By J.D. ECARMA The biblical story of “Jonah and the whale” has become part of popular culture, ranking up there with Adam and Eve’s remarkable apple. Jonah, a prophet ordered to bring a message...
Love it or hate it, “Mother!” is actually an allegory that uses some gruesome scenes and a stylized, over-the-top version of key passages in the Bible to tell a story about climate change.
Whatever country star turned pop icon Taylor Swift does, it seems to be termed “problematic” in some way, whether it’s announcing a new album, releasing a new single, or even demanding justice for herself in an assault and battery trial and using her victory to bring attention to a nonprofit helping rape survivors.
None of this is going to make me rich or even make me marginally more attractive to an employer. That was another lie.
If you’ve been considering embarking on a Netflix journey with any of these shows, here’s where I recommend starting:
“Don’t Think Twice” is a lovely little film from the creative mind (and comic’s heart) of Mike Birbligia, a comedian and actor who clearly drew on his own experience to write and direct.
“This guy doesn’t know what a lime is.”
The right has a devastating gap when it comes to the arts.
As much of our culture turns away from Christianity, the beliefs our faith espouses make their way into the mainstream press less and less. Many media sources, already vehicles of various biases we find unpalatable, make us angry when they misrepresent Catholicism or advocate immorality or scoff at our values. So we boycott. Stay inside our social media echo chambers. Read about how bad the other side is in our preferred news sources without actually reading what the opposition is writing.
It’s not an irrational response — frankly, it’s an understandable response. But it isn’t the best one.