Table of Contents

Cover Story

Salting Hollywood

by Gene Edward Veith

Cover Story | Can a Christian serve God in the secular film industry? Many are trying, and learning to survive by working together

In this issue: "Salting Hollywood," Sept. 3, 2005

Features

Destructive impulse

Destructive impulse

By Lynde Langdon

Science | Why aren't cloning advocates happier about recent stem-cell breakthroughs?

Hybrid highway

Hybrid highway

By John Dawson

Economy | Fueled by pump prices, a growing number of car owners are pushing reluctant auto manufacturers into stealth mode

Here come the strings

Here come the strings

By Mark Bergin

Education | Alaska's groundbreaking support for homeschools may be buried in state audits and new rulings

Straight shooter

By Mark Bergin

Sports | NBA lottery pick packs big game, big money, and old-time religion

Documentary disinformation

Documentary disinformation

By Greg Dabel

Persecution | Russia's Orthodox Church spearheads a televised, nationwide smear campaign

Woodstock it ain't

Woodstock it ain't

By John Dawson

Politics | But the anti-war protests inspired by Cindy Sheehan turned Crawford, Texas, into a war zone

Trust busting

Trust busting

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | "Momentous" ruling may give local churches a trump card with liberal hierarchies: their property

Shades of red

Shades of red

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Historian Ronald Radosh traces moviedom's left from the Popular Front to pop stars today

Deport yourself

By Priya Abraham

Igor Rotar has been on Uzbekistan's national security service blacklist for three years, but has always been able to roam the country. Until Aug. 11. The…

Dispatches

The Buzz

By The Editors

A quick look at the week's biggest stories

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Catch of the day Massachusetts fisherman Antonio Randazzo made an unusual catch when he pulled in a net off the coast of the Bay State. Among the catch of…

Quotables

By The Editors

"Any day now, we will confront massive truck-bomb explosions in our major cities and catastrophic loss of life inflicted by Middle Eastern terrorists who will

Notebook

True friends of labor

True friends of labor

By Timothy Lamer

Money | Every state celebrates Labor Day, but some states are better than others at actually promoting labor

Parable of the talented

By John Dawson

Sports | Enamored by 40-yard-dash times and juke moves, general managers can lose sight of the warts

Culture

Bestselling CDs

By The Editors

Notable CDs | The top five Internet albums according to Billboard, Aug. 20

Red Eye

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Wes Craven's thriller succeeds through economy, pace, and casting

Murderball

Murderball

By Gene Edward Veith

Movies | The documentary follows members of Team U.S.A. as they build up to the 2004 Paralympics, a competition of disabled athletes

Valiant

Valiant

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | This G-rated film contains some impressive animation, some funny dialogue, and some exciting action, but it never soars the way one expects

Columnists

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters, feedback, etc.

Who would Jesus assassinate?

Who would Jesus assassinate?

By Marvin Olasky

The Bible offers no warrant for Pat Robertson's fatwa

Let's make a deal

Let's make a deal

By Joel Belz

Can both sides of the abortion debate agree not to make heroes out of those who kill?

Message movies

Message movies

By Gene Edward Veith

Images tell a story, but it takes words to tell the story

Truth be told

Truth be told

By Janie B. Cheaney

Why are people prone to tell instinctive-obvious-lies?

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