CAPC Jr.: Pop Culture Commentary from the Next Generation

In CAPC Jr., significant children in the lives of our writers pass on their own unique insights into some of their favorite cultural artifacts.

The Good Place Recap: “Pandemonium” (Season 3, Episode 12)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the season 3 finale of The Good Place, “Pandemonium.”

The Good Place Recap: The Book of Dougs & Chidi Sees a Time Knife (Season 3, Episodes 10 & 11)

What if we resisted dehumanization as our first goal in life, as a way to reflect glory on the one who created us?

She-Ra, the Princess of Power, and the Power of Princesses

She-Ra does an amazing job of presenting characters, especially female characters, as whole beings.

Finding Community in Season 2 of Atypical

Although the redeeming power of community has become a nearly trite refrain among Christian spaces, Atypical points to the price community demands.

Seeing and Believing 182: James Wan’s Aquaman and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War

The latest entry in the DC superhero universe and an awards favorite from Poland. Does Aquaman sink or swim? Does Cold War leave the guys feeling cold?

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Ten Supers Saving

In some ways, we all face a battlefield of minute, infinitesimally important choices every day, for good and evil.

On the Ninth Day of Christmas, CAPC Gave to Me: Nine Nights of Netflix

It’s a strange, new streaming world out there with some truly great diamonds in the rough.

Seeing and Believing 181: Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Merry Christmas from Seeing & Believing! Our last episode before Christmas starts off Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and then Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

The Good Place Recap: Janet(s) (Season 3, Episode 9)

We are defined not just by who we are, but by who we are in relationship to one another.

Seeing and Believing 178: Stephen Caple Jr.’s Creed 2 and David Yates’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

It’s an all-sequel edition of the show this week, as the guys take Stephen Caple Jr.’s Creed 2 and David Yates’s The Crimes of Grindelwald?

The Decentering Power of Kim’s Convenience

Watching a show like Kim’s Convenience is a helpful exercise for anyone in the dominant culture to experience the decentering of whiteness and the elevation of stories from the margins.

The Miserable Mr. Maisel

The events of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s season finale offer Joel a second chance and a path towards redemption.

The Good Place Recap: Don’t Let the Good Life Pass You By (Season 3, Episode 9)

I too am obsessed with the psychology of do-gooders and how they help us understand the world we live in through their failed attempts at perfection.

The Good Place Recap: The Worst Possible Use of Free Will (Season 3, Episode 8)

D. L. Mayfield recaps the latest episode of The Good Place, “The Worst Possible Use of Free Will.”

Seeing and Believing 175: Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind and Lasse Halstrom/Joe Johnston’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Christmas came early this year with Orson Wells’ unfinished The Other Side of the Wind, and Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.