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May 21, 2022 | Vol. 37, No. 10

Russia’s rapid decline

As a new Iron Curtain descends, Russians leave and pastors face hard realities


FEATURES

The experience of one Asian American family in Seattle shows the growing challenges to international adoption

The status quo in higher-ed housing represents an extraordinary shift in thinking


CULTURE
Documentary

A message to the mushy middle

Pro-life doc targets pro-choice Christians

MOVIES & TV

The Northman cometh

The new film gives too vivid a depiction of the “beast” that lies within all mankind

Worldly snares

Nigerian film about religious corruption has significant shortcomings

Kicks and schtick: animated ninja adventure entertains

Marvel’s Dark Knight of the soul

New superhero fights psychological battles as well as villains

Box Office Top 10

Top films for the weekend of April 29-May 1

Music

Second time around

Two neglected albums get new looks

A blend of folk and gospel

Gospel, folk, country music create a uniquely American blend

 
Q&A
Luke Holland ticks all the boxes

Luke Holland ticks all the boxes

Jim Inhofe’s longtime chief of staff seeks to replace him in the U.S. Senate

Books

Capturing cultural stories for Christ

Four new books that prompt reflection

Two similar Georges

But history has treated President George Washington better and more fairly than King George III

Children's Books

History lessons

Nonfiction selections for tweens and teens


NOTEBOOK
Immigration
Life on humanitarian parole

Fleeing Ukrainians who make it to the U.S. face a life of uncertainty

Politics
Macron for five more years

The French president wins reelection, but support for challenger Le Pen continues to grow

Lifestyle
Redeemed from more than crime

Former drug lord and inmate finds freedom he will take with him