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June 25, 2016 | Vol. 31, No. 13

2016 Books of the Year

Persecution. Cultural pressure. Death, marriage, fun

FEATURES
The independent six Meet the Democrat-appointed judges who ruled in favor of religious nonprofits challenging Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate
The rabbi's grandson Appreciating the novels of Herman Wouk
Challenging Darwin These 40 books show a great intellectual ferment among critics of evolution

CULTURE
MOVIES & TV

Now You See Me 2

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

The mockumentary lacks both decency and human warmth

Me before us

Passed off as sacrificial, a charming romance ends with one selfish act

Box Office Top 10

For the weekend of June 3-5 according to Box Office Mojo
Music

Recent pop-rock albums

Old friend passing

Late bloomer Guy Clark leaves a poignant musical legacy
 
Q&A
Matthew Su: Education unlimited

Matthew Su: Education unlimited

How a classical Christian school hopes to help China 
Books

Recent Christian books

Bullets, fists, and bayonets

Where revolutions thrive, often liberty dies
Children's Books

Series standouts

Four series for early and middle readers

NOTEBOOK
Science
Rise of the superbugs?
New strain of drug-resistant bacteria worries U.S. doctors
Lifestyle
Millennials for Mozart
A startup is trying to revive live classical music for younger audiences
Sports
An American icon
Muhammad Ali led an amazing life inside and outside the boxing ring
Money
Competitors' club
A scandal involving an online lender jeopardizes an important new industry