Upfront December 13, 2010 Vol. 143 No. 11 : Page 2

Editor & PUBLiSHEr Elliott rebhun ExEcUtivE Editor ian Zack SEnior EditorS Patricia Smith, veronica Majerol tEacHEr’S Edition alison Zimbalist coPy EditorS ingrid accardi, Suzanne Bilyeu art dirEctor valerie trucchia ProdUction Editor/WEB ProdUcEr Moom Luu SEnior PHoto Editor richard Serviss SEnior cartograPHEr Jim McMahon digitaL iMaging Bonnie ardita circULation dirEctor danielle Mirsky advErtiSing dirEctor ann amstutz Hayes 212 343 6573 crEativE dirEctor Judith christ-Lafond ExEcUtivE ProdUction dirEctor Barbara Schwartz SyStEMS dirEctor david Hendrickson ManagEr, digitaL iMaging Marc Stern ExEcUtivE EditoriaL dirEctor, coPy dESk craig Moskowitz dirEctor, ManUFactUring & diStriBUtion Mimi Esguerra aSSociatE dirEctor, ManUFactUring Brian Fedison ProdUction aSSociatE, ManUFactUring georgiana deen SEnior inForMation SPEciaLiSt karen van rossem December 13, 2010 How much do you know about the world’s major religions? P. 10 nEW york tiMES Editoria L Board aSSiStant Managing Editor craig r. Whitney aSSiStant Managing Editor tom Bodkin aSSiStant to tHE Managing Editor nancy Sharkey features cover story  6  Is football Too Dangerous? Head injuries among players are rising, and the effects are more serious than previously realized. Departments   3 news & Trends Sc HoLaStic inc. PrESidEnt & cEo richard robinson ExEcUtivE vicE PrESidEnt Hugh roome tHE nEW york t i MES PUBLiSHEr arthur ochs Sulzberger Jr. PrESidEnt Scott H. Heekin-canedy gEnEraL ManagEr, nEWS SErvicES Michael greenspon ExEcUtivE dirEctor, PUBLicationS alice ting tE ac HEr adviSEr S Susan Baker, StUart, FL Phyllis J. Bowie, ancHoragE, ak troy Burke, FairFiELd, ca george Burroughs, MontcLair, nJ Judy carrico, aLtaMontE SPringS, FL christine F. clemens, SUMMit, nJ Elizabeth contreras, daLLaS, tx cleveland craig, BrUnSWick, ga tyler Faetz, FrankLin, nc doug dunakey, EngLEWood, FL Jason Fernandez, HaLLandaLE, FL ron indra, Santa crUZ, ca Elaine Joya, grEEnviLLE, MS nikki kersbergen, gEnEva, ny Matt krogman, contooncook, nH tom Lamont, groton, Ma tammy Lee, SaginaW, Mi Manuel Lopez, SaLinaS, ca Margaret Luck, SandWicH, Ma Ben Johnson, ELM grovE, Wi Emily Murphy, nEW york, ny cathy Pittman, BrUnSWick, ga Joan Shacklette, St. LoUiS, Mo Mary Swier, riPon, ca Jesse Sutton, EngLEWood, FL carole tierney, grEEnWicH, ct Peter vilbig, BrookLyn, ny deb Ward, oMaHa, nE ruth Warehime, SEnEcaviLLE, oH Linda Weissman, nEW york, ny FoUndEr, ScHoLaStic inc. Unlocking chocolate’s DNA, a car that drives itself, tweeting from the top of Mt. Everest, and more 21 The ethicist Are you liable if your tied-up dog bites someone? national  8  Targeting Tobacco Will new graphic warning labels on cigarette packs stop teens from smoking? 22 Debate Is the health care law good for the nation? national 10 what’s Your religion IQ? Many Americans know little about major religions. Find out how much you know. 23 cartoons Some lighter looks at what’s in the news International 12 rising son North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il’s mysterious young son may soon rule this poor, dangerous country. ONliNe upfrontmagazine.com Features and research topics related to this issue Times Past 14 The war Before the war The Persian Gulf War, launched 20 years ago next month, helped shape America’s involvement in the Middle East today. subscribe Teachers: 1-800-schOLasTIc ParenTs: 1-866-512-1104 COVER PHOTO BY MICHAEL CONROY/AP IMAGES; THIS PAGE: DOUGLAS PEARSON/CORBIS Go to our website or call toll free International 17 world war I Is finally Over! 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