Best Movies, TV, Books and Theater of the Decade

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

TIME's critics pick their favorites from a bountiful decade in the arts

A Report Card on Obama's First Year

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

While the nation's 44th President has not been overmatched, he has not yet mastered the role either. A look at five things Obama is doing better than you may realize, and five things he is doing worse

Critics' Picks: Who Will Go Home With an Oscar?

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009

Early analysis of the 2010 Oscars finds a distinct lack of suspense in certain categories. Who are the front-runners to pick up the coveted gold statues?

50 Moments of 2009: A Week by Week News Chronicle

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

A week by week look at the people, stories and images that defined the past year

Person of the Year 2009: Ben Bernanke

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

The story of the year was a weak economy that could have been much, much weaker. Thank the man who runs the Federal Reserve, our mild-mannered economic overlord

The Top 10 Everything of 2009

Monday, Dec. 07, 2009

From movies to scandals, viral videos to scientific discoveries, TIME charts the highs and lows of the past year in 50 — count 'em — wide-ranging lists

Sticking Points on House and Senate Health Reform

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009

Senate Democrats and the White House may be celebrating the passage of health reform. But for Obama to have something to sign in the New Year, the House and Senate will have to resolve several key differences

Top 10 Freakishly Specific Lists from The Onion A.V. Club

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

Everyone loves a good list. The writers of the arts and entertainment arm of the newspaper The Onion more than most. In their new book Inventory (Scribner), they've put together a compendium of their most hilarious, obscure and precise lists

Top 10 James Cameron Moments

Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

James Cameron's Avatar, which hits theaters across the U.S. Dec. 18, is the notoriously difficult director's first film in more than 10 years. In honor of its release, TIME takes a look back at the best scenes in his epic films

Technology Pioneers Who Will Change Your Life

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

Meet some of the World Economic Forum's Technology Pioneers — and the innovations they are bringing to market

Best Business Books of 2009

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009

Sagas of Bernie and Ayn. A theory gone wrong. How the mighty fell into Wall Street hell

Top 10 Toy Crazes

Tuesday, Jun. 01, 2010

Squinkies — the tiny, squeezable rubber toys that come enclosed in plastic bubbles — are just the latest fad to take over the minds of children. From Tickle Me Elmo to Tamagotchis, TIME looks back at other toy trends from years past

Top 10 Odd Spa Treatments

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009

What do you get the spa denizen who has everything? How about a bird-poo facial? TIME looks at that and nine other bizarre beauty treatments

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Hanukkah

Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

The Jewish festival of lights starts Dec. 11. Here's a few things you probably didn't know about the holiday

Who's Who in the Battle Against the Taliban

Wednesday, Dec. 09, 2009

President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will send another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan in 2010 has re-focused attention on the fight against the Taliban, and on what other countries are doing to help

Heisman Trophy Winners

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008

Mark Ingram became Alabama's first Heisman Trophy winner Saturday night, snagging one of sport's most coveted pieces of hardware and the first for the storied program. Here's a look at TIME's top 10 Heisman winners

Top 10 Disney Controversies

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

Disney's latest animated flick, The Princess and the Frog, is the first to feature a black heroine — but it's still raising some eyebrows. Disney's no stranger to controversy — here are 10 scandals from the company's past

L.A. Auto Show Unveils 2011 Cars

Wednesday, Dec. 09, 2009

The Los Angeles Auto Show, which officially kicked off on Friday, is the showcase for a bevy of beauties from the world's automakers, many of them not yet on the production line

Who Will Be Person of the Year 2009?

Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009

Take a look at the candidates and cast your vote

Top 10 Endangered Exports

Monday, Dec. 07, 2009

A hotter globe will have a profound effect on how we live our lives — and also on our economies. TIME looks at 10 exports — from Italian pasta to Argentine honey — that are likely to be hit as our climate shifts

Starting Gun Sounds for the 2010 World Cup

Friday, Dec. 04, 2009

Will England finally be contenders, or will the USA ruin their chances? Will African teams trip up the likes of France, Germany and Spain? All this and more in TIME's group-by-group analysis of the draw for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Top Chef, Meet Biggest Loser

Friday, Dec. 04, 2009

How to slim down when your job is tempting other people's palates

Which Are the Best Netbooks?

Wednesday, Dec. 02, 2009

Netbooks are small, sleek and surprisingly good at putting real computing power in your backpack or briefcase. TIME's staff tested the leading netbooks on the market today, and here's what we found

Short List: TIME's Weekly Critics' Picks

Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

Ray Romano does drama, Tom Waits' live album, a new Bing Crosby boxed set, and more.

