Go Ahead. Love That Rom Com.
Rebel Wilson’s latest film reflects the common urge to trash romance. But love stories point us toward a deeper affection for God.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Every year, Valentine's Day brings with it the release of movies that fall into the much-maligned genre of “rom-com.” Warnings against romantic fiction go back at
‘Wild Wild Country’ Hits Close to Home
The new Netflix documentary reveals an uncomfortable truth about American religious innovation.
Opinion | Pop Culture. 'Wild Wild Country' Hits Close to Home. The new Netflix documentary reveals an uncomfortable truth about American religious innovation.
The Red Carpet Is No Longer a Refuge from Real-World Issues
This Academy Awards season, celebrities and fans are looking for more from Hollywood, but even with more robust coverage, they may not always find it.
Opinion | Pop Culture. carpet, a place that used to be a refuge for small talk about movies, fashion, and We know that it's possible for a TV celebrity who arguably wasn't taken seriously
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
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Hallmark Christmas Movies: ‘Guilty Pleasure’ No More
The good-hearted holiday films prove more popular—and more lovable— than we assume.
to their expansive back catalog of made-for-TV films. as it proved itself lucrative (think Marvel movies, Star Trek My friend (and Christ and Pop Culture founder) Richard Clark once told
Confessions of a Media-Protective Parent
What I’ve learned from trying to keep my kids safe—but not too safe.
We watched Disney movies—which made us too liberal for I realized that TV was a shared “ordinary.” I couldn of passive, uncritical consumption, or blocking all pop culture with ironclad
Quit Calling Them 'Chick Flicks'
With the female-fronted 'Ghostbusters,' it's time to celebrate women in movies.
has drastic real-world repercussions, from career opportunities to rape culture. up 17 percent of crowd scenes in movies—close to a long time “only saw pale skin” represented on TV.
Does the Road to Character Run Through Silicon Valley?
The HBO show draws us in with deeper questions about power and morals.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Does the Road to Character Run Through Silicon Valley? The HBO show draws us in with deeper questions about power and morals.
'Get the Girl to Do It'
What 'Hidden Figures' reveals about race, women, and how our sons see our daughters.
Opinion | Pop Culture. They didn't have movies like this when I was growing up.” Author, minister, and adjunct professor Nicole Massie Martin agrees: “I am always grateful to see films
‘La La Land’ Dances Between Love and Calling
What Christians might take away from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s latest hit.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Indoctrinated into the happily-ever-afters of my favorite romantic movies, like Notting Hill or Only You, I am tempted to believe that sometimes our calling is
Is It God, or Is It Us?
We talked about God a lot this year in pop culture, but not the same way.
Vampire Slayer and True Blood and many others, to countless movies that feature One of the great things about TV and film is that we can It has been a difficult year to watch the news.
Why We Want to Return to Stars Hollow
The weirdest part of the Gilmore Girls hometown? How they did community right.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Stars Hollow regularly appears on lists of favorite TV towns--it's rightful reward for cramming so much glorious oddity into every square inch.
Streams of Joy: Into the Heart of Gilmore Girls Devotion
The creator and co-host of the Gilmore Guys podcast reflects on a year of unexpected success.
is a show that hasn't been on TV for seven Festival in Austin and months later came the news of a have proven their own comedic chops, with clever pop culture references, improvised
A terrific, haunting recasting of the true nature of heroism.
a weekly launching pad for your own pop culture exploration from CT's hero is as simple as it seems on the evening news. itself) sidesteps the ever-present problem of movies based on
Moms, Go on with Your ‘Bad’ Self
In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best.
Opinion. Moms, Go on with Your 'Bad' Self. In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best. Jennifer Grant. Image: STX Entertainment.
Duck Dynasty Wife: The More Christians on Reality TV, the Better
How unexpected fame and quirky family has helped Jessica Robertson share her faith.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Duck Dynasty Wife: The More Christians on Reality TV, the Better. How unexpected fame and quirky family has helped Jessica Robertson share her faith.
Cultsploitation and True Believers
Being duped and blinded to the truth is no laughing matter. So why are we so obsessed with cults?
must confront her former captor, in one of TV's most fabulous and we can surround ourselves with friends and news sources and But in our pop-culture cult fixation—our cult of cults, if
Thanking Our Immigrant Parents
How Master of None points to the joy, not the guilt, of “Honor your father and mother.”
Opinion | Pop Culture. Thanking Our Immigrant Parents. How Master of None points to the joy, not the guilt, of “Honor your father and mother.”. Jennifer Clark, guest writer.
The Selfishness of Digital Life ‘On Demand’
Tips for helping teens (and ourselves) find balance in high tech world.
for T-shirts and boots will appear on your Facebook news feed for weeks. Movies on Demand, streaming options, the DVR, Redbox, DVDs we own, and pausing live TV—all of
I’m Kimmy Schmidt, Minus the ‘Unbreakable’
A cult survivor explains what a new sitcom gets right—and wrong—about life on the outside.
Opinion | Pop Culture. I'm Kimmy Schmidt, Minus the 'Unbreakable'. We didn't own a TV, and I couldn't to listen to secular music— even most Christian music was banned.