Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 10-13

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We're back with the latest installment of Killer Serials, in which Tony Jones, and I discuss the final four episodes of Orange is the New Black, season 3. … [Read more...]

Popping Collars Part II: “Jesus becomes a monster for us and with us”

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My book, Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day, dropped yesterday. Get it on Amazon or anywhere fine books are sold.Continuing now with the "Popping Collars" podcast in which the Rev’s Greg Knight and Betsy Gonzalez and I discuss biblical epics, scripture, and popular culture.Here’s the link to the whole podcast, which is much more entertaining than reading a transcript.Again, I offer the caveat that this is a not-at-all acc … [Read more...]

Richard’s Book Is Here! + Part One of Popping Collars

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So the big day has arrived. My book, Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day, drops today. Get it on Amazon or anywhere fine books are sold....online. With a title like that they’re not exactly going to have it at your local Books-A-Million.To celebrate, I want to post an excerpt and a link to a recent appearance I made on the "Popping Collars" podcast explaining some of what the book is about and my interest in popular culture and b … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 7-9

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The next installment of Killer Serials, in which Tony Jones and I discuss episodes 7-9 of the third season of Orange is the New Black. … [Read more...]

SENSE8 and the Politics of Watching TV

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The new Netflix series, Sense8 (by the Wachowski siblings) isn't a great series, but, set in the context of the ever-expanding television market, it is a must-watch series if you care about what type of content gets made.  … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 4-6

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Tony and I are back with the second installment of Killer Serials and a look at episodes four, five, and six of the third season of Orange is the New Black. … [Read more...]

True Detective, “The Western Book of the Dead” Post Mortem

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Given the ever-improving nature of television dramas, it's difficult to write confidently about a series after the pilot episode or to write off a series after a bad episode or two. How many people absolutely loved the first episode of The Wire? Writers and producers are playing a long game and people who reflect on the medium must adapt as well. Yet as a massive fan of the first season of True Detective, I wanted to weigh in on last night's second season premier, even though there's not much, in … [Read more...]

Is the Soul Gendered?

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I’ve noticed recently that when you post an article on Facebook, the all-knowing Newsfeed will post three articles below your post – two that agree with the article you posted and one that disagrees. This is an interesting idea, and may help break down the “echo chamber” that so much of our online dialogue has become.But then, sometimes, the articles Big Brother Facebook suggests are just downright offensive.Looking over some postings on the remarkable coming out of Caitlyn Jenner the oth … [Read more...]


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