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January 28, 2023 | Vol. 38, No. 2

Locked and loaded

Emma Freire | How 9/11 and the quest for power turned the FBI into a political weapon

Bad medicine

Ashley Vaughan | Overmedicating the body and mind while ignoring the soul creates a vortex of never-ending illness


Kim Henderson | Vatican decision to dismiss popular pro-life priest reflects deepening divide within Catholic ranks


A massive cleanup job

TRENDING | Twitter has made moves to remove child porn, but there’s still a lot of work to do


Will voters like Mike?

BOOKS | The former VP offers a defense of his public service

An updated Marple

BOOKS | Queen of Crime gets a progressive makeover

Standing strong in faith

BOOKS | A persecuted pastor defends China’s house churches

Children's Books

Audiobooks for tween and teen boys

CHILDREN’S BOOKS | Stories of adventure, heroism, and friendship


A Man Called Otto

MOVIE | A story with a needed message about love and kindness takes a disappointing detour into political preachiness

White Noise

MOVIE | Dark comedy asks how the public should respond to news of a deadly virus

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

MOVIE | Well-acted, superbly crafted British musical offers a celebration of children and babies

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

MOVIE | Action-packed animation and a witty script help communicate the power of sacrificial love

Box Office Top 10

MOVIES | Top films for the weekend of Jan. 6-8


MOVIE | Mildly creepy horror film delivers a stinging commentary about parenting and technology


The best, or at least good, 2022 classical albums

MUSIC | Grammy nominees include worthwhile discoveries

New and noteworthy

MUSIC | Reviews of four albums

Battle at the bottom of the sea

SCIENCE | The treasures of a deep ocean floor pit green energy proponents against environmentalists

Errors in Arizona

POLITICS | Mistakes by county-level election staffers led to hundreds of uncounted ballots

Online age check

TECHNOLOGY | One state mandates a digital ID for pornography websites

Fatal connections

LAW | A challenge to New Mexico’s physician-assisted suicide law aims to protect doctors’ conscience rights