We Are All Fairy-Tale People

By Jim McDermott | December 16, 2020

In Season Four of “The Crown,” royal myths — both real and imagined — reveal truths about how we can live “ever after” in the here and now.

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Nostalgia and Novelty

By David Goodwin | December 15, 2020

Re-watching “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” reveals something new in a comforting and familiar routine of holidays shows.

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Marvel Comics, Native Voices

By Jim McDermott | December 9, 2020

The rise of Indigenous action heroes is a welcome change. But their real superpower may be speaking in their own voices.

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Jesus and Buddha in China

By Anastasia McGrath | December 3, 2020

Jesuit missionaries first approached Buddhists in sixteenth-century China with respect and interest. After aligning themselves with the Confucian elite, the Jesuits grew hostile to Buddhism and perceived it as a dangerous imitation of Catholicism itself.

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