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Hazy Beer in an Age of Authenticity

When consumerism dictates what is considered “good,” tradition and standards are reduced to marketing and the notion of craft itself is hollowed out.

Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette Proves That Laughter Is Not Always the Best Medicine

Part of Hannah Gadsby’s subversive power consists in the fact she still manages to be hilarious even as she refuses to let us rest in the abridgments necessary to her former punchlines.

Seeing and Believing 163: Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade

Wade and Kevin review the latest Mission: Impossible film (alternate title: See Tom Run) and the latest indie darling from studio A24, Eighth Grade. Thrills and chills abound!

Call for Pitches: Illustrations

Write for our digital magazine! Submit a pitch by 8/8 for a feature article on the theme of illustrations.

Ugly Delicious Reveals the Beauty and Challenge of Neighborly Love

To critique a show, or an institution, or a dear friend can be an act of love.

Leave No Trace and the Struggle to Leave Behind the Fears of Our Parents

As Leave No Trace teaches us, we’ve all been given lenses tinted by unhealthy fears because we live in a broken world that inflicts varying degrees of trauma on everyone.

Persuasion 143: Being a Disruptive Witness, with Alan Noble

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson invite Professor and CaPC EiC Alan Noble to the conversation to sort out the issue on how our social discourse may be loud, it is rarely effective in advancing understanding or reducing conflict.

Lecrae x Zaytoven: Let the Trap Say Amen

But it’s not just talk and rapping; Lecrae uses his talents to aim at the hearts of men, even when people don’t understand his message.

B.Y.O.B. (Be Your Own Boss) Culture and the Cult of Self

If we embrace the hustle without a critical eye, we can feed ideas about ourselves that are untrue. Namely that we are the ultimate authority: the true “captain of our souls.”

What Is Christian Conversion? The Case of Danai Gurira’s The Convert

Danai Gurira’s play The Convert strips away spiritualized clichés to interrogate the real, complex, and often all-too-earthy motives behind conversion to Christianity..

Seeing and Believing 162: Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2 and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Third Murder

Both movies this week involve a measure of mayhem, but the two directors’ personal approaches to their stories couldn’t be more different: The Equalizer 2 and The Third Murder.

Beyond the Field: The Social Good of Women’s Sports

With the appropriate ideological shift, Americans could expand their pallets to appreciate slower games.

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore Tackles the Existential Crisis

Mingled terror and hope will be with us so long as we live, as we can see in the indie black comedy I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Growing into Motherhood by Watching The West Wing

Motherhood is demanding, but does it require us to devote every ounce of our being to this new role?

David Foster Wallace and Worship in the #MeToo World

Who has the words to grieve that David Foster Wallace could write what we believe and betray it constantly in his own life?

Seeing and Believing 161: Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace and Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You

Wade and Kevin get lost in the woods for their first film this week: Leave No Trace, Debra Granik’s long-awaited follow-up to Winter’s Bone. Then things take a turn for the weird as the guys jump into Boots Riley satire of capitalism and racism run amok, Sorry to Bother You.