Our Time Has Come (Europe)

In outlook and personality, Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy are surprisingly similar. Here's what their ascent to power will mean for Europe, the U.S. and the global economy

Gordon Brown's Personality Test (Europe | Gordon Brown)

He's got the brain, the know-how and the drive. So why should it matter that few Brits fancy the idea of drinking a beer with their next Prime Minister, Gordon Brown?

Patriot Gains (Europe | Nicolas Sarkozy)

Sarkozy promises a French revival. So how will he go about achieving it? (Hint: don't expect sweetness and light)


Fashionably Late (Strategy)

Topshop rules the "fast-fashion" market in Britain, but it's not going to rush its expansion to the U.S.

A Room with No View (Hospitality)

A new breed of budget hoteliers have small solutions to the shortage of affordable beds


Rue Awakening (Exhibitions)

Eugène Atget chronicled the vanishing world of old Paris. A landmark show celebrates his vision


Bad Hair Days

The tale of an American beautician's mission in Afghanistan


Czech Book (Photography)

A retrospective volume summarizes the dark genius of Josef Koudelka

Tempted By the Apple (Amuse Bouche)

Mumbai's Trishna is an institution, crammed with a mixture of locals, Bollywood celebrities and tourists. It's also the only Indian eatery on the late R.W. Apple's list of the world's finest

Hot Java (Diversions)

Notoriously traffic-snarled Jakarta finally gets an entertainment zone with shopping, dining and drinking choices all within walking distance