Table of Contents

Cover Story

More clay than Potter

Cover Story | Placing 1, 2, and 3 on the bestseller charts, children's literature sensation Harry Potter increasingly descends into darkness, raising concerns of parents…

In this issue: "More clay than Potter," Oct. 30, 1999

Features

What is the UNFPA?

By David Aikman

International | "Simple demands"

Ethnic cleansing in a pill

By Mindy Belz

International | Like Milosevic, UN family planners turn their attention to the Albanian population in Kosovo

Goodbye, privacy?

By Chris Stamper

National | Internet standards board may give you an ID number, the surfing taxi, and why digital TV will have to wait

Beating the odds

By Bob Jones

National | Churches turn the tide in a bellwether battle against state-sponsored gambling in 'Bama

Corrections

Harvard University is accredited with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. PlayStation2 is scheduled to be released in Japan next March and in…

'We went by the book'

By Cal Thomas

National | Departing independent counsel Ken Starr's only mistake was in losing the public-relations war.

Dispatches

Scooby? Where are you?

By Chris Stamper

1970s classic makes a video comeback, as does pre-Nike sportswear, and Colt's .38 special is gunned down

Quotables

"Outrageous. It's their parenting thing, not our fault." -Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriff John Stone, on the news that the parents of Columbine student…

Welcome, ya dirty, partisan extremist

By The Editors

Starr replacement runs the Clinton gauntlet

Reviews

The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | What America Likes

In the spotlight

By Chris Stamper

Culture | Happy

Music: 'I believe in love'

Music | What kind of love does Paula Cole proclaim?

Books: Scientists need faith

By Roy Maynard

Books | Chimp expert Jane Goodall's spiritual autobiography shows the limits of science alone

Unbelieving politicians

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Bradley rejects his old evangelicalism, Ventura thinks he's too strong for faith, and others pay lip service

Voices

Only words

By Janie B. Cheaney

The old adage is wrong; words can destroy

No Y2 chaos

By Joel Belz

Challenge to the doomsayers: Where's the evidence?

Mailbag

Not the last thing Thank you for your thorough account of the shooting at Wedgwood Baptist Church ("This is for real," Oct. 2). My husband is a 1996 graduate…

A pro-choice culture

By Marvin Olasky

Living with pragmatism when moral arguments do not avail

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