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Cover Story

Autumn of a book-lover's contentment

Autumn of a book-lover's contentment

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | Proven authors pour forth titles this season, and a notable children's author reaches The End: Just who is Lemony Snicket?

In this issue: "Autumn books," Oct. 7, 2006

Features

The 'worst curse'

The 'worst curse'

By Priya Abraham

Indonesia | Human-rights advocates cry foul as minority Christians are executed

Decisive battles

By John Dawson

Politics | Only a handful of races will determine which party controls the House for the next two years

Squaring a salamander

By Joel Belz

Politics | How one state learned to take the politicking out of redistricting

Evangelism for introverts

Evangelism for introverts

By Marvin Olasky

Religion | Author and speaker Mike Bechtle says ordinary encounters can become supernatural appointments

Stalking a silent killer

Stalking a silent killer

By Lynde Langdon

Medicine | The viruses leading to cervical cancer have gone underdiagnosed for too long; now, with a new vaccine, women-and girls-face ethical challenges over making use…

Sounds of silence

Sounds of silence

By Jill Nelson

Middle East | Rocket launches and bombings have given way to Ramadan and New Year's feasting in Lebanon and Israel-but Hezbollah is far from finished

Two by two

Two by two

By Lynn Vincent

Judiciary | The high court opens its first full term under John Roberts by taking on key social-issue cases

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on this week's biggest stories

Read it yourself

Read it yourself

By Hugh Hewitt

Spin-doctors twist findings of national intelligence estimate

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Too much of a good thing

Too much of a good thing

By Harrison Scott Key

Movies | Good writing and acting fail to equal story in All the King's Men

Serious laughs?

By John Dawson

Television | Studio 60 makes an attempt to dramatize comedy

Little class

Little class

By Mary Hopkins

Television | Shallow characters populate CBS sitcom

'Clean' gets scrubbed

'Clean' gets scrubbed

By Janie B. Cheaney

Movies | Ruling stops making of edited movie versions

Bestselling books

By Michael Connelly, John le Carré, Lawrence Wright & David Limbaugh

Notable Books | Four hardback bestsellers

Notebook

Blind-side ball

By John Dawson

Sports | New NFL exposé sees dollar signs where others see face paint and passion

Pulpit politics

Pulpit politics

By Timothy Lamer

Money | A liberal church and the IRS wage battle over a 2004 sermon

Voices

Missing the pope's point

Missing the pope's point

By Joel Belz

Westerners failed to grasp Benedict's message almost as badly as Muslims

Good news It's so good to hear some good news for a change ("Profiles in effective compassion," Sept. 2/9). I know a ­ little of what it feels like to be…

The quiet hijacking

The quiet hijacking

By Andrée Seu

Sobriety tests are just one "step" to lifesaving change

Bear with me

Bear with me

By Marvin Olasky

How about a diet book that's fit for the great outdoors?

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