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July 2, 2011 | Vol. 26, No. 13
July 2, 2011 | Vol. 26, No. 13
July 2, 2011 | Vol. 26, No. 13

Books of the Year

Two new books are important responses to the rapidly growing promotion of theistic- or, more properly, deistic-evolution

FEATURES
Buy the book Links to purchase the books featured in WORLD's 2011 Books Issue
Four books to give on special occasions
Meeting and greeting famous writers at the conference on southern literature
Fantasy novels about bleak futures are the rage among teenage readers
Enchanted woods Six good fantasy novels from the past year
Six new novels offer a good start to a different kind of genre
Getting better Six new novels show how Christian fiction has matured in recent years
History writers document diseases of the body and of the soul
Laugh tracts A funny thing happened on the way to the bookstore
Heart, head, hands The best books on fighting poverty focus on holistic social action
Browsers' helper For readers who search for books by genres and categories
Good books with good values are not hard to find
No controversy? Dream on Ann Voskamp gains both fans and detractors for her poetic praises to God
Better than bullets Biographers tell the amazing stories of two pivotal presidents
Authors reflect on the causes of the meltdown of 2008
Highs and lows Journalists and athletes offer peeks at the lives behind the games

CULTURE
Documentary

Rejoice & Shout

Film tells the jubilant history of black gospel music
MOVIES & TV

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Apparently enjoyable for children, it looks to be one of those movies parents take for the team

Summer heart

Super 8 does something popcorn movies used to do-tell a good story

Box Office Top 10

For the weekend of June 10-12, according to Box Office Mojo

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

This film is a garish, manic, incoherent waste of celluloid
Music

Open Case

Get past the liberal politics and you'll hear a lot about Jesus in the songs of Peter Case
 
Q&A
Leaving the liberal cocoon

Leaving the liberal cocoon

From Ivy League grad to copy boy to influential editor, Adam Bellow has gained success as a conservative in the New York publishing industry
Notable CDs

Notable CDs

Five new pop-rock releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

NOTEBOOK
Sports
King no more
LeBron James has earned his role as NBA villain
Houses of God
Coptic church
Misrata, Libya
Science
Fatal outbreak
Europe reels from the spread of a resilient E coli strain
Technology
iPad navigators
FAA considers allowing airlines to use tablet computers in place of paper charts in the air
Money
Down and out
Housing and job numbers highlight a renewed sense of economic unease
Religion
Long's story
Georgia megachurch hits hard times as famed pastor settles case involving scandalous charges