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. 159, No. 18, April 30

An Autism Breakthrough?
Byline: Kent Sepkowitz New research reveals an old story. In the early years after World War II, researchers were sure they knew the cause of autism: bad parents. Popularized by Bruno Bettelheim and shown in disturbing detail in the 2003 movie...
Does Sarko Miss Dsk?
Byline: Christopher Dickey Why the Libertine would have been an ideal opponent Early on the Sunday morning in May last year when the news broke that Dominique Strauss-Kahn had been arrested on allegations of sexual assault and attempted rape,...
Dollar Dumb
America's financial illiteracy Nothing illustrates America's deepening financial illiteracy better than the frenzy surrounding the recent $656 million lotto jackpot. "People spent exorbitant amounts of money on a get-rich-quick scheme," says financial...
Don't Believe the Hype!
Byline: Christopher Elliott "Five-Star" hotels? "All-Inclusive" Cruises? A Consumer Advocate dissects the travel industry's most exaggerated claims. As the father of three energetic and sometimes unruly young kids, I always look for words like...
Facebook's $1B Lifeline
Byline: Dan Lyons The pc is dead. Long live mobile. Mark Zuckerberg and the other people who run Facebook are neither stupid nor insane. Nor are they known for reckless spending. So why is Facebook dishing out $1 billion to acquire Instagram,...
In Praise of the Naked Grape
Byline: Alice Feiring Why we should love natural wines. Natural wine, which strives to use only one of 200 additives approved by the Federal Drug Administration--i.e., grapes--is increasingly popular. But wine writers everywhere see problems...
Monks in Arms
Byline: Brendan Brady A deadly Thai insurgency has Buddhists scrambling for guns. A few hours' drive from the white-sand beaches of Phuket--one of the world's top tourist destinations--a deadly insurgency is terrorizing Thailand's south. The...
Murder, Rape, Terrorism, Pillage
Byline: Geoffrey Robertson Charles Taylor was on trial for all these crimes, and more. Soon, we'll have a verdict. The verdict on Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, will be announced on April 26 by the Special Court for Sierra Leone....
My Private Island
Byline: Lawrence Osborne Off the coast of Cambodia, the Song Saa islands offer Robinson Crusoe-like isolation in luxury. A few nautical miles from the scabrous Cambodian port of Sihanoukville lies a little pair of islands known in Khmer as Song...
Perfect 100
Forget "off the beaten track." from San Francisco to Tokyo, Newsweek takes you to 10 classic attractions in 10 world-class cities. 10 A 10 = 100! San Francisco By Susan MacTavish Best Golden Gate Bridge Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is...
The Ghost of Latin Literature
Byline: Mac Margolis Roberto Bolano's talent haunts the field. Asked once what he might have been if he hadn't taken up writing, Roberto Bolano didn't hesitate. "A homicide detective," he said. "I would have been the sort of person who comes...
The Taliban's New Dirty Dozen
Byline: Ron Moreau An updated list of Afghan and Pakistani insurgent leaders to watch. Much has changed In the year since our last lineup of the Taliban's 12 most important second-rank figures. True, the men at the top are the same: supreme leader...