Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Like a rolling stone

Like a rolling stone

by Arsenio Orteza

Cover Story | Nearly three decades of summers since Slow Train Coming captivated new and old believers, reclusive rock legend Bob Dylan surfaces in a new album this month…

Cover Stories

Rock 'n' roll religion

by Arsenio Orteza

Cover Story Sidebar | A documentary covering punk legend Arthur "Killer" Kane shows conversion of a different sort

In this issue: "Living a legend," Aug. 19, 2006

Features

Defeated at the starting gate

Defeated at the starting gate

By John Dawson

Politics | Lieberman isn't the only incumbent to be tossed by voters in state primary battles

Systemic flaw

By Lynn Vincent

Education | Judge gives boost to Christian schools' case against the University of California

Snakes on the brain

Snakes on the brain

By Marvin Olasky

History | A much-discussed film opening this weekend, Snakes on a Plane, uses the cold-blooded legless reptiles as objects of fear. Many cultures, though, have made…

Built to last?

Built to last?

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Property disputes arise as conservatives prepare to leave the Episcopal Church

Crisis management

Crisis management

By Priya Abraham

International | No one has to play a dirge to know there's too much conflict in the air

Killing terrorists & calling 911

Killing terrorists & calling 911

By Lynn Vincent

Iraq | That's just the beginning of the list of good things happening in Iraq

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Betraying friends

Betraying friends

By Mindy Belz

Where have the Lieberman Democrats gone?

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Crossing the line

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Racy formula of sweetness and crudity sets up Talladega

A thrillertale

A thrillertale

By Harrison Scott Key

Movies | Middle Earth and Philadelphia collide in Lady in the Water

Consider the ant

By John Dawson

Movies | CGI film offers a lesson in communal living

Noteworthy books

By Laurie Graff, Kavita Daswani, Monica Ali, Kristin Billerbeck & Chick lit

Notable Books | Four "chick lit" novels from different religious traditions

Notebook

Tainted performances

By John Dawson

Sports | Cycling only highlights the spike in doping

Voices

Two cheery ideas

Two cheery ideas

By Joel Belz

Heard any good news lately about terrorism and global warming? Read on

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

When random sparks fly

When random sparks fly

By Andrée Seu

Neighborhood evangelism, the hard way

Recipe for decline

Recipe for decline

By Gene Edward Veith

While there are many brands of liberal theology, none of them work

Are you ready?

Are you ready?

By Marvin Olasky

Individual preparation is key in new hurricane season

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