Bridging the Gap: An Introduction

Has our culture abandoned God? That is a difficult question, and it actually leads to an even more fundamental question. Is it possible for our culture to abandon God? Some […]

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In Page and Film: Visions of Virtue in Harry Potter

Calling Harry Potter a cultural phenomenon is scarcely an exaggeration. Few franchises have been as successful, impactful, and well-loved as the on based around J. K. Rowling’s story about a […]

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Who Authors the Authority? A Discussion of Watchmen and Rightful Rule

Since their origin, superheroes have captured our imaginations. They embody many things that we revere: strength, power, confidence, justice, and love. It goes without saying that a child stands in […]

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On Judging Movies

People have very strong opinions about movies, opinions that rival, in passionate fervor, those of politics and religion. For example, many middle-aged Star Wars fans take personal offense to The […]

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In the Trenches

Welcome to our Brave New World where we live in a society of anger, autonomy, and division: beauty wrung out and replaced by a meme. More than ever, we are […]

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A Series of Unfortunate Events and the Persistence of Hope

Perhaps one of the most obvious characteristics of our world is that evil and suffering exist. No matter how hard we try to improve our condition, the forces of darkness […]

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Comedy-Drama in Film: Caught Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Comedy-Drama—known by the neologism “dramedy”—is a subgenre of comedy that presents one of life’s most prevalent incongruities: sorrow and joy intermingling and wrestling. Dramedy has received mixed reactions from film […]

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