Newsweek International

Newsweek International is a consumer magazine covering general interest issues with editorial content. Newsweek Inc. publishes this periodical weekly. Fareed Zakaria is the Editor.

Articles from Vol. 160, No. 06, August 6

A Big Hug for Hugo
Byline: Mac Margolis Latin American democracy is in worse shape than you think. Small, poor, and landlocked, Paraguay doesn't usually exert much influence in the world. The entire country has a population no larger than Rio de Janeiro's (6.5...
Artist without Borders
Byline: Blake Gopnik Boetti's works foreshadowed our postmodern world. One of our most venerable cliches describes artists as channeling the spirit of their age. But what about someone so finely tuned, he reflects an era that came after his own?...
Elisabeth Badinter
Byline: Tracy McNicoll The heiress-intellectual jumps into the mommy wars. Feminist iconoclast Elisabeth Badinter, 68, is a public intellectual in the French design. Her au naturel look--cashmere sweaters and a clipped-back, now silvery mane--has...
Foreigners at the Gates
Byline: Duncan Hewitt As China grapples with rising nationalism and an influx of foreign residents, the country's long and contradictory relationship with outsiders is coming to the fore--and it's turning ugly. Beijing's Sanlitun Village mall...
Look West, Young Vintner
Byline: Alice Feiring Burgundy winemakers rediscover the Hautes-Cotes. Burgundy vineyard land costs an average of $1 million an acre. It gives birth to wines that the world lusts for. And so the Cote d'Or, the stretch of land that starts at Dijon...
Mr. Buddhism Inc
Byline: Isaac Stone Fish Shi Yongxin has turned Shaolin into a thriving brand. The Shaolin monastery--the birthplace of kung fu, immortalized by scores of martial-arts movies and the adulation of the Wu-Tang Clan--is run by the Abbot Shi Yongxin,...
Shattering South Korea's Ceiling
Byline: B.J. Lee Samsung's female employees are breaking through old barriers. For a country with a centuries-old tradition of patriarchal Confucianism, South Korea has come a long way in terms of gender equality. If current opinion polls prove...
The City: Medellin
Byline: Hector Abad Hector Abad on a corner of Colombia where light battles darkness. The region is called Antioquia (like the ancient city Antiochia), and it's one of the most mountainous in South America. Mountainous and jungly. From Patagonia...
The Cost of Corruption
Byline: Melinda Liu In China, crooked governance takes its toll. Nearly a decade ago, Liu Zhijun became China's railway minister with dreams of leapfrogging ahead of the world by building a vast, glittering network of high-speed trains. The project...
The Mail
'Is the Onslaught Making Us Crazy?' The solution to the iCrazy problem (July 16) can be found a few pages later in the Nora Ephron retrospective: "You don't have to tell everybody everything that's going on the minute it's going on," Meg Ryan said...
The Rebellion Behind the Veil
Byline: Karen House Two Saudi women are competing for the first time in London. Thousands are daring to challenge the status quo at home. A remarkable thing happened this past May in Riyadh. Officers belonging to Saudi Arabia's ever-zealous religious...