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Morality games

By Megan Basham
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Television | Even the nihilistic and obscene world of Game of Thrones argues for an immutable moral order

The Night Manager

By John Mark Reynolds
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Television | The Night Manager is a very competent, movie-quality spy thriller done as a joint project by the BBC and AMC. