Seeing and Believing 318 | The Power of the Dog

Dallas Cowboys: “America’s Team” Indeed—and That’s Not Good News

The Dallas Cowboys should take off their rose-colored, star-shaped glasses, collectively look in the mirror, and be honest with themselves about who they truly are.

Temperance and Play: The Weird and Wonderful World of Wordle

Wordle feels like something so weird, wonderful, and pure that it shouldn’t exist on the internet in the Year of Our Lord 2022.

Seeing and Believing 317 | The Matrix Resurrections

Lana Wachowski, Keanu Reeves, and Carrie-Anne Moss return to the Matrix franchise for a remix of a beloved story. But does the remix work?

“Everything Is Alright”? Self-Loathing and Salvation through Commit This to Memory

Seventeen years later, Commit This to Memory remains a visceral account of one man’s search for that reality, an empty bottle ebenezer reminding us that self-actualization is a messy, painful, and ultimately impossible process. Without help, that is.

The Book of Boba Fett ‌‌Recap:‌ Who’s the Boss? ‌(Episode‌s 1 & 2)‌ ‌

Maybe this boss in a galaxy far, far away will actually get it right where others got it wrong.

Ignoring Prophecies in Don’t Look Up: A Comedy of Humanity’s Fatal Errors

Like the biblical prophets who spoke truth to those who wielded societal and religious power, the scientific experts were largely ignored as people distracted themselves with foolish, vainglorious pursuits.

Seeing and Believing 316 | The Top 10 Films of 2021

Kevin & Sarah Welch-Larson reconvene to discuss their favorite movies of 2021 and contemplate the end of a very strange year.

A Long Troll in the Wrong Direction: Déjà Vu and “Resurrecting” The Matrix

Stories that don’t end hint that the storyteller is writing aimlessly into the void, and they trap the audience in the world of the story.