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Seeing and Believing 204 | David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake and Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory

The Summer of “Stan” starts with a review of Kubrick’s arguably first auteur film “Paths of Glory” along with a more recent film, “Under the Silver Lake.”

Christ and Pop Culture Summer 2019 Reading Guide

These are a few of our favorite books.

Reality TV and Our Kingdom of Spectacle

Competing for titles, money, contracts, and (sometimes even) a person’s affections, all for the entertainment of an audience, can cause figurative deaths—devaluation of a person’s worth, the consumption of their soul.

Persuasion 169 | Podcasts of Fire

How did a deeply faith-filled movie like Chariots of Fire win over the critics to receive such acclaim? Hannah and Erin discuss it for this installment of their Never Seen series.

Seeing and Believing 203 | Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman

Godzilla and Elton John duked it out to see which one of them would be king of the multiplex, but which of them will be king of Seeing & Believing’s heart.

Don’t Turn Away from the Trauma of Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us

When you see the fate of these boys, will you look away?

Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke, Free for CAPC Members

Reinke wants to help readers not be manipulated and enthralled by the spectacles of our media age. Instead, he shows that we see the greatest spectacle of all in the Cross.

Persuasion 168 | Describing The Breakfast Club Ruckus, with Wade Bearden & Kevin McLenithan

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson pack the Persuasion house with Seeing and Believing hosts Wade Bearden and Kevin McLenithan to discuss The Breakfast Club.

Anime & Overcoming

The central message of shōnen manga seems to be that whatever obstacles you face, try hard, stay true to your values, work together with your friends, and you will prevail in the end.

Seeing and Believing 202 | Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart

Wade and Kevin explore the latest live-action remake Aladdin then the raunchy high school comedy Booksmart, Olivia Wilde’s feature-film directing debut.

Persuasion 167 | Podcastin’ in the Rain, with Gina Dalfonzo

Gina Dalfonzo joins Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson to discuss Singin’ in the Rain and the cultural narratives it tells.

Fosse/Verdon Recap, “Providence” (Series Finale)

This series has poignantly shown us that it was longing that defined the lives of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

The Ubiquitous Google, the Omnipresent God, and the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Tyranny comes in many forms, but the most abiding characteristic of tyrants is that they enslave with indifference.

Don’t Disparage Fiction

Fictional stories can help us see more clearly truths and falsehoods that seem complex in the real world.

Fosse/Verdon Recap, “Nowadays” (Episode 7)

Their relationship has become a sad reminder that you can have it all and still have nothing.

Eiffel 65: Prophets of Solipsism

If Eiffel 65 teach us anything in “Blue,” it is this: do not drink the draught of technology all the way down.