Table of Contents

Cover Story

STEALING BEAUTY

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | Increasingly, art is becoming either so esoteric as to be irrelevant or so commercial as to be reduced to a consumer commodity. But we can recover the…

In this issue: "What is art?," March 20, 2004

Features

Business Beat

By Dan Perkins

National | Business

Education Beat

By Jennifer Marshall

National | Education

Religion

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Religion

Sports

By John Dawson

National | Sports

Technology

By Chris Stamper

National | Technology

Blackmun's legacy

By Lynn Vincent

National | COURTS: The late Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun is most closely identified with the sweeping abortion decision Roe vs. Wade. Five years after his death,

Motivated by money

By Edward E. Plowman

International | UPDATE: Chinese-American human-rights heroine gets a prison sentence after her guilty plea in an illegal-export scheme

On balance, a happy anniversary

By Mindy Belz

International | IRAQ: A year after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, citizens agree on new system of government

'Smart lady ... dumb mistake'

By Bob Jones

National | COURTS: Martha Stewart proves once again the coverup is often worse than the crime-but is she any worse than, say, Bill Clinton?

Side bar

By Bob Jones

National | Bernard Ebbers, founder and former CEO of WorldCom, pleaded not guilty on March 3 to charges that he misled investors in the formerly high-flying telecom…

The political air war

By Bob Jones

National | PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS: Liberal interest groups are spending tens of millions of dollars to advertise against President Bush, even as they claim they're not…

Blackmun sidebar

By Lynn Vincent

National | During the Monica Lewinsky scandal, President Clinton struggled with the meaning of the word is. Now it seems a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of…

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

The Buzz

How the cookie crumbles

By John Dawson

The Buzz

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Quick Takes

Quotables

By The Editors

Quotables

Blog Watch

By The Editors

Blog Watch

Mailbag

By The Editors

Mailbag

Reviews

Culture Beat

By Andrew Coffin

Culture | Culture

We owe Haiti

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | If it weren't for an island slave revolt, the United States might have become a French colony

Voices

A totally alien mindset

By Joel Belz

Homosexuals and others are demanding approval, not just permission, for their behavior

After the movie

By Andrée Seu

The Passion, for all its strengths, cannot do evangelical follow-up

Outside over there

By Marvin Olasky

Entering blog time, where the living is energetic but not easy

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