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Macau: A Succession Saga Fit for a Casino King

They call him the 'King of Macau' — and that's no mere flourish. Stanley Ho, an enigmatic billionaire and one-time ballroom dancer, built a multi-billion...

What the Bible Has to Say About Sex

Editor of The New Oxford Annotated Bible Michael Coogan recently applied his thorough knowledge of Scripture to a universal and eternally relevant topic: sex. In...

World Watch

BERLIN About 1,500 police prevented clashes between 350 neo-Nazis and around 700 antiracists in the German capital's center. Shouting "We are one people," the...

In Israel, the Messiah with More Than 30 'Wives'

Goel Ratzon's Facebook profile shows the bespectacled Israeli with shoulder-length white hair and neatly trimmed beard and says he is currently dating and has 36...

Dear John: Another Sparks Weepie

Dear John is the fifth of Nicholas Sparks' books to be turned into a movie, which means that even if you haven't read a word of his novels, if you are a regular...

Television

1 Mad Men (AMC) It was a season of big transitions for TV's great period drama. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and his wife Betty (January Jones) finally split as the...

Could Zuma Be What South Africa Needs?

If even some of the more modest predictions about Jacob Zuma's rise to power had been correct, South Africa would be an empty, corrupt dictatorship by now. Back...

Even in a Tainted Election, Voting Still Matters

Four years ago, during a similarly sultry Tehran summer, I had an argument with Shirin Ebadi about whether Iranians should vote in their country's presidential...

Hisham Talaat Moustafa: Egypt's Condemned Tycoon

On May 21, after a trial that captivated the Arab world for nearly seven months, Egyptian billionaire Hisham Talaat Moustafa was sentenced to death for hiring a...

Profile: Jacob Zuma, South Africa's New President

Observers have quipped that the greatest mystery surrounding South Africa's presidential elections this week was not the identity of the victor — Jacob Zuma...

Selling Brides: Native Mexican Custom or Crime?

U.S. courtroom dramas don't usually have much impact in this ramshackle village of Triqui Indians deep in the mountains of southern Mexico. But a new case...

She Ain't Heavy

Somewhere between low-brow movies and art-house fare is a sweet spot occupied by films that explore weighty subjects while still managing to entertain in a...

Milk: It's Good, and Good for You

Correction Appended: December 3, 2008 Harvey Milk, the San Francisco gay activist who was murdered 30 years ago tomorrow, has a New York City public school, a...

Morocco's Gentle War On Terror

The three teenage girls sniffing glue in the back of the bus must have thought the fumes had melted their brains. Here they were in the North African kingdom of...

The World

1 | Cambodia Temple Tensions Thai and Cambodian troops are facing off over the 11th century Preah Vihear temple on the countries' shared border. The feud follows...

The Man Who Made Romney Possible

Gordon B. Hinckley will be remembered for a lot of things within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose President and Prophet he was until his...