Child of My Sorrow: An Exercise in Sadness by The Chairman Dances

With lush arrangements featuring everything from piano to saxophone to perfectly paced percussion, the sonic experience of Child of My Sorrow is, well, fun.

Roseanne Is Back, and She’s Not Sorry

In Roseanne, the Conners’ current state of fragmentation, political and social, is like holding a mirror up to our society. It ain’t pretty, but it’s us.

An Ode to Magazines (the Paper Kind)

In the face of the threat to the very existence of the periodical, it does not seem out of place to offer support of the medium in overwrought spiritual terms.

Crying in Public: The Cost of Gawking at Tonya and Tammy Faye

We are the audience, with our endless appetite for scandal, standing around the woman at the well (or in this case the two women at the well), ready to throw stones.

Missing the Point: Anne with an E Is Something Else

A sense of who Anne is and a certain integrity about her portrayal is necessary if she is to matter at all.

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.