Top 10 Oprah Protégés

Wednesday, Dec. 02, 2009

The New York Post reports that Toronto psychotherapist Dr. Anne Dranitsaris could be in line to become Oprah's next media darling, one of many professionals whose career has been made (or broken) by the talk-show dynamo

Top 10 People Caught On Facebook

Tuesday, Dec. 01, 2009

In case you haven't figured it out by now, Facebook isn't as private as you might think. Everyone from underage drinkers to White House gate-crashers has been undone by the proof of their misdeeds on the social networking site

25 Authentic Asian Experiences

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009

From taking in the towering mountain ranges flanking the Karakoram Highway to a tall, pink glass of air bandung, here are 25 places to go, people to see and things to try across Asia

Where to Find the Best Cyber Monday Deals

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009

After one-day in-store blowouts on Black Friday, it's time for online retailers to take their turn with Cyber Monday. Here's some of the best (and most unique) deals to be found, no crowds or car necessary's Holiday Gift Guide 2009

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Books, music, dvds, games and gifts that give back — TIME picks the best offerings for this holiday season

10 Things You Didn't Know About Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009

While you're preparing, eating or sleeping off your holiday meal, ponder these little-known facts

The Year in Health 2009

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009

Even in tough economic times, science doesn't stop. The past year was another in which we got a lot smarter — and maybe a little healthier. Here are some highlights

Holiday Movies: Previewing the Season's Hot Tickets

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

TIME's Richard Corliss previews the season's best offerings and hottest tickets

Top 10 Sporting Cheats

Saturday, Sep. 19, 2009

Following Formula One driver Nelson Piquet Jr.'s revelation that he was ordered to crash his car on purpose at last year's Singapore Grand Prix, TIME looks back at some of the most infamous cases of sporting chicanery

Our Greatest Explorations and Adventures

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

From the Moon to Mount Everest, our list of the greatest leaps and highest climbs in human history

The Copenhagen Climate Conference

Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

TIME looks at what's on the agenda for the talks in Copenhagen that begin on Dec. 7

Top 10 Political Memoirs

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Sarah Palin's new memoir is hardly the first to stir controversy

Five Painless Ways to Cut Expenses

Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Trimming the home budget doesn't have to mean more macaroni and fewer cable channels. Here are five ways to smartly — and painlessly — cut your family's expenses.

The 10 Biggest Oprah Controversies

Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

The pioneering media mogul has weathered her fair share of conflict. TIME takes a look back at 10 heated controversies

The Queen of Talk's Top 10 Moments

Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

From her infamous interview with a love-struck Tom Cruise to an unforgettable car giveaway, TIME explores the talk-show host's most memorable moments

The 50 Best Inventions of 2009

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

From a rocket of the future to a $10 million lightbulb, here are TIME's picks for the best new gadgets and breakthrough ideas of the year

Tech Buyer's Guide 2009

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

From the new BlackBerry Bold 9700 to monitor-friendly optical lenses, here are 20 new techie gadgets not to be missed

Technology Roundtable

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

Talking about the future of technology is a little like talking about the future of the future. Where do you start? Luckily, we had help from some of the smartest folks in tech — all previous TIME 100 honorees. Strap on your rocket pack and let's go

The Accused 9/11 Plotters: What Happened to Them?

Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

TIME takes a look at some of the men alleged to have plotted and carried out the 9/11 strikes

America's 10 Best College Presidents

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

Ohio State's E. Gordon Gee and nine other dynamos at the nation's top schools

Top 10 Outrageous PETA Stunts

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and his wife bare it all in the name of animal awareness. To mark the latest in a long line of eye-opening publicity campaigns, TIME takes a look at 10 of the organization's most shocking stunts

Cashing In on the YouTube Effect

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

Silly videos made them Internet stars. Here's how they made some cash.

Top 10 Sesame Street Moments

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

To mark the 40th anniversary of the show that revolutionized children's TV, TIME presents the most memorable moments in Sesame Street history

Stephen King on His 10 Longest Novels

Monday, Nov. 09, 2009

Landing on nightstands everywhere this fall with a monstrous thwack, the 1,000-plus page Under the Dome is Stephen King's third longest novel. In an interview with TIME, the prolific author reflects on his new book and nine of its fellow doorstops.

Ten Races That Have Democrats Worried for 2010

Thursday, Nov. 05, 2009

A look at the 10 elections that have Democrats most concerned

Obama After a Year: What's Changed, and What Hasn't

Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2009

Mark Halperin appraises the achievements, and lack of them, in the first year since President Obama's election

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