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My school-aged self was intrigued by the Purple Pie Man. Since then, kids' TV has spun off in two directions: more violence for boys, threatless universes for girls.
The Newsroom is a great show that presents a noble sentiment. But it occasionally rings false.
Fruitvale Station is a powerful, meditative exploration of one ordinary life that met an extraordinary and tragic end.
I wanted to hate Preachers' Daughters without reserve. But the reality of this reality show proves more complicated than the scripts.
Lloyd Rediger's "clergy killer" premise is, in some senses, indisputable. Yet put so baldly, the kvetch seems odd.
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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