Haiti's Agony (Cover)
One of the worst-ever natural disasters in the western hemisphere leaves the Haitian capital in ruins. What it will take to rebuild
Bill Clinton: What Haiti Needs (Viewpoint)
The country can still be a success, says the former President, if the world responds quickly
Can Robert Bobb Fix Detroit's Public Schools? (The Well / Assignment Detroit)
Detroit's public schools have been mismanaged for years and in some cases simply abandoned. Can Robert Bobb fix them? Can anyone?
Kids from Ann Arbor Elementary School and Cody High School share their hopes with TIME
Robert Bobb, Emergency Financial Manager of Detroit Public Schools, discusses how he plans to overhaul public education in the ailing city.
The Uncertain Future of Sarah Palin (The Well / Nation)
Is she done with politics? Or just getting started?
Lessons of Leno: Why the Future Failed for NBC (Commentary / Tuned In)
NBC's fiasco with The Jay Leno Show demonstrates how the media are stuck between a dying old model and a yet-to-be-invented new one
A Limit to Compassion (Commentary)
Congress keeps extending jobless benefits. But what if that only prolongs unemployment?
Obama is not the first President to find out how hard it is to make or keep friends in the White House
Jeremy Lin has emerged as one of the country's élite college basketball players. Why does he still get mocked for being Asian?
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
In the Hughes brothers' future-shock Book of Eli, Denzel Washington adds action to his old screen magic
Walking the Line (Books)
Joshua Ferris follows his breakout comic debut with a novel about marriage and madness
TIME'S PICKS FOR THE WEEK
David Ho: The Man Who Could Beat AIDS (The Well / Science)
David Ho has already helped the world control HIV with powerful new drugs. For his next trick, he'd like to eradicate it
How Cows (Grass-Fed Only) Could Save the Planet (The Well / Environment)
Environmentalists have been giving cows a bad rap in recent years. Between what bovines eat and what they excrete, cattle production emits a lot of greenhouse gas. But if fed solely grass, cows could play a key role in reversing climate change
What cows eat greatly determines their environmental impact
How to Teach Kids About Money (Life / Cash Crunch)
Today's conventional wisdom isn't working. What will?
Scores have been falling on tests that measure high schoolers' financial literacy. Would you ace this one?
The Trouble with Fish Oil (Life / Going Green)
It may be good for humans, but it's threatening a species that is vital to the ocean's health
10 Questions for Harrison Ford (10 Questions)
The Indiana Jones star's new movie, Extraordinary Measures, is out Jan. 22. Harrison Ford will now take your questions
French Movie Master Eric Rohmer Dies at 89 (Milestones)
Director Eric Rohmer's career examining the finer points of young love began with My Night at Maud's, the 1969 chatfest that swept him into the global spotlight, and ended Jan. 11, with his death in Paris at 89
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