Table of Contents

Cover Story

The Tiananmen generation

The Tiananmen generation

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | Out of post-massacre despair, Chinese demonstrators learned not only that communism is crushing but that democracy alone cannot save

In this issue: "Tiananmen massacre," June 6, 2009

Features

Different strokes

Different strokes

By Marvin Olasky

Arts | A stroll through the Metropolitan Museum of Art reveals how theology powerfully changes artistry

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | POPULAR: Controversy surrounding Dutch politician Geert Wilders' anti-Islam film Fitna has contributed to his party's recent surge in popularity, polls show.

Power players

Power players

By Edward Lee Pitts

Politics | With GOP influence dwindling, moderate Democrats may be the only senators who can slow President Obama's ambitious agenda

Judging the heart

Judging the heart

By Edward Lee Pitts

Supreme Court | Obama wants empathy on the high court, but "people are not looking for Oprah to be the next justice," say conservatives

Failure to launch

Failure to launch

By Emily Belz

Space | Will proposed cuts in space programs leave the United States vulnerable?

Disaster upon disaster

Disaster upon disaster

By Sarah Kiewel and Priscilla Santos

Haiti | Geography plus poverty makes for persistent hardship across much of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere

Highmarks

Highmarks

By Alisa Harris

Education | Teach for America is growing, but union-influenced policies keep it from doing more

Ticket to learn

Ticket to learn

By Alisa Harris

Education | Unencumbered by red tape, charter schools offer hope to the few students blessed enough to win entrance into them

Living in the past

Living in the past

By Mindy Belz

Culture | A U.S. exhibition attracts new attention to French anti-Semitism then and now

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Too much noise to ignore

Too much noise to ignore

By Mindy Belz

National Security | Obama then Cheney try to set record straight on terrorist suspects

Gene trekking

Gene trekking

By Daniel James Devine

Science | African genes showcase diversity

Generous helping

Generous helping

By Warren Cole Smith & Rusty Leonard

Charity | Unlikely bestseller plants seeds of generosity worldwide

Search and discover

Search and discover

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Sites can help teach grammar, create recipes, and find other useful facts

From Judaism to atheism to Christ

From Judaism to atheism to Christ

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Crime writer Andrew Klavan takes a turn at writing for young adults-but without the puppies

Houses of God | "Iglesia de Dios" (Church of God) in the Guatemalan village of Chicoman

Public 'meltdown'

Public 'meltdown'

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Dwight Howard complaint should have been a team matter

Dispatches

Baby boom bust

Baby boom bust

By The Editors

Republican governor tells grads they follow "a weak act"

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

Memorable things they said

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

Reviews

Charm & grace

Charm & grace

By Megan Basham

Movies | Pixar sees its role as picking up where the classic Disney movies left off. With Up, the studio continues

Tough to love

Tough to love

By Russ Pulliam

Movies | The Soloist captures truths about the homeless

Man and machine

Man and machine

By Megan Basham

Movies | Time hasn't been kind to the Terminator franchise

Bloom is off

Bloom is off

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Con artist film doesn't give an audience anyone to root for

Edwards & Adams

Edwards & Adams

By Marvin Olasky

Books | New books highlight the importance of the two great 18th-century Americans

Notable Books

By Kathryn Joyce, Andrew J. Cherlin, James Montgomery Boice & John Piper

Notable Books | Four books about marriage and the church reviewed by Susan Olasky

Cat in the bag

Cat in the bag

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Yusuf's new album is generic enough to make him popular

Unfunny Man

Unfunny Man

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | A lack of real humor characterizes Pete Seeger's legacy

Notable CD's

By Stephen Bruton, Stephen Bruton, Stephen Bruton & Stephen Bruton

Notable CDs | Four CDs by the recently deceased Stephen Bruton reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

Voices

Patronizing the arts

Patronizing the arts

By Mindy Belz

What once implied fatherly concern now means mercenary speculation

Lost and found

Lost and found

By Janie B. Cheaney

Doctrine brings a famous atheist back to faith

Theoretical problems

Theoretical problems

By Andrée Seu

What happens when dead men bleed and mean girls win?

Dying dinosaurs

Dying dinosaurs

By Marvin Olasky

But the demise of newspapers creates great opportunities

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Going with the flow

Going with the flow

By Joel Belz

Ad hoc survey shows little thought behind permissive beliefs

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