Welcome to the online edition of The New York Times Upfront, where you'll find a selection of articles from our print edition. (For information on subscribing to the print edition, with all its addtional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)
For Cubans fleeing their homeland, a perilous trip to reach Florida's coast
Iran's Nuclear Threat
Iran could soon have nuclear weapons. How should the world respond?
A female race-car driver challenges social boundaries in Iran.
Democracy Can Be Messy
Promoting democracy abroad, in the Middle East especially, can be tricky.
The decline of Detroit's "Big Three" automakers
America's Top 10 Cities
Detroit is out. San Jose is in: What that says about 21st-century America.
Bay of Pigs
1961: A failed attempt to oust Castro
NEWS & TRENDS
Varsity bowling; the "cute" factor, e-buyers beware; and more
Should military recruiters be allowed in high schools?
Excerpts from New York Times columnists
Lesly Castillo, 16, on leaving an L.A. gang
Some lighter looks at what's in the news