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August 14, 2021 | Vol. 36, No. 15

Erasing the Uyghurs

Testimonies and research at a United Kingdom tribunal paint a harrowing picture of China’s intentions to assimilate the ethnic group by force


FEATURES
Sermons to go

Plagiarism controversies and a growing sermon-prep industry bring attention to a question pastors face when preparing material for the pulpit: How much borrowing is too much?

Chronicling the pro-life movement

40th anniversary feature: WORLD’s coverage of the battle for the unborn highlights the highs and lows of a movement with often unexpected allies

Life and new life

Ultrasound technology is a powerful tool against the culture of death—but it has its limits


CULTURE
Documentary

A question of identity

Naomi Osaka profiles the Olympic athlete’s success and struggles

A profile in puppetry

Street Gang goes behind the scenes on iconic kids’ show Sesame Street

MOVIES & TV

Box Office Top 10

Top films for the weekend of July 23-25

Classic combat

Ninja warriors get their kicks in G.I. Joe origin story Snake Eyes

All-new He-Man

The reboot of the 1980s kids’ show misses the mark

Tale of mortality

M. Night Shyamalan’s Old is a time-twisting horror film that forces viewers to number their days

Music

Universal language

Noteworthy new or recent releases

Baltic beauty

The Latvian Radio Archive series is a treasure for serious music fans

 
Q&A
An anchor of understanding

An anchor of understanding

Evaluating the future of Roe v. Wade in U.S. courtrooms and American hearts

Books

Selfless love

Recent books on marriage and parenting

Questions about IQ

Determinism versus personal determination

Children's Books

Heroes and trailblazers

Pivotal events in U.S. and European history


NOTEBOOK
Religion
Carrying comfort to Surfside

Churches and ministries offer help and healing to first responders and families of victims in the Surfside, Fla., condo collapse

Lifestyle
Building families

A tragic miscarriage and a blue-eyed baby girl started Paul and Robin Pennington on a lifelong track of adoption work

Sports
Overcoming odds in an Olympic pool

Battling a medical impairment, gold medalist swimmer Bowe Becker navigated a winding course to Tokyo