French luggage maker Goyard caters to a faithful clientele, philanthropic parents are encouraging their children to follow their example, and it costs more than a house, roars like a jet engine and drives faster than anything on the road today
The destination may not have changed since Apollo 11, but space-racing technology certainly has
One of the remaining four contestants flubs their lyrics during an evening of songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
You probably already know being thrifty with the air-conditioning and getting a tuneup before a road trip improves your mileage. Here are other smart ways to scrimp
TIME explores the most exotic, beautiful and interesting getaways
Paula Abdul gets confused after Idol changes the format and makes the judges give their verdict at the end of each round
On the 15th anniversary of the Branch Davidian conflagration in Waco, Texas, a look back at the murderous and suicidal groups that stunned the world
Our annual guide to the finest in Asia. And other delights for Mind, Body and Soul
The six finalists take on Andrew Lloyd Webber, and James Poniewozik tries to pick which one will be Superstar
So far the U.S. has largely sat out the war against climate change but that can change. We have a plan
He seemed fed up with Clinton's fight during their faceoff in Pennsylvania, but she did nothing to dislodge him from his frontrunner status
It's Mariah Carey week. With advice from the diva songstress herself, do the contestants manage to impress the judges?
Tiger Woods is favored to win this year's Green Jacket. But will someone join the list of all-time great collapses?
Tonight's theme brings a selection of "inspirational" songsbut what exactly does that mean to the contestants?
From millions of blogs about nothing, we've selected the 25 best about somethingfrom politics to sports to sex. And, yes, we've got a few about nothing, too
On the 40th anniversary of his assassination, TIME talks with the four surviving aides who were with him that fateful day
Vote for the leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and thinkers who you feel should be on our list of the world's most influential
Idol contestants duke it out singing Dolly Parton's hits. Which of the remaining nine put a convincing spin on the country diva's famous tunes?
Great design is no longer reserved solely for museum-worthy products, as designers turn their attention to everything from books to artisanal food, from lighting to transportation
A brief history of the war month by month, quote by quote
Contestants sing songs that were hits the year they were born. It's another night in the 1980s, with a '70s and a '90s baby thrown in the mix. Will the group's third stab at the decade be the charm?
As March Madness begins, we rank the most memorable games in which top-ranked teams were knocked off early
This evening brings back more selections from the Beatles. With a second chance, do the contestants make better song choices this week?
More than money, more than politics, ideas are the secret power that this planet runs on. Here are a few you need to know about
The competition is on with the opening of the Lennon/McCartney songbook. Which contestant takes the risks with these classic songs?
On the magazine's 85th anniversary, here's a look back at the most memorable, and not so memorable, covers. Vote for your favorites
Lurid revelations like those about Eliot Spitzer aren't new. But the ways they are uncovered have become more sophisticated
American Idol returns to its primordial decade -- the '80s -- and celebrates with strong female performances
It's 80s night, which means -- yikes -- Wham!, as well as a surprisingly good Lionel Richie cover. So who survives?
This season it seems that few are willing to take the kinds of fashion risks that seemed so easy just six months ago. The shock of chic will have to suffice
Amid a scattering of rockers and divas, few of the female singers made a big impression during '70s week
Forget Joan Rivers. TIME's Joe Klein and Mark Halperin dish out their first ever red carpet fashion reviews
From a pet's-eye-view camera to an interactive Elmo, here's a look at the hottest games, dolls and gadgets from the annual American International Toy Fair
Overall Clinton did better than Obama. But, says Mark Halperin, his lead made it imperative that she have a game-changing performance, and she failed in that respect
You thought the Boomers were conspicuous consumers? Watch out here come The Millennials
It's time for the season 7 finalists to perform for real. TIME's music critic Josh Tyrangiel evaluates the female hopefuls
Ten years after Titanic took the big award, Richard Corliss looks back at the '98 Oscars and picks what should have won
A guide to where each candidate stands on the education policies that will have the biggest impact in the classroom
Abu Dhabi is investing billions in oil and gas profits to turn itself into the world's leader in renewable energy. Read about the country's vision as well as China's soaring electricity bill and how nuclear power is making a comeback
The 50th Grammy Awards opened with a dead guy and gave a 67-year-old the big prize. Amy Winehouse and Tina Turner ruled, while the Beatles and Pavarotti got painful tributes
In honor of Black History Month, TIME critic Richard Corliss reflects on 25 defining works over nearly a century of cinema that broke down the walls of intolerance on the big screen
From Bud Light to all the "funny" foreigners, James Poniewozik reviews every ad on the industry's biggest day
The real fight is just around the corner in the general election. And the competing Democratic and Republican approaches to the key issues are like oil and water. Or Oprah and Chuck Norris.
As a testament to his suddenly strong position in the battle for the GOP nomination, says Mark Halperin, the Senator showed off all of his worst traits -- and still easily beat back Mitt Romney's desperate efforts to knock him off his perch
A round up of pieces focusing on the annual World Economic Forum which takes place in Davos, Switzerland
Season 7 begins in earnest with 12 male finalists that run the gamut from "forgettable" to "karaoke." Still, at least one early favorite has emerged
Mitt has a moment -- just when he needed one. But for the rest of the field, it was a snooze-fest of missed opportunities
Analysis: Any dreams of a Clinton-Obama ticket were probably ended after their testiest encounter yet. Mark Halperin gives Obama the edge
The region's music is fresher than ever. If you haven't checked out these artists yet, you'll be doing so soon
Green was the favorite color of the North American International Auto Show. Hence lithium batteries and biofuel engines. But don't forget the cars...