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Cover Story

2013 news of the year

2013 news of the year

by Marvin Olasky

Cover Story | ‘DARK GLOOMINESS.’ That’s how Joel Belz in our last issue characterized the expectations of many WORLD readers who wrote to him about the cultural…

In this issue: "2013 News of the Year," Jan. 11, 2014

Features

2013 timeline

By Kristin Chapman

2013 News of the Year | January Jan. 1: Congress approves a fiscal cliff deal, with President Obama signing the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law the next day.  Jan.

2013 departures

By Edward E. Plowman

2013 News of the Year | Patty Andrews | 94 Jan. 30  Last surviving member of the Andrews Sisters, a top recording, stage, and film vocal trio in the Big Band Era that sold more…

Going public

By Warren Cole Smith

Religion | When the American Bible Society fired Doug Birdsall, years of troubles suddenly came into the public spotlight. Will this great American institution thrive…

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | DEC. 15: Ukrainian protesters in Kiev demand the resignation of President Victor Yanukovych, whose refusal of the association agreement with the European…

Reviews

Inside Llewyn Davis

By Emily Belz

Movies | Remember the part of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life where George Bailey turns nasty? He screams at his wife and children, kicks over furniture,

American Hustle

By Megan Basham

Movies | Now that it’s secured several major Screen Actors Guild nominations and is leading the pack in Golden Globes nods, it seems safe to pronounce American Hustle

Voices

Really, Mr. Benenson?

By Joel Belz

Politics | Changing the subject to the economy isn’t likely to help the president in 2014

The exaltation project

The exaltation project

By Janie B. Cheaney

Culture | It has moved from tower to tower, leaving a trail of destruction

Running the race

Running the race

By Mindy Belz

Faith & Inspiration | Go the distance in 2014 with community, courage, and a friend

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Sweatergate

Sweatergate

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Culture | What greeting card should we send to sycophants?

The year in propaganda

The year in propaganda

By Marvin Olasky

Media | Worshipful journalists do their best to support Obama’s “Second Coming”

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