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The lure of Mormon romance

Twilight and Big Love explore something most romantic dramas have forgotten: the pleasures of moral struggle for the sake of spiritual growth.

Pinterest and porn

The temptation of Pinterest is in the part of it that is trite, banal and predictable. But that's not all there is to the site's appeal.

Rev.

Created by Tom Hollander and James Wood

I feared that Rev. would reprise the saccharine sweetness of The Vicar of Dibley. Episode one set me straight.

Breaking Bad

Created by Vince Gilligan

Each time Walter White gets away with something, I can't help cheering him on—while also shuddering at his depravity and my own complicity.

Once Upon a TimeMirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman

Several current tales of Snow White nod at feminist critique—while leaving the old paradigms for female power and beauty intact.