The World Cup As Big Business (The Well / World Cup 2010)

The tournament really took off when two controversial FIFA bosses harnessed the game to television audiences and corporate patronage

Yes, Soccer Is America's Game (World Cup 2010)

It's more than just kids. On the field, in the media, in the culture, the sport has grown in almost every direction

Stepping Up (World Cup 2010)

As the world's best players gather in South Africa, here are four to keep your eye on

Quest for The Cup (World Cup 2010)

A look at the globe's top players and teams as they head for South Africa


Leaving a Good Legacy (Commentary / Viewpoint)

Why the ethical case for combatting climate change is one that should appeal to conservatives


Catastrophe in the Gulf: How Bad Could It Get? (The Well / Nation)

The ongoing oil spill is an environmental calamity like none the U.S. has ever faced. And it's not just residents of the vulnerable Gulf who will get hit by it. This time we're all going to feel the pain

A Parish Builds a Barrier

Video: With the oil reaching the marshes, the coastal community of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana makes a move it hopes will stem the flow

Border Crackdowns and the Battle for Arizona (The Well / Nation)

A rancher's murder became the political catalyst for a tough new law aimed at illegal immigrants. But the state's controversial crackdown not only won't solve the border crisis — it may make it worse

A Murder by the Border

Photos: For the people who live along the Arizona Mexico divide, the debate about immigration is far more than political — it is their life, and sometimes even death



Altered Beast (Books)

Justin Cronin's debut as a horror writer is a powerhouse, set in a future America destroyed by vampires

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David (Q&A)

The news last month that Larry David's hit HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm would return in 2011 for an eighth misanthropic season sent millions of twisted hearts soaring. The TV Guide Network will air the entire series starting June 2.


Banning the Bandz (Life / Fashion)

Kids are so obsessed with these glorified rubber bands that schools are just saying no

Power of One (Life)

He started out just building a school. Then Twesigye Kaguri discovered it takes children to raise a village


10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (10 Questions)

His Holiness has a new book out, Toward a True Kinship of Faiths. The Dalai Lama will now take your questions


South Africa's Summit

The rising democracy is host to sport's greatest event--and our Global Forum will underscore the continent's potential



The Skimmer

Book Review: Hitch 22 by Christopher Hitchens

A Brief History of BP

Protesting BP

As the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, anger at British Petroleum inspires critics to stage bold protests