Feminism, Depravity, and House of Cards

Whether or not you’re one of the many Americans who’s been spending an outsize amount of time watching season two of House of Cards on Netflix, you’ve certainly heard about the phenomenon and its calculating power-hungry couple, Frank and Claire Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Wright won a Golden Globe for her performance, and [Read More...]

What’s Good – and Not – About ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Last Friday, I published a piece on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at Christianity Today that garnered a ton of response. In it, I talk about not just the movies, but the merchandising: I’m not just frustrated, I’m appalled: all this tie-in merchandise declaws the story of The Hunger Games, in much the same way that the actual affluent [Read More...]

What GIRL MOST LIKELY Teaches Us About Our Heritage

Last weekend I reviewed the new film Girl Most Likely, starring Kristen Wiig (of Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids fame), for Christianity Today. As I started working on the article, I found that the movie had odd resonances with a subject I think about a lot: how can we be always growing and renewing as Christians, seeking a more robust [Read More...]


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