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November 6, 2021 | Vol. 36, No. 21

Case closed but not solved

A spike in murders means more witnesses face intimidation and retaliation


FEATURES

Political and social issues are splintering American Christians. Can the Church find unity?

The new monthly Child Tax Credit was meant to help families struggling through the pandemic, but its rocky rollout is leaving some behind

China’s new three-child policy won’t reverse China’s demographic crisis, but it helps Christians seeking to be fruitful and multiply


CULTURE
MOVIES & TV

Deadly children’s game

South Korea’s Squid Game tops Netflix charts with its gruesome critique of win-at-all-costs attitudes

Unexpected apologist

Using C.S. Lewis’s own words, The Most Reluctant Convert follows the author’s trek to Christianity

Rebooting nostalgia

The Wonder Years gives a new take on a classic sitcom

End of a Bond era

Dusty space epic

The newest adaptation of sci-fi classic Dune captures the book’s grandiose vision

Box Office Top 10

Top films for the weekend of Oct. 15-17

Deadly children’s games

South Korea’s Squid Game tops Netflix charts with its gruesome critique of win-at-all-costs attitudes

Music

Shades of America

Noteworthy new or recent releases

“Light” music lives again

Four albums pay homage to a genre that still lifts spirits today

 
Q&A
Campaigning 101

Campaigning 101

Strategies that can take a candidate from campaign trail to political office

Books

On the library shelf

Four classic fiction reviews

Thinking about thinking

Five recent treadmill books

Children's Books

Books for bedtime

Four new picture book releases


NOTEBOOK
Medicine
Masking in schools

The jury on the effectiveness of students masking in schools is still out, while ventilation and filtering air have proven effective

Business
The art of overflow

Chef Stephanie Interbartolo creates charcuterie boards infused with life lessons from her Italian upbringing

Lifestyle
Marching for life in Berlin

Germany’s growing pro-life movement is following in the footsteps of its U.S. counterparts