Table of Contents

Cover Story

The chronicles of making Narnia

by Andrew Coffin

Cover Story | A few cheeseburgers and cheesy productions later, the Christian classic finally comes to life on the screen

In this issue: "Narnia unleashed," Dec. 10, 2005

Features

David Schoenbrod

Interview | When it comes to the environment, David Schoenbrod believes the EPA is the problem and democracy is the solution

One-party rule a tough habit to break

By Jamie Dean

Ethiopia | Hardline leaders risk civil war, practice oppression to stay in power

War of words

By Lynn Vincent

Politics | The battle lines are blurry as activists target swing senators over Alito

Minnie movement

By Mark Bergin

Religion | Disney executive moonlights as director of church-planting effort

Dispatches

Quotables

"It's like calling a menorah a candlestick." Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, on the widespread practice among cities of calling Christmas tree…

Quick Takes

Pole vault Baltimore has a new crime spree to worry about-pole burglars. Bands of thieves are roaming the city, setting out orange traffic cones,

The Buzz

CULTURE Hollywood box-office watchers are hoping that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe-due in theaters on Dec. 9-will have the…

House lawbreaker

By Hugh Hewitt

Randy "Duke" Cunningham's fall from Vietnam hero to criminal carries a special sadness

Reviews

Bestselling CDs

By Ricky Skaggs & Family, Aaron Neville, Michael McDonald, Various artists & Brian Wilson

Notable CDs | Five new and noteworthy Christmas Albums

Narnia

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Narnia suffers from competing interests, but it remains a very good movie

Holiday programming

By Gene Edward Veith

Television | In an onslaught of Christmas TV reruns, A Charlie Brown Christmas remains the best

Notebook

The best of the best?

By John Dawson

Sports | The Heisman Trophy, college football's top prize, is awarded on mysterious terms with no clear definition of what it represents

Cell oversell

By Lynde Langdon

Medicine | November was not a good month for embryonic stem-cell research

Voices

Beyond knee-jerk giving

By Marvin Olasky

Creative ways to support-and reform-your alma mater

Ugly things

By Janie B. Cheaney

Loud shouts and lack of knowledge disfigure today's attempts at discourse

Why December 25?

By Gene Edward Veith

The origin of Christmas had nothing to do with paganism

Quiet derision

By Joel Belz

The New York Times' snobbery against Christian schools is easy to spot

Mailbag

Make them visible Thank you so much for including Courtney Lancaster's article about the child soldiers in Uganda ("Child soldiers," Nov. 12). I am deeply…

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