3 storm makes landfall in Texas
A look back at the political career of North Korea's dictatorial Dear Leader
The world's greatest Paralympians are competing in Beijing, and inspiring us all in the process.
Behind the curtains, beauty knows no pain as models endure hours of preparation for a few fleeting moments on the catwalk
The Senator from Arizona accepts his party's nomination with a pledge to end partisan rancor.