Articles

The Last Days Of Osama Bin Laden

Early on the morning of May 2, 2011, the residents of Osama bin Laden's heavily fortified compound were startled awake by the sound of explosions. Bin Laden's...

Does Yoga Really Drive People Wild with Desire?

An article about sex scandals in yoga is heating up the New York Times most-emailed list. Writer William Broad, author of a new book on the popular practice,...

Mideast Meets Midwest

When I was growing up in Monroe, Mich., one of our biggest football games each season was against the Fordson High Tractors, from the Detroit suburb of...

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...

A Gay-Marriage Lawsuit Dares to Make Its Case

The legal case that gay-rights activists feared to see is about to get under way in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. For the next several weeks, plaintiffs...

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...