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

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

Blood on the Shield: The Importance of Acknowledging the Complicated Narratives of American Heroism

We don’t do “once upon a time,” and we don’t get to ask for a fairy godmother to save us; in America, we save ourselves. 

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. 

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.

Seeing and Believing 286 | Florian Zeller’s The Father

Wade and Kevin catch up with Florian Zeller’s film adaptation of his own play The Father featuring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.

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.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the Ship of Theseus, and Creative Vision

If a character or a story is the Ship of Theseus, how much needs to be reshot, re-edited, cut, arranged, and composed before the original story no longer exists? 

Seeing and Believing 285 | Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs. Kong

Adam Wingard’s “Godzilla vs Kong” movie crashes into the show with Wade Returning along with his thoughts on Zack Snyder’s “Justice League.”

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. 

CAPC Magazine Issue 1 of 2021: Renewal

We’re three months into 2021. Is it everything you hoped? Or nothing like you dreamed? For many of us, the excitement has worn off, and the hard work of renewal has begun.

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.

Seeing and Believing 284 | Zack Snyder’s The Justice League

Kevin and special guest Chris Williams discuss the epic 4 hours long Zack Snyder cut of The Justice League in a spoiler-free review.

Persuasion 214 | Interlude

We’re taking a brief Interlude from our larger series, Finding Common Ground, and Hannah reads an excerpt from her recently released book.

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.