Outwardly Wasting Away: Hope in the Horrible-Childhood Memoir

The most basic hopefulness present in every autobiographical disaster tale is its very existence. The name of the author on the front cover, together with their picture on the back flap, proclaims to the reader, “I survived.”

Faith, Hope, Love and Monsters

Love and Monsters pushes beneath the familiar “unstoppable force of love” trope to unveil our varied attempts at quelling the painful longing that often hangs in the shadows of it: loneliness.    

Reconciliation, Artificial Intelligence, and the Apocalypse

The best ending possible to the Mass Effect trilogy is easiest to achieve with the help of the Quarians and the Geth. It also requires a lot of cooperation from other various peoples around the entire galaxy.

How Wynd Rises Toward Renewal

At its heart, Wynd is about our own search for renewal and who we become through the journey.

Battlestar Galactica: A Retrospective Look at a “Jewish” Tale of Orientation, Disorientation, and Reorientation

But what the writers knew that the viewers did not is that history—as Battlestar understood it—was neither linear nor cyclical. Quite surprisingly, and to the consternation of more than a few, it was Jewish.

The Long Obedience of Sunderland A.F.C.

Throughout Sunderland’ Til I Die, the club burns through new coaches, players, and strategies attempting easy tweaks and quick fixes. But there is no single problem keeping them from winning.

Addictive Consumption and the Antidote of Beauty

Whereas the world of addictive pleasure teaches us to feel, the world of beauty teaches us to sacrifice: to go beyond attention to the self and give attention toward another.

Longing for Mercy: Cobra Kai and the Meaning of Christmas

Cobra Kai’s lack of mercy on display makes us look for a different way, which the Christmas tradition provides. Christmas is all about mercy.

Fatman: The Sleigh, the Truth, and the Life

In Fatman, we root for depressed and weary Santa as the underdog, unaware a highly trained assassin is coming for him; yet we’re given hope through hints of his supernatural powers to fight injustice.

Scrooge: Individualism Run Amok

By opening himself and giving to others, Ebenezer Scrooge is living a more robust life himself.

People & Happenings of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights important people and happenings that shaped the year that was 2020.

Book & Game Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite books and games from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

Music & Podcast Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite music and podcasts from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

TV Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite TV shows from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

Film Favorites of 2020 from CAPC Staff

Our team highlights their favorite films from 2020 that managed to break through the dark days and deliver a bit of goodness.

How the Muppets Helped Me Contemplate My Mortality This Christmas

Just as Scrooge re-evaluates his life and actions when he comes face-to-face with his tombstone, so too does the tradition of memento mori ask us to evaluate our lives in light of eternity.