J.M. CoetzeeSouth Africa's reclusive Nobel Laureate.
Susan EstrichA feminist gropes for consistency.
Robert NovakThe hollow center of the Plame Affair.
Joan DidionThe journalist who invented impersonal personality.
MaddenSports' new arbiter of cool.
The Dictator's SonOdai, Qusai, and other progeny of evil.
Grover NorquistThe Republican Party's prophet of permanence.
Gray DavisMr. None of the Above.
PixarThe geniuses behind Finding Nemo are the next Disney. Uh-oh.
Bob GrahamWho is he kidding?
Hu JintaoDoes he really run China?
Ahmad ChalabiWhy shouldn't a politician be president of Iraq?
The TV GeneralsThe military men who are embedded in the anchor's chair.
The Next MacArthurWho will run Iraq after the war?
The SimpsonsWho turned America's best TV show into a cartoon?
ScaliapaloozaThe Supreme Court's pocket Jeremiah.
R.E.M.Alt rock's lifelong nostalgia act.
Quentin TarantinoHe brought back Travolta. He revived Pam Grier. Can he resuscitate himself?
Cruz BustamanteThe Democrats' backup plan.
NigeriaIt can handle Liberia, but can it peacekeep itself?
George TenetHow does he keep his job?
John SteinbeckShould he be afraid of Oprah?
Mahmoud AbbasThe new Palestinian prime minister gave a great speech. Now the real work begins.
Paul BremerCan he bring peace to Iraq—and the Bush administration?
The MatrixIt's Harry Potter with guns.
Bashar AssadThe evil moron who's running Syria.
Al JazeeraIt's just as fair as CNN.
Kenneth Pollack's The Threatening StormDoes the "invade Iraq" book say what you think it does?
Dead Man WritingHow to keep writing your late father's books.
AstronautsWhy they shouldn't be heroes.