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February 11, 2023 | Vol. 38, No. 3

Hotel California

Bill Wells | ESSAY | As Golden State progressives incentivize homelessness, a Christian mayor fights back


Grace Snell | Baby boxes offer safe haven—and controversy

Todd Vician | Military veterans dig into the past to chart new careers in archaeology


The Pez Outlaw

DOCUMENTARY | Filmmakers Amy and Bryan Storkel offer a sympathetic portrayal of an American schemer’s candy dispenser resale racket


Hobbling into a new year

TRENDING | Will struggling theaters have enough movies in 2023?



MOVIE | Bill Nighy brilliantly portrays a London bureaucrat whose cancer diagnosis forces him to reckon with mortality

Dog Gone

MOVIE | How far would a young man go to find his canine friend?

80 for Brady

MOVIE | Love for football quarterback Tom Brady leads an elderly foursome into high jinks in this forgettable, slapstick comedy

Box Office Top 10

MOVIES | Top films for the weekend of Jan. 20-22


Listening to the ’70s as they turn 50

MUSIC | Collections unearth hidden treasures

New and noteworthy

MUSIC | Reviews of four albums


Convincing conclusions

BOOKS | An effective challenge to Islam’s claims about the Quran

Committed to the Lord

BOOKS | Examples of faith in the midst of trials

The younger prince

BOOKS | Young men can find lessons in Harry’s difficult life story

Children's Books

Lessons for little ones

CHILDREN’S BOOKS | Four books with faith-filled themes

Music is good medicine

LIFESTYLE | A therapeutic harpist brings hymns and healing melodies to hospital patients in Atlanta

Classroom conflicts

EDUCATION | Discrimination complaints hit a record high

Solar-powered cleanup

SCIENCE | A novel system breaks down plastic waste

Weighing sacrificial rites

RELIGION | Religious animal sacrifice may raise hackles, but legal experts say it’s protected under the U.S. Constitution