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. 26, December 24

After the War
Byline: Erin Banco Iraq's refugees are still struggling to feel at home. Mohasen flips through an album full of photographs and looks at pictures of young children in delicate yellow ballerina costumes, leaping around a stage. She recites all...
Blogger: Isadora Faber
Byline: Mac Margolis A teenager exposes Brazil's crumbling schools. Until a few months ago, Isadora Faber was like any other Brazilian middle-schooler. She liked listening to Guns N' Roses and hanging out at the beach, and the day wasn't complete...
China's Virtual Buddhas
Byline: Melinda Liu China's fabled Mogao Grottoes turn to digital tourism. Among China's greatest art treasures are the Buddhist caves near Dunhuang, a Gobi Desert oasis on the fabled Silk Road that once linked China and Europe. Their ancient...
Cloud Nine to Delhi
Once an ordeal, the flight from New York is now just about ideal. By tunku varadarajan In 1965, my mother, an Indian then living in New York, boarded an "air- conditioned coach"--that is, a Greyhound bus. Alone, 23, and wearing a sari, she traveled...
God Is Great
Byline: Emily Esfahani Smith For one critic, the dearth of spiritualism in art is a problem of biblical proportions. The art world is in spiritual crisis--it has not had a new idea in years. So argues the cultural critic and feminist provocateur...
"Hospitality MacGyver"
Chef Richard Rosendale takes on the Bocuse d'Or. By Katie Baker He calls it the War Room. Located behind 30-ton blast doors in a fallout shelter--built for Congress in the late 1950s and nicknamed "The Last Resort"--its walls are papered with plans,...
India's Art Extravaganza
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale makes its debut in Kerala. By Annie Paul On 12/12/12, God's own country--as the southern Indian state of Kerala is often described in tourist brochures--became Art's own country. On that numerologically auspicious date...
Is Ataturk Dead?
Byline: Asli Aydintasbas Turks continue to idolize their staunchly secularist founding father. But democratic reforms have all but obliterated his Westward-looking vision. the photograph shows a pair of men in dusty work clothes, saluting proudly...
Italy's Antinori Sisters Prepare to Run A Wine Empire
The women at the helm of the Antinori legend. By Barbie Latza Nadeau When Italian winemaker Piero Antinori's third child happened to also be his third daughter, he had to rethink a 600-year-old tradition of men running the family business. "He...
Johnny's World
Byline: Robert Michael Poole Japan's elusive boy-band kingpin speaks out. Imagine a music landscape dominated by just one individual--an all-powerful Svengali who, for more than 45 years, has held a virtual monopoly on male pop groups, producing...
Mohammad the Oligarch
Byline: Vijai Maheshwari We expect oligarchs from the former Soviet Union to have names like Boris or Roman, to love football, and to sound like John Malkovich's KGB character in the cult poker film Rounders. So it comes as a surprise to meet Pakistan-born...
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Stress Not Included When nothing costs extra, relaxation is on the house. By Akhil Sharma Because I am cheap, I find staying at expensive hotels stressful. If I am spending $500 a night for a room, I feel I should stay in it as much as I can...
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Open Sesame, Aladdin Exploring the myth of 'The Thousand and One Nights.' By Tracy McNicoll All lush whimsy, the fabulous tales of The Thousand and One Nights count among our most universal delights. Flying carpets and secret caves, plush palaces...
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From Hawk to Dove A daughter of the Irgun becomes Israel's leading peacenik. By Dan ephron Tzipi Livni, Israel's former foreign minister, returned to politics last month for one thing: to help forge a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians....
Renaissance Rollers
Byline: Tony Dokoupil Breaking the bank in the playground of kings. It rates among the greatest gambling stories ever recorded. July 1891, high noon in Monte Carlo, then as now a surreal resort for the world's elite, and a paunchy bald man with...
Salvation in Siberia
Byline: Anna Nemtsova Inside Russia's end-time cults. Cupping candles in their hands, wrapped in white silk and knit robes, nearly 3,000 people knelt on the snow in the middle of the Siberian woods. Tall pine trees served as the walls of their...
The City: Singapore
Byline: Jeet Thayil Jeet Thayil on a draconian city-state with pockets of wildness. I grew up in Hong Kong in the '70s, and though I traveled in the region, Singapore was not a possible destination. My father, T.J.S. George, was the founding...
Water, Water Everywhere
Byline: Lawrence Osborne Exploring the fragile border between land and sea. it is difficult, perhaps, to form an idea of a nation that consists of 26 atolls spread north-south across a vast expanse of ocean. The Maldives, moreover, have positioned...