WandaVision Recap: Whatever Happened Happened (Episode 3)

Whatever is happening, the world as I tend to frame it is far too small; my conception of it, too limiting.

Nature Is Healing: All Creatures Great and Small

What James Herriot did as a vet—and what he does as a storyteller—he shows us the healing nature of healing nature.

WandaVision Recap: A Grief Observed (Episodes 1 & 2)

WandaVision is zany and funny and nostalgic, with occasional bursts of creepiness and dread.

So You Just Found Out You’re in a Cult: A Socratic Dialogue

Wait! Conspiracies happen all the time! Why are people so down on conspiracy theories these days?

A Hidden Life, Patriotism, and a Rightly Ordered Love for America

Love of country is good, but love of country must never supersede love of God, and it’s only by loving God most that we can love our country in the way we should.

No, Y2K Wasn’t a World-Ending Disaster. It Also Wasn’t a Silly Hoax.

Of course, as overblown as much of the Y2K panic was, the it-was-all-a-big-hoax assessment wasn’t really accurate either.

Wonder Woman 1984’s Good True Story

WW84 asks us to confront the truth that while we have some desires that are good, even good desires can become dangerously disordered.

Maybe the Real War on Christmas Was the Friends We Made along the Way

The backlash against O’Reilly’s 2004 fabrication of “The War on Christmas” was as swift as his declaration of it to exist.

The Mandalorian Recap: I Am Your Father (Season 2, Episode 8)

In the untrained hands of one so powerful as Grogu, the Force is a recipe for calamity.

The Mandalorian Recap: Sacrificing the Sacred (Season 2, Episode 7)

We’ve had to do what we’ve had to do, which meant saying goodbye, for a time, to the good things—even some of the sacred things—in order to survive.

Bent Out of Shape: The Ring of Power and the Wraithing of Humanity

Power is no thing to love, only to bear with, as Tolkien teaches us.

The Mandalorian Recap: Boba Fight! (Season 2, Episode 6)

This episode did for Boba Fett what Rogue One did for Darth Vader.

The Mandalorian Recap: A Child by Any Other Name (Season 2, Episode 5)

My favorite idea of any Star War is when that dusty old Jedi teaching is shredded and burned to the ground.

The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of 3D Cinema

When you factor in the higher costs, the uncomfortable glasses, and the headaches, it was probably only a matter of time before the novelty wore off.

Control of the Board: How The Queen’s Gambit and Hamilton Tell Our Stories

The female experience in life very frequently feels like that of a queen on a chessboard, especially when we get into traditionally male-dominated spaces.

The Mandalorian Recap: Guns and Ships (Season 2, Episode 4)

And so it came to pass that in one fell swoop, the showrunners connected The Mandalorian to the worst ideas of the prequel and sequel trilogies.