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No, Brainwashing Isn’t a Thing. So I Guess Your Problems Are Your Own Fault.

If anyone could engage in brainwashing, it’s the God of the universe, and he doesn’t. Which probably tells you . . . something.

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.    

Seeing and Believing 290 | Taylor Sheridan’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead”

Does Taylor Sheridan’s “Those Who Wish Me Dead” stoke the fires of the summer blockbuster or remain a pile of smoking ash.

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.

Why Were Comic Books So Bland and Silly in the 1950s? Moral Panic, Obviously.

Stories that pretend horrifying, disturbing, and immoral things simply don’t exist tend to ring hollow. 

CAPC Magazine Issue 2 of 2021: Hope from Horror

In times of uncertainty, tragedy, and grief, hope is sustenance, life-giving water in a dessert.

Persuasion 216 | Nature Is Healing

What’s the point of pursuing healing when it doesn’t seem to last? Erin and Hannah discuss in the finale to the Finding Common Ground series.

Raised by Wolves: The Temptation and Trauma of an Android Eve

Raised by Wolves shows us a world where the tools we’ve fashioned (AI) are placed in the position of fashioning us.

Persuasion 215 | Sustainable Living

Do we bother making plans when they are likely to get turned inside out anyhow? Do we let chaos reign and become accustomed to the wild ride of life?

How Wynd Rises Toward Renewal

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

Seeing and Believing 289 | Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat

Wade and Kevin strive for a flawless victory in their review of Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat. Does it delivery a fatality or a friendship?

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.

In 2000, the Internet Was the Future, until Every Internet Company Went Broke

Nobody really had the answers to these questions about the internet, but it was clear there was a lot of venture capital to be raised by pretending you did.

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.

Seeing and Believing Episode 288: A Retro Review of The Night of the Hunter

Wade and Kevin review a film regarded by many critics as the best directorial one-off, Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter