Fugitive Lights: The Renaissance of a Cold War Phenomenon in the 21st Century

Whatever makes me search declassified FBI documents about UFO phenomena is the same thing that keeps me searching the pages of Scripture.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: Brick by Brick (Episode 6)

As a Black man, Sam Wilson carries the lineage of America’s broken promise, by both heritage and by lived experience.

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 Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: Deconstructing America (Episode 5)

“I owe you an apology,” the Winter Soldier tells Sam. “I’m sorry.”

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.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: A Truer, Better Captain (Episode 4)

It is not normal for those with power to lay it down for another’s sake. To those insecure in their power, this feels like surrender. It feels like shame. Humiliation. 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: The Bad Guy Roundup (Episode 3)

That’s the thing about this show. Unlike WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s mysteries are probably the least interesting thing about it. 

I Promised Myself I Wouldn’t Talk about “Cancel Culture” Here, but Then Crime Scene Happened, so I Guess I Have To

The reality is that the whims of the internet mob are, at best, only occasionally guided by moral clarity and a sense of true justice.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: Black Falcon, White Wolf (Episode 2)

If Steve was wrong about Bucky, then it means all the hard work of amending for his former murderous self has been a waste. And it’s only a matter of time before Bucky snaps again. 

Bending Air: Avatar and the Way of Cruciform Nonviolence

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang uses his moral imagination to resist the evildoer in a way that is decisive, just, active, selfless, and nonviolent.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Recap: Pledge of Allegiance (Episode 1)

Sam is, by every measure, the living embodiment of American excellence and all the ideals for which the shield stands. But he’s not just any man. He’s a Black man.

Superman Subverted: How Superman & Lois Reinvents the Man of Steel

Superman & Lois is interested in giving us a Superman who has gone through the ups and downs of human experience

WandaVision Recap: Wanda All Along (Episode 9)

Agatha asked Wanda, “Do you think maybe this is what you deserve?” That’s the question that poisons all our hearts.

WandaVision Recap: Therapist Says What? (Episode 8)

Agatha takes Wanda to therapy, and the show essentially takes its viewers to therapy, as well.

The Utopian Peccadilloes of Star Trek: Lower Decks

The darker subtexts of Star Trek: Lower Decks point to the reality that, in a very real and metaphysical sense, there are no “little” sins.

WandaVision Recap: Shocking and Fantastic (Episode 7)

Wanda is no longer the picket fence housewife performing community magic shows. No. She’s the pajama-clad matriarch who knows her life is a mess.