A Brief History of Cheerleading

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009

How cheering for one's team became an organized sport in its own right

David Levine's TIME covers

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009

The master caricaturist passed away in late 2009 at 83. Here are some highlights from his best work for the magazine

Wacky Winter Weather

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

How people worldwide are spending their winter

Who Is Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab?

Monday, Dec. 28, 2009

A glimpse into the life of the 23-year-old who authorities say tried to bring down a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit

Iranian Ashura Protests Turn Violent

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009

Police opened fire on an antigovernment demonstration during a commemoration of the Shi'ite holiday of Ashura

The Asian Tsunami: Five Years Later

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

Half a decade after a tsunami left more than 200,000 dead and millions homeless, life has yet to return to normal

2009 in Mug Shots

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

A chronicle of the year's most noted arrestees

"He's Behind You!" A Brief History of Pantomime

Monday, Dec. 28, 2009

A journey through British pantomime, from its earliest days through to Pamela Anderson

A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes

Friday, May. 29, 2009

To celebrate the release of the latest Sherlock Holmes film, we look at some of the many incarnations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous character. At last count, more than 70 actors have played the part, in more than 200 films. Here are 10

Bob Willoughby, Hollywood Photo Legend

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

The creator of numerous iconic images of Hollywood stars dies at 82

The Saga of Gilad Shalit

Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

A young Israeli soldier is released in a prisoner exchange after five years of Hamas captivity

World's Craziest Christmas Lights Displays

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009

A gallery of holiday excess

Brittany Murphy's Movie Career

Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

The young actress' career was populated with edgy but likable characters

The Funeral of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri

Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

Thousands mourn the death of an opposition and spiritual leader

A Volcano in the Philippines Awakens

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

On Dec. 16, residents around the picturesque Mayon volcano in the central Philippines awoke to dozens of earthquakes and tremors, as the nearby Mayon volcano began to spew ash and lava.

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank Ben Bernanke

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

The 56-year-old chairman of the Fed is TIME's 2009 Person of the Year

Photographs by Dan Winters for TIME

A Brief History of Intergalactic Warfare

Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

Avatar is just the latest incarnation of a story-telling genre that is over a hundred years old

Top Stocks of the Decade

Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

Over the past decade, 116 companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges have showed investors returns
of more than 1,000%.

Inside the World of Ben Bernanke

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

A glimpse into the rarified rooms in Washington where the Fed Chairman oversees the U.S. financial system

Photographs by Dan Winters for TIME

Bernanke's Life in Photos

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

The nerd from Dillon, South Carolina rises to the most powerful job in American banking

A Brief History of the Federal Reserve Bank

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

U.S. monetary policy is guided by an independent government agency that can trace its roots to the administration of George Washington

The Rise and Fall of Stanley McChrystal

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

A photo profile of the relieved commander of the American war effort in Afghanistan

Portraits of Chinese Workers

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

At an LED factory in Shenzhen, TIME meets some of the young men and women — all of them migrants — who are fueling China's booming economic growth

By Austin Ramzy

Photographs for TIME by Song Chao

A Glimpse into the World of the Speaker of the House

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

A glimpse into the world of the most powerful woman in American politics

Photographs by Gillian Laub for TIME

The Year in Pictures 2009

Wednesday, Dec. 09, 2009

TIME selects the year's most compelling photos

Ciao, Fellini! (Or We Love Fellini!)

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

A celebration of the Italian maestro's dolce vita antics on set, a prelude to the release of 9, a musical adaptation of the great director's masterpiece

Lady Gaga and Others Greet the Queen

Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

Lady Gaga tries to make an impression on Her Royal Majesty with an ensemble rouge, but it takes more than a red rubber dress to shock Elizabeth II. She has seen more than her fair share of snazzy duds

Barack Obama's First Year in the White House

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

TIME's photographer Callie Shell shares her thoughts about what it is like to photograph the President of the United States

Obama Accepts the Nobel Peace Prize

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

President Barack Obama becomes the third sitting American president to receive the award, which was established 108 years ago by Alfred Nobel, a wealthy chemist and investor of dynamite.

