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Families with Older Children

Cover Story Sidebar | Casablanca (1942/G/Michael Curtiz) A regular challenger to Citizen Kane at the top of "best" lists everywhere, with good reason. The remarkable ending may shock…

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The Middle Ground

Cover Story Sidebar | Bringing Up Baby (1938/Howard Hawks) Baby is a great entry point into the screwball comedies of the '30s, with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in top form as a…

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Families with Younger Children

Cover Story Sidebar | The Little Colonel (1935/David Butler) A Shirley Temple classic in which a little girl mends the relationship between her mother and grandfather in the…

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Moonlight Movies

by Andrew Coffin

Cover Story | Fifty recommended films that can be a vibrant and useful part of family life

In this issue: "50 family-friendly movies," June 28, 2003


Top News

Top News | The Top 5 Stories of the Week

Blogwatch: Internet vs. Iran

By The Editors

National | Blogs (short for web logs, the running commentaries at numerous websites) began the toppling of Trent Lott and Howell Raines; can they turn around Iran?

Prison for a peacemaker

By Mindy Belz

International | Indonesian judges last week sentenced a key peacemaker between Muslims and Christians to three years in prison for weapons possession. Rinaldy Damanik, an…

A whisper of persecution

By Priya Abraham

International | Violence against Christians is giving way to repression by legislation in the world's most populous Muslim country



Maybe there isn't as much wrong with professional sports as we think there is. Maybe the problem is us. Ray Melick of the Birmingham Post-Herald commenting on…

The Buzz

Marriage of convenience Karnamoni Handsa of Khanyan, India, married a younger male-although in dog years, he's actually older than she is. As more than 100…

While we are sleeping

By Marvin Olasky

Hard questions go unasked during journalism's summer of ease


By Joel C. Rosenberg

Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book, Living History, is making history. The blockbuster sold a stunning 600,000 copies in the first week, and Simon &


The pride game

By Joel Belz

The need to play it is at the core of who we are

Divided houses

By Andrée Seu

Some conflicts defy political solution

Declaring independence

By Marvin Olasky

Family ties and self-control free us from enslavement


Burned Andree Seu says in "Guilty of greed" (May 24) of Stella Liebeck, who sued McDonald's after being burned by hot coffee: "a few grand would have covered…


Art for the red states

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The NEA's plans to bring Shakespeare to the hinterlands shows a new approach to support for the arts

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