RELEVANT Issue #61

RELEVANT Issue #61

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It's the second leading cause of death among America's 25-34 year-olds, killing 88 people in the U.S. every single day—so why isn't anyone talking about suicide? Also in the issue: Local Natives, Francis Chan, Regina Spektor, Shane Hipps and the long-awaited return of Five Iron Frenzy.

10- First Word

12- Feedback

14- Slices

30- The Drop: Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Page CXVI, Alt-J, Good Old War

36- Next: Working from Home

42- Reject Apathy: Sex Trafficking at the super bowl

52- Who are you, and why are you here? : It's a new year. Time to gain clarity about your life.

54- 2012: The Year of the Christian Athlete

58- Five Iron Frenzy: The most beloved Ska band is back after an eight-year hiatus- and they're blowing up servers. 

62- Is Jesus Bigger Than Religion? Shane Hipps isn't afraid to push the envelope. Here's one way he's doing it. 

66- Suicidal Tendencies: It's a taboo topic. But what were not talking abut is-literally-killing us. 

72- Local Natives: Come on in. Pull up a chair. Spend some time at home with L.A.'s latest indie favorite.

76- What's going right: The news is always harping on the bad stuff, and the church often follows suit. But here's the other side of the story.

80- Propoganda: He's the hip-hop poet who won't mince words while delivering one perfectly turned phrase after another

82- Breaking the ice: The christian dating scene is a particular breed of animal. What are we to make of the seemingly absurd choices?