TIME

Contents

2 | Conversation

4 | For the Record

The Brief

News from the U.S. and around the world

5 | Climate risk and the Surfside condo collapse

8 | The toll of the Pacific Northwest heat wave

10 | How the Britney Spears case could change conservatorship

14 | Milestones: former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

16 | TIME With … Ohio GOP Senate hopeful J.D. Vance

18 | A memorial for Indigenous children

The View

Ideas, opinion, innovations

21 | Angelina Jolie on victims of an overlooked war

23 | Weyerhaeuser CEO Devin Stockfish on housing and the timber surge

23 | Ian Bremmer on the future of South Africa

24 | Koritha Mitchell on self-validation

Features

Soldier at the Siege

A combat veteran's journey to the Jan. 6 riot

By Vera Bergengruen and W.J. Hennigan

26

Life Lines

India prepares to ban commercial surrogacy

By Neha Thirani Bagri; photographs by Smita Sharma

34

China vs. Diversity

Minorities forced to learn what it means to be Chinese

By Charlie Campbell

44

Reclaiming Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson on a role that had to change

By Eliana Dockterman

50

Tokyo Olympics Special

The pandemic games

By Alice Park

58

Why I took a break

By Naomi Osaka

62

Profiles of Allyson Felix and Sue Bird

By Sean Gregory

64

Frontline athletes and stars to watch

84

Turmoil on the Refugee Olympic Team

By Vivienne Walt

88

Time Off

What to watch, read, see and do

99 | Books: romance novelists on their changing genre

102 | Movies: music docs Summer of Soul, The Sparks Brothers and McCartney 3,2,1

105 | Television: fun at The White Lotus, a superfluous Gossip Girl and the generic Fear Street trilogy

108 | 7 Questions for author Elie Honig

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