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Django Unchained is an irreverent, profound and problematic exploration of America's original sin—and the power of a revenge fantasy.
The TV series Homeland raises some grave real-world questions.
The anxiety over Zero Dark Thirty reveals what happens when we cede the task of constructing our social narrative to the entertainment industry.
The early history of Alcoholics Anonymous has always fascinated me, so I was eager to see the much heralded new documentary Bill W.
When Peter Jackson plays up the theme of home, it's a loving riff on Tolkien. But why must he make war the driving engine of the The Hobbit?
Beth Felker Jones teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is the author of Touched by a Vampire.
Jason Byassee is senior pastor of Boone United Methodist Church in Boone, North Carolina.
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.
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