Can China Compete? (Manufacturing)

The nation's vaunted export machine is losing ground. Here's how factories are trying to get back on track

Topsy-Turvy (Economies)

Amid the U.S. financial crisis, globalization is standing some conventional wisdom on its head

Anatomy of a Meltdown (Viewpoint)

As the U.S. housing-market crisis spreads to the global economy, more pain is ahead


Postcard: Naples

One of China's best-known painters transforms a pile of garbage into an artist's statement. A new genre of recycling in an Italian city riddled with waste


Depth of Field (Photography)

A Singapore photo festival exposes plenty of new talent

More to Love (Music)

Indonesia's trip-hop darlings release their sparkling sophomore album

Circles of Life (Books)

Against the backdrop of partition, Anuradha Roy unveils a debut novel of endings and beginnings


Far-Flung Luxury (Check In)

Easter Island's first proper hotel is a marriage of authenticity and luxury

How to Really Shine (Living It Up)

Bling My Thing specializes in customizing products with hand-painted Swarovski crystals

A Perfect Day in Cape Town (TIME Traveler)

Our Africa bureau chief, Alex Perry, reveals the best places to eat, drink, walk and swim