Media

Galactic hopes

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

The Bluths’ school for virtue

Arrested Development is back, and family dysfunction is on display. But family may also be the characters' chance to break free from paralyzing narcissism.

Miniseries midrash

The hardest review to write is the B- review. And the History Channel’s five-part miniseries The Bible is neither excellent nor miserable.