Hollywood

Scarlett Laughs

Strong, female characters are all the rage in Hollywood these days. In “The Force Awakens,” J.J. Abrams merely remade the 1977 “Star Wars” with a […]

Celluloid Alternatives

Unless mercifully you live under a rock, you have heard all the hoopla over the upcoming next installment in the “Star Wars” franchise. Those of […]

A Great Movie About Jihad

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Civilization Wins in ‘The Highwaymen’

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_ ] Hollywood’s cultural liberalism is effective not because it lectures us. Indeed, the lecturing, hectoring awards shows have […]

The Zone of Adulthood

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_ ] [fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_ ] Like some of you, I suffer from insomnia. Try […]

Melodrama or Reality?

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_ ] In the spring of 1519, the Aztec god-king Montezuma II received word that strange, marvelous creatures had […]

Normalizing the Unthinkable

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_ ] A few weeks ago, a new television series called “Shrill” premiered on Hulu. Based on a memoir […]

Captain Marvel’s War on Women

[fusion_text columns=”” column_min_width=”” column_ rule_style=”default” rule_size=”” rule_ ] Art imitates life, but to an even greater extent, life imitates art. Like culture and politics, the […]

God’s Ways and Our Ways

Did you hear that Phil Robertson has a new book out? Yes, the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch, author of Happy Happy Happy, UnPHILtered, and (in a […]