Who Will Be Person of the Year 2008?

Monday, Nov. 17, 2008

Barack Obama? Gordon Brown? Michael Phelps? Click through the pros and cons of our finalists for Person of the Year and vote for the candidates you think are most deserving.

Holiday Buying Guide 2008

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008

A collection of the best entertainment gifts to make your holiday shopping a simple task

Black Friday Gifts

Friday, Nov. 28, 2008

A rundown of this year's most popular gift items, from the increasingly popular Blu-Ray player to good 'ole kitchen appliances.

Things You Didn't Know About Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008

While you're preparing, eating or sleeping off your Thanksgiving meal, ponder these bizarre Thanksgiving facts

Holiday Movie Preview

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

A nun, a priest, a lover, a cattle drover, a man who grows younger, a wrestler who won't quit, an interviewer and a former President, a bluesman, a gay activist, a happy couple and a band of brothers. By Richard Corliss.

Top 10 Presidential Pardons

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

Nearing the end of his tenure as President, George W. Bush granted several pardons on Nov. 24 — including that of Grammy-Award-winning rapper John Forte. TIME takes a look at some of the most controversial pardons of past presidencies

Top 10 Biopics

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk—America's first major openly gay politican—in Gus Van Sant's new biopic Milk. TIME looks back at 80 years of "Based on the life of..." films.

Top 10 Female Sports Pioneers

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008

When Japanese knuckleballer Eri Yoshida became the first woman drafted by a professional baseball team on Nov. 17, she joined an elite club of female athletes who have broken sport's gender barrier

The 10 Greatest College Pranks

Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

The eggheads at MIT and Caltech have an illustrious history of upstaging rival schools — and government officials

Conspiracy Theories

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

Nov. 22 marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald — at least, that's what the government wants us to think. A look at 10 of the world's most enduring conspiracy theories

The Year in Medicine 2008: From A to Z

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

TIME's annual alphabetical roundup of a sampling of those stories gives you an overview of the year behind and a hint of what might be in the one ahead.

The Luxury Index 2008

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

A complete guide to the people, places and products that are changing our perception of luxury while influencing and inspiring savvy consumers around the world

Audacious Acts of Piracy

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008

On Nov. 15, Somali pirates seized a Saudi supertanker and $100 million worth of crude oil. TIME takes a look at the worst (or is it best?) pirates in history

'Petrus', 'Javelin' and the 10 Best Secret Service Code Names

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

The new First Family's codenames have been revealed. How do they stack up against some of history's better monikers?

Worst Cabinet Members

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008

Sometimes those purported to be the best and the brightest are anything but. In the spirit of not making the same mistakes twice, TIME examines some of modern history's less-than-fabulous Cabinet appointments

Unfortunate Political One-Liners

Monday, Nov. 17, 2008

Nov. 17 marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of President Richard Nixon's his famous "I am not a crook" line at the height of the Watergate scandal. Flip through TIME's collection of other devastating political quotes

Bond Week

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008

He's saved the world two dozen times, all the while flirting and cracking jokes, sipping martinis and playing cards. On the eve of Quantum of Solace, we take a look back at the age of Bond, James Bond

10 Most Common Hospital Mishaps

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

In the more than 20 years I've practiced orthopedic surgery, I have come to recognize some common problems that plague patients, many of which are generally preventable. Here are 10 pitfalls to avoid.

Best Cabinet Members

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

As the President-elect and his transition team think about whom to tap for top jobs in the Obama Administration, TIME looks back on a group of 20th-century Cabinet members who distinguished their offices

George Carlin Quotes

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008

The Kennedy Center posthumously awarded this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to George Carlin. TIME takes a look at some of the legendary comedian's most memorable lines

Top 10 Microsoft Moments

Monday, Nov. 10, 2008

On April 23 2009, Microsoft posted its first profit decline since the company went public in 1986. TIME looks back at some of Microsoft's biggest wins — and its worst mistakes

10 Things to Do With Your Money Right Now

Thursday, Nov. 06, 2008

There's no telling if the budding recovery in credit markets will stick, and at this point a recession appears all but certain. Here are 10 things to do right now to protect your financial future

Posthumous Film Roles

Friday, Nov. 07, 2008

In honor of Bernie Mac's last performance, in Soul Men, TIME looks back at the most memorable posthumous movie performances of all time.

Four Steps to Ending the Foreclosure Crisis

Friday, Nov. 07, 2008

As Washington wrangles over a housing fix, evidence grows that there's a way to succeed

World Leaders React to Obama's Win

Tuesday, Nov. 04, 2008

Obama's victory generates new hope — and greater expectations

Who Will Obama Pick as Treasury Secretary?

Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2008

It may be President-elect Obama's most important early decision

Presidential Losers

Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2008

There's no second place in American politics, but there's often a second life. TIME takes a look at what happened to some of history's most famous runners-up

Obama's Agenda: Get America Back on Track

Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2008

You don't hoard political capital in a crisis. Here are five steps that would help get America back on track

10 Things That Never Happened in a Campaign Before

Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2008

A black nominee. A presidential spouse on the trail. This campaign created more firsts than any other in U.S. history.

Which Stocks Could Soar in an Obama Presidency?

Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

If Barack Obama wins, investors are already trying to scope out what industries and companies might be the growth sectors

10 Elections That Changed America

Wednesday, Nov. 05, 2008

Sure, the outcome is remarkable. But how will the '08 campaign hold up to history? Can any President shape a country like Lincoln? Save the U.S. like F.D.R.? From Washington to (surprise?) McKinley to Bush 43, these winners left an indelible legacy.

50 Best Inventions 2008

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

From a genetic testing service to an invisibility cloak to an ingenious public bike system to the world's first moving skyscraper — here are TIME's picks for the top innovations of 2008

Top 10 Oddball Election Indicators

Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

Who's got the best record of predicting election results? Forget the pundits. TIME takes a look at 10 strange (but sometimes true) presidential election predictors
By Alyssa Fetini and Frances Romero

Top 10 Ballot Measures

Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

Voters may need to bring study guides into the booth with them on Election Day. Thanks to well-funded and persistent special interest groups, about 150 ballot initiatives and propositions are up for consideration in more than 30 states

Top 10 Campaign Video Moments

Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

From live cable news broadcasts to e-mailed YouTube links, a look at the most unforgettable video from the 2008 campaign

The Next President's First Five Things To Do

Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

In 24 hours, either Barack Obama or John McCain will quickly turn to taking over the most powerful government on earth. So what does the winner do first?

Top 10 Haunted Places

Friday, Oct. 31, 2008

From war-torn battlefields to creaky mansions and ghostly ships, TIME looks at the lore behind the world's most haunted places

Top 10 Actors Turned Politicians

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

Saturday Night Live alum Al Franken is fighting to become Minnesota's next Senator, but he's far from the first person to turn celebrity into a run for office

Top 10 Shameless Sarah Palin Spoofs

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

How on earth did YouTube get by before Alaska governor Sarah Palin was tapped as the Republican vice-presidential candidate? TIME surveys the cream of the spoofs crop

Moments to Remember

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

Yes, it was an unforgettable political campaign. But what people recall most depends on whom you ask. A gallery of voices on the legacies of Campaign 2008

The Candidates on the Issues

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008

Much has been written about the differences between McCain and Obama, but the race remains a contest of issues. Here are side-by-side comparisons of both candidates on seven key issue, in their own words.

Top 10 Fringe World Titles

Monday, Oct. 27, 2008

With the 7th annual Rock Paper Scissors World Championship playing out Oct. 25 in Toronto, TIME takes a look at some of the strangest championships in the wide world of sports

Top 10 Teen Idols

Friday, Oct. 24, 2008

TIME takes a look at the top 10 teen idols of all time.

Breast Cancer: The Latest Medical Advances

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

The latest research helps turn thousands of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors

Fashionable Travelers Pick Their Favorites

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

Stylish jet setters dish their best tips, from a chef's preferred city for food (Bologna) to Claridge's most loved concierge (Martin)

Remembering the Great Depression

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

With the outlook gloomy for the U.S. economy, TIME takes a look back at what it was like during some of the nation's darkest days — through the eyes of those who were there

Top 10 World Series Moments

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

From flawless pitching performances to titanic home runs (and a misplayed ground ball), TIME has your bases covered on this tour of October's greatest moments

7 Things That Could Go Wrong on Election Day

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

When 130 million people vote, what do they get? Long lines, ID checks and court challenges. A guide to the potential chaos on November 4

Top 10 Longest Sequel Gaps

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008

John Updike's The Widows of Eastwick arrives almost a quarter century after its predecessor. Yet it ranks relatively low on the list of all-time greatest waits for sequels. TIME rounds up the longest hiatuses in cinematic and literary history.

Top 10 Worst Video-Game Movies

Monday, Oct. 20, 2008

TIME's look at the 10 worst console-to-screen adaptations is like shooting fish in a barrel with a plasma cannon.

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