U.S. News & World report had done several articles about Freemasonry over the last few years, and they have been pretty evenhanded with us. And since the publication of The Da Vinci Code, the magazine has covered the Templars, Opus Dei and others.
Now on newsstands is a special edition of U.S.News, Mysteries Of History: Secret Societies. It covers the Masons, the Rosicrucians, Opus Dei, Skull & Bones, the Mafia, the Klan, Scientology and others.
A couple of nice surprises. The Masonic article has many excerpts from Mark Tabbert's American Freemasons, along with an extended reprint on symbolism from Kirk MacNulty's Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance.
But the nicest surprise was the listing of Solomon's Builders as a reference in the back.