Have a Very Ridiculous Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009

Around the globe, the holiday season — with all its sundry trappings — gets under way

Brief History of the Turner Prize

Monday, Dec. 07, 2009

One of the art world's most prestigious and controversial honors was awarded Dec. 7 to Scottish painter Richard Wright. A look at past winners of the prize, distributed each year by London's Tate gallery to an artist under 50 born or working in Britain.

Student Protests in Iran

Monday, Dec. 07, 2009

Violent street demonstrations rock National Student Day in Tehran and other cities

Farewell to Panda Tai Shan

Friday, Dec. 04, 2009

The National Zoo announces that the beloved Giant Panda will return to China

Himalayan Glaciers Under Threat

Thursday, Dec. 03, 2009

Climate change at the top of the world imperils Asia's water supply

Photographs by Bharat Sikka for TIME

The Allure of the Oasis Cruise Ship

Thursday, Dec. 03, 2009

The largest cruise ship in the world, the Oasis of the Seas from Royal Caribbean goes through final preparations before setting sail. TIME photographer Andrew Kaufman gets a sneak peak at this floating city.

Christmas Arrives at the Obama White House

Thursday, Dec. 03, 2009

The First Lady chooses traditional decorations for the family's first Yuletide in Washington

A New Classic for NY: 41 Cooper Square

Wednesday, Dec. 02, 2009

A phenomenal new building by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Thom Mayne goes up in the East Village

West Point Speech: The View from the Stage

Wednesday, Dec. 02, 2009

TIME photographer Christopher Morris surveys the scene as the President describes his plan for Afghanistan to an audience of cadets at West Point

Photographs by Christopher Morris / VII for TIME

The Legacy of the Bhopal Chemical Leak

Monday, Nov. 30, 2009

The site of the Union Carbide tragedy is still a toxic mess and a continuing threat to a new generation of residents

Photographs by Alex Masi

Life in the Afghan National Army

Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009

A look at the troops who President Obama hopes will someday provide security in Afghanistan reveals a force with limited resources

Photographs by Scott Olson / Getty

Chelsea Clinton: A Life in Pictures

Friday, Aug. 21, 2009

An album of memories celebrates the engagement of Bill and Hillary's only child

The Cultural Demolition of Kashgar, China

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

An ancient Silk Road city is threatened by Chinese modernization

Photographs by Gilles Sabrie / OnAsia.com

A Deadly Massacre in The Philippines

Friday, Nov. 27, 2009

On Nov. 23, police discovered a mass grave that held over 50 bodies — victims of the worst election-related violence in Filipino history.

The Mumbai Attacks: One Year Later

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009

A year after coordinated terrorist attacks paralyzed Mumbai, India, the city is slowly finding its way back to normal

Ninja Warriors - From Myth to the Movies

Wednesday, Aug. 05, 2009

Rain stars in the latest shadow warrior film Ninja Assassin

Norman Rockwell: The Photographs Behind the Art

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

A new book, Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera, chronicles the iconic American painter's process

Shooting The Road: How to Find Hell on Earth

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

The Road's creators and star talk about scouting and filming their vision of a post-apocalyptic landscape

by Bryan Alexander

Obama's First State Dinner

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

The First Family hosts India's PM Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, as the administration's first official state visitors

Photographs for TIME by Brooks Kraft / Corbis

Abused No More: Rehabilitated Attack Dogs

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

The rescue of 500 fighting dogs, and the birth of 100 puppies, spares generations of canines from a tragic end. A gallery of dogs that are ready for homes

Photographs for TIME by David Harry Stewart

The 10 Worst Things About the Worst Decade Ever

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

From wars to financial meltdowns, TIME looks back on the low points of the past 10 years

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