An academic reflects on her analysis of a boy band, their fans' reactions to it, and the hazards of professional expertise
November 9, 2020
Exploring religion's leading role in the hit television series “Fleabag”
April 20, 2020
Exploring the resurrection trope in American cinema and what it reveals about us
March 2, 2020
What do Kanye and Hip Hop have to do with Augustine of Hippo?
January 30, 2020
Exploring the religious dimensions of the exhibit, "Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again," currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago
January 27, 2020
Ed. Note: Spoiler Alert: Details from the sixth and final episode of the recent television adaptation of Good Omens lie ahead. (On the seventh episode, Neil Gaiman rested.) The satiric television series Good Omens has been both praised and ce...
July 11, 2019
Ed. Note: Warning: This column contains major spoilers for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) is the latest American cinematic addition to the Godzilla movie series, an international multimedia franchise owne...
July 8, 2019
Stephen Versus the Game is the most recent TV series to explore the spirituality of a professional athlete—Stephen Curry—in an episode appropriately titled “Faith” (S2:E5). The thirty-minute spot on the Golden State Warriors’ sharpshooter follows a s...
June 27, 2019
I’m not able not to read Jia Tolentino. Initially compelled just by her name, she has easily held my ongoing attention with a prose at once lyrical and smart, and a perspective apposite in its topics and utterly different from my own. She teaches me ...
June 17, 2019
Ed. Note: Warning: This column contains major spoilers for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. The recent film, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019), is the latest cinematic addition to the Pokémon series, the multimedia entertainment franchise that ex...