Upfront Home
In This Issue
 • 
 • 
News and Trends
Features
Times Past
The Ethicist
Debate
Teen Voices
Upfront Topics
Contact
Magazine Info
In This Issue
April 18, 2011

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 additional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)

FEATURES

COVER STORY

The Death Penalty
Illinois just became the 16th state to ban capital punishment, reigniting a long national debate.


NATIONAL

Econ Speak
With all the news about the economy, it helps to know your Dow from your Fed: A guide to key terms.

A Few Good Women
Though officially barred from combat, women soldiers are increasingly fighting—and dying—alongside men in Afghanistan and Iraq.


INTERNATIONAL

Back to Libya
This isn't the first time the U.S. has taken military action against Libya.


TIMES PAST

1951: The Rosenberg Trial
At the height of the Cold War 60 years ago, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were sentenced to death for spying for the Soviet Union.


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Reality TV on the S.A.T., memory champs, the shrinking kilogram, and more

DEBATE
Is racial or religious profiling ever justified?

VOICES
Why a California college student kept all his garbage for a year

THE ETHICIST
Have you been stiffing your waiter?

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news