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Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more

Faith in 2-D

It's the golden era of TV, and many shows explore moral and psychological issues with great nuance. Why not take religion as seriously?
December 18, 2012

Emerging as adults

Our culture tells young adults to resist adulthood with all their might. New Girl portrays characters who want something more.
December 5, 2012

The zombie war

Whatever else zombies are, they're a parody of Christian hope for the resurrection of the body.
November 15, 2012

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.
November 6, 2012

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.
October 16, 2012

Rev.

I feared that Rev. would reprise the saccharine sweetness of The Vicar of Dibley. Episode one set me straight.
October 1, 2012

Breaking Bad

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.
September 20, 2012

Sherlock

Theologians have long posited an omniscient God. The British TV show Sherlock delights us with an omniscient human being.
August 23, 2012

Game of Thrones

It seems like all anyone wants to talk about is power. And the best show on television about power is Game of Thrones.
July 15, 2012

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