18 iPhone Games To Keep You Occupied

Games for those itching for something new to play on your next cab ride, road trip, or bicycle ride.

Top 10 Gangsters in Pop Culture

Monday, Sep. 20, 2010

Steve Buscemi portrays a powerful politico and gangster named Nucky Thompson in HBO's new series Boardwalk Empire. To mark the show's premiere, TIME takes a look at other mob bosses that have reigned on American television and movie screens

Top 10 Oddball Celebrity-Branded Products

Friday, Sep. 17, 2010

Lady Gaga: pop star, fashion icon, meat-dress diva ... perfume scent? Gaga will launch a new perfume line in spring 2012. In honor of this surely fragrant concoction, TIME takes a look at unlikely celebrity product deals

The Week in Viral Video

Friday, Sep. 17, 2010

Artistic, inspiring and always addictive, these videos caught the Internet's eye this week

What Kids Should Know About Money

Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2010

By age 5 your child should know what coins are worth; by 18 they should understand what interest can do to help — and hurt — them

Top 10 Notorious Mexican Drug Lords

Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2010

The arrest of a series of Mexican criminal kingpins offers small encouragement as Mexico tries to rein in the powerful drug cartels. TIME looks at 10 prominent gangsters who have so far evaded justice

Rating the VMA Performances

Monday, Sep. 13, 2010

In between Kanye jokes and Lady Gaga costume changes, MTV found time to host the 2010 Video Music Awards. TIME's Claire Suddath takes a look at the performances

Ph.D. Dropout Shakes Up the Beauty Biz

Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010

Natural ingredients like Amazonian clay are just part of Tarte's recent sucess, which includes a 50% jump in sales last year. The rest of its magic springs from young CEO Maureen Kelly, who possesses an uncanny sense of what young women want

Top 10 Unforgettable TV Sounds

Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2010

The crime drama Law & Order celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. Besides spawning multiple spin-offs, it is also known for its immediately recognizable doink doink. TIME takes a look at other unmistakable television sounds

10 Ways to Stay Connected While on the Road

Monday, Sep. 13, 2010

For the frequent traveler, here are ten gadgets and money-saving tips that should make keeping in touch with the office or family back home just a bit simpler

Fall Entertainment Preview: Movies, Music, TV and More

Thursday, Sep. 09, 2010

The days are getting shorter, but there's still plenty to do. Take a spin through the best of the coming season

10 Start-Ups That Will Change Your Life

Thursday, Sep. 09, 2010

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

The Week's Best Viral Videos

Friday, Sep. 10, 2010

From the adorable to the literary to the just plain painful, here are the videos that got the Internet talking this week

Top 10 Tennis Rivalries

Thursday, Sep. 09, 2010

Nothing ignites engrossing one-on-one match-ups quite like championship tennis finals: two players, one title. So with the U.S. Open in full swing, TIME takes a look at some historic (and current) rivalries

Five British Indie Bands to Watch

Wednesday, Sep. 08, 2010

Britain has an indie scene all its own, and its hottest artists are making their way to the U.S. and beyond. Here are five new acts to keep an eye on, including the xx, winners of the 2010 Mercury Prize

20 Back-To-School Gadgets

Thursday, Sep. 02, 2010

As the academic year begins, so begins your hunt for the perfect back-to-school devices. We've put together a comprehensive shopping list for this year's hottest gadgetry — from the best java fix to a pen that does the listening for you

Top 10 Famous Toilets

Tuesday, Sep. 07, 2010

We spend over half our lives on the toilet, yet the humble seat rarely receives its due. The recent sale of John Lennon's toilet for $14,740 and the eBay auction of J.D. Salinger's toilet has given TIME reason to look back on other famous pottys

Meet Denmark's New Prime Minister and 12 More Women in Power

Monday, Aug. 23, 2010

On Sept. 15 Helle Thorning-Schmidt led her political alliance to victory in Denmark, paving the way for her to become the country's first female Prime Minister. In honor of female politicians kicking through glass ceilings, TIME takes a look at 13 women who have made it to the top

Katrina: Five Years After

Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010

Half a decade has passed since the levees in New Orleans' Ninth Ward broke, flooding the city and devastating lives. TIME looks back at the stories that were told there

Top 10 Ridiculously Violent Movies

Friday, Sep. 03, 2010

Machete, a film that grew out of a fake trailer in Grindhouse, promises plenty of absurd violence. TIME looks at other flicks with over-the-top gore. (Warning — the following content may contain violence.)

Top 10 Oddly Insured Body Parts

Wednesday, Sep. 01, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu's luscious locks are incredibly now worth $1 million. TIME takes a look at other famously expensive anatomical features

Top 10 Famous Volcanoes

Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010

After 400 years of dormancy, Indonesia's Mount Sinabung awoke from its slumber — an eruption that has already displaced 30,000 people. TIME takes a look at other well-known volcanoes and the destruction they've caused

Top 10 Movie Re-Releases

Monday, Aug. 30, 2010

This weekend, an expanded version of James Cameron's Avatar hit theaters with an additional nine minutes of footage. TIME takes a look back at other famous cinematic re-introductions

Top 10 Emmy Snubs

Friday, Aug. 27, 2010

Sunday, Aug. 29, marks the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. TIME takes a look back at some of the most egregious oversights and insults in the award show's history

The 50 Best Websites of 2010

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

From the helpful to the distracting, the big-hitters to the unknowns, this is TIME's road map to the best the Web has to offer

Ad Mania: The Top Viral Campaign Videos

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

As election season heats up, TIME takes a look at some of the campiest, craziest and creepiest campaigns ads to land in our inboxes this year

Top 10 Angry Breakup Songs

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010

Cee-Lo Green's viral hit single "F___ You," which went from nowhere to everywhere within days, is more musically pleasant than its name suggests. Still, he ain't happy about a love gone bad. TIME looks at angry tunes about sour relationships

What's So Great About Organic Food?

