Victims in collars

Lloyd Rediger's "clergy killer" premise is, in some senses, indisputable. Yet put so baldly, the kvetch seems odd.

Much ado in Santa Monica

Joss Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing is an enchanting modern take on the 16th-century romance and a nearly perfect movie.

Galactic hopes

Star Trek has long been insistently nonreligious. But in the end it has not replaced religion, just repurposed it.