Table of Contents

Cover Story

From the work of their hands

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | In Haiti, entrepreneurs who’ve learned hard lessons about charity handouts instead are launching business startups

In this issue: "Getting paid not aid," Feb. 22, 2014

Features

Buying sex at the Super Bowl

By Emily Belz

Human Trafficking | America’s biggest game sees a ‘modest uptick’ in the always serious problem of human trafficking

Winter at the barricades

By Jill Nelson

Ukraine | Cold and snow haven’t cooled the anger of Ukraine’s dug-in protesters

No headstone of his own

By Emily Belz

Homelessness | What happens to a homeless person when he dies on the street?

Broken minds, broken lives

By Sophia Lee

Mental illness | Millions suffer from mental illness, and their families say they feel abandoned by a failed mental health system and often by churches

Dispatches

Dispatches

Dispatches

By The Editors

News | JAN. 28: Security forces patrol the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park in Russia ahead of the Feb. 7 opening ceremony. The Sochi games will be the most expensive…

Human Race

By The Editors

News | Died   U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s former chief of staff hanged himself in the basement of his parents’ Maryland home on Jan. 23, weeks after federal…

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

News | Feb. 14   Teen pop icon Justin Bieber will appear in a Florida courtroom today for a formal arraignment in connection to a late-night arrest in January.

Quotables

Quotables

By The Editors

News | ‘I looked up and I’m like, “What is he doing?”’ Lauren Dango, one of many stranded motorists in Birmingham, Ala., after a snowstorm on Jan. 28, as…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

News | Nasal inflation  What Nie Yongbing can accomplish with his nose is nothing to sneeze at. The 63-year-old man from Chengdu, China, needed just 21 minutes…

Notebook

Seeds of faith

By Sophia Lee

Lifestyle | Missionary efforts took root and blossomed into legacy of faith within Korean family

Neutral in reverse

Neutral in reverse

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | A court overturns the internet’s neutrality rule—for now

Blowback

Blowback

By Daniel James Devine

Science | Chinese industry sends more than cheap consumer products to the United States

Saint-Peter's Parish

Saint-Peter's Parish

By The Editors

Houses of God | Boali, Central African Republic

Climbing the ladder

Climbing the ladder

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | It’s income mobility, not inequality, that really matters

Red state risk?

Red state risk?

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Study claims that evangelical influence increases a region’s divorce rate

Voices

Upside-down Golden Rule

Upside-down Golden Rule

By Joel Belz

Jobs | Isn’t minimum wage another way of saying, ‘If I could legally pay you less, I would’?

Foolish defiance

By Janie B. Cheaney

Culture | The relativists’ denial of facts is heading for a losing clash with reality

The thrill of the unknown

By Mindy Belz

Haiti | Tomorrow will be good because tomorrow is in God’s hands

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

The quiche test

The quiche test

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | Spiritual growth often happens in the crucible of great pressure

Reasonable fears

Reasonable fears

By Marvin Olasky

Culture | Recent acts of overreach have left me suffering from tyrannophobia

Culture

The young and the ruthless

By Angela Lu

Television | ABC’s Nashville devolves into a sex-drenched soap opera

The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men

By Megan Basham

Movies | Based on its trailer, its title, and its seriously A-list cast (George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett are only a few of the big names here), The

Mitt

Mitt

By Sophia Lee

Documentary | Mitt Romney picks up trash and always makes sure the lights are turned off. He good-naturedly lets his wife muss up his hair. He laughs out loud when his sons…

Labor Day

Labor Day

By Sophia Lee

Movies | Labor Day is like any worthy poem: However you feel about it, you’ll feel something. The romantic drama, based on a same-title novel by Joyce Maynard and…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 2 according to Box Office Mojo

Giants, real and imaginary

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Selections to commemorate Black History Month, Washington’s birthday, and more

Notable Books

By Tim Challies

Books | Four books about faith and theology

The penman who would not sign

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | What a revolutionary leader can teach us about our contemporary policy debates

Heavy-handed Grammys

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Awards show becomes a venue for shaming and shunning opponents of homosexuality

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | New or recent pop-rock releases

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