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

Organic food comes with real health benefits and significant costs. TIME looks at both sides of the debate

Top 10 Embarrassing Celebrity Commercials

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010

Hollywood's Jackie Chan is China's go-to pitchman. But his apparent indiscriminate hawking of just about anything has led to endorsements of what some say are faulty products. TIME takes a look at other embarrassing celeb product pitchers

The Songs of Summer

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

What makes a pop confection worth turning the volume up and rolling the windows down? Time rates a season of singles

Top 10 Killer Animal Movies

Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

Time and again, Hollywood has taught us that animals want nothing more than to devour us. As Piranha 3D hits movie screens, TIME takes a look at some of cinema's other memorable killer creature flicks

25 Worst (We Mean Best) Infomercials

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

There are moments when your television seems to be broadcasting from another planet. These are those moments. In no particular order, TIME presents the most baffling and hilarious infomercials ever

Top 10 Things Today's Kids Will Never Experience

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010

The class of 2014 doesn't wear watches, doesn't write in cursive and has no idea why Nirvana is awesome. That's according to Beloit College's annual Mindset List, aimed at helping teachers understand today's cultural references

Top 10 Offbeat Fan Followings

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010

At this year's gathering of fans of the rap-rock group Insane Clown Posse, Z-list reality star Tila Tequila was forced off stage by various projectiles. TIME looks at other phenomenons with intense fan bases

Top 10 Weird Insect Mating Rituals

Monday, Aug. 16, 2010

A new study reports that male pond skaters — the Brian Boitanos of the insect world — bully and frighten their female counterparts into mating with them. TIME takes a look at other odd (and sometimes disturbing) insect mating rituals

Top 10 Movie Duels

Friday, Aug. 13, 2010

The comic series Scott Pilgrim, in which the hero must duel his love's horde of evil ex-boyfriends, is now on the big screen. TIME takes a look at some of the greatest movie battles of all time

Veggie-Centric Recipes: Chefs Do More with Less Meat

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010

Examples of how seven big-name chefs are shrinking their customers' carnivore quota

Franzen's Bookshelf

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010

Jonathan Franzen offers his take on five novels that inspired him recently

Top 10 Mad-As-Hell Moments

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010

Flight attendant Steve Slater proved righteous anger and a clever escape plan are enough to get you in the news. TIME takes a look at other great fed-up moments, both real and fictional

Top 10 CEO Scandals

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010

With his Aug. 6 ouster, HP's Mark Hurd joins a cast of disgraced CEOs who have been forced to leave the companies they once guided. TIME takes a look at executive scandals that rocked the business world

Top 10 Failed Celebrity Political Campaigns

Monday, Aug. 09, 2010

While no one knows whether Wyclef Jean will be successful in his bid for President of Haiti, TIME takes a look at other stars who came before him — and failed in their bid to lead

Top 10 Weird Government Secrets

Friday, Aug. 06, 2010

It's not just military secrets that governments keep close. Like the recently-revealed allegation that Winston Churchill ordered a cover-up of a UFO sighting, seem more amusing than disturbing. TIME takes a look at other odd hush-hush moments.

What's Next: Top 10 Travel Trends

Tuesday, Aug. 03, 2010

Travel industry trends you need to know before planning your next trip

Top 10 Technology Bans

Thursday, Aug. 05, 2010

This week, the United Arab Emirates announced that it would ban BlackBerry services — causing no small degree of consternation among local gadget geeks and businessmen. TIME looks at other devices and technologies reined in by governments

Top 50 American Roadside Attractions

Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2010

What better way to celebrate summer than a road trip? TIME takes a look (in alphabetical order) at 50 of the most nostalgic, gaudy, run-down, and kitschy roadside attractions from Alcatraz to Niagra

Top 10 Overplayed Wedding Songs

Tuesday, Aug. 03, 2010

Wedding season is in full swing — which means you'll be hearing your fair share of predictable first dance songs. Even Chelsea Clinton couldn't escape the cliche curse, having picked Etta James' "At Last" for her initial whirl

Top 10 Long Forgotten Liquors

Monday, Aug. 02, 2010

After Swedish divers found a two-century old bottle of champagne at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in July, TIME looks at ten drinks that almost got lost in the dregs of history

Top 10 Presidential Pop Culture Moments

Thursday, Jul. 29, 2010

The daytime talk show The View scored a big interview this week — none other than the President himself. As Barack Obama's interview airs, TIME takes a look at other moments in history when the POTUS came face-to-face with popular culture.

Great Moments in Web Comedy

Thursday, Jul. 29, 2010

Funny or Die is helping reinvent comedy for the Web. But it's not the only player

What to Read This Summer

Friday, Jul. 23, 2010

The summer's hot writers on what's on their nightstand, Kindle or beach chair

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