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Scandal and New Girl are not ordinarily “about” race. But as national conversations on police violence intensify, they’ve stepped into the discussion.
Typical superheroes have no religion; they are quasi-religious saviors. This makes the hero of the new Netflix series Daredevil unusual.
The generational gap between 25 and 42 might seem not that great. But Noah Baumbach has explored the subtle differences in many films.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a strange combination: a relentlessly upbeat comedy about surviving abuse.
In Better Call Saul, Vince Gilligan takes characters he created for Breaking Bad and deepens and humanizes them
Beth Felker Jones teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is the author of Faithful: A Theology of Sex.
Jason Byassee teaches homiletics at Vancouver School of Theology.
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.
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