World Vol. 29 No. 6 – March 2014

Cover Story

38 Fleeing hell

[North Korean defectors are shedding light on dark human rights abuses in their native land, and some are telling of the light they found.]


46 Crimean war

[As Russia invades Crimea, Ukrainians strive to preserve their hard-won independence]

50 Doubling down

[The Obama administration plows ahead with IRS plans to clamp down on some nonprofit groups]

54 Faithful to the Book?

[A flood of Bible-themed movies hopes to win over Christians suspicious of the Hollywood treatment]

56 Permanent marker

[Once the domain of gangs and outcasts, tattoos have gone mainstream-including among Christians]


9 News

20 Quotables

22 Quick Takes


27 Movies & TV

30 Books

32 Q&A

34 Music


61 Lifestyle

63 Technology

64 Science

65 Houses of God

66 Sports

67 Money

68 Religion


6 JoelBelz

24 Janie B. Cheaney

36 Mindy Belz

15 Mailbag

19 Andree Seu Peterson

80 Marvin Olasky