Our Pepsi Protest Party

Maybe we hate the Pepsi ad for reasons other than the more obvious ones: its vapidity, unironic consumerism, excessive denim.

Worship Music: What Is It Good For?

Ideally, it seems, worship music should be written and performed by attractive young people sporting angular haircuts, tight T-shirts, and tattoos.

Sherlock‘s Fourth Season Forgets What Makes Sherlock Holmes the World’s Greatest Detective

For all its psychologizing of its subject, what the final season of Sherlock fails to understand is Sherlock himself.

Time Without Measure by The Chairman Dances, Free for CAPC Members

The album Time Without Measure takes on activism with intimate, challenging lyrics in the style of Sufjan Stevens and The Mountain Goats.

The Real Meaning of Halloween

We should never forget the real meaning of Halloween: paganism.

Trump’s Altered State: Reality Is for Suckers

We owe it all to Trump, who was among the first one to go on Reality TV and tell reality itself to get lost.

Telling My Story: The Limits of Personal Narrative

The standard explanation for the power of personal narrative is that out of a particular experience, the universal one can be understood, or at least felt, if only briefly.

Evangelicals for Trump: In Power or Persecuted?

Many evangelicals consider themselves to be in danger of persecution, with Trump offering their best hope; many secular Americans see things differently.

Cool Takes: J.K. Rowling and the Writer’s Obsession

J.K. Rowling can tamper with the characters to her heart’s content, but I can no longer, in good faith, be part of this creator-consumer bargain.

CaPC Membership, Civil Discourse, and a Hamilton Lip Sync Battle

The Christ and Pop Culture members group, and an impromptu Hamilton Lip Sync Battle, might be the only good things you’ll find on Facebook.

Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Soucy’s Wayword: A Liturgy for the Digital Age

With the release of Wayword, the band Mr & Mrs. Garrett Soucy gives listeners a stripped-down liturgy that is perfect for the digital age.

Cool Takes: Our Current Apocalypse

The Trump apocalypse, in one way or another, has always been upon us.

Cool Takes: Drew Barrymore’s Celebrity Marriage after Divorce

Drew Barrymore says that her impending divorce doesn’t take away from being a family. Is this even possible?

Cool Takes: ‘Murder, She Wrote’ and Sleuthing for Virtue

‘Murder, She Wrote’ sleuth, Jessica Fletcher, subscribes to a higher law, and chooses to live accordingly. She only hopes you will do the same.

Cool Takes: Can Leslie Knope Save Our Politics?

Leslie Knope is an American political hero.

Cool Takes: The Snowpocalypse of Privilege

This week in whiteness: a huge snowstorm and Macklemore’s “White Privilege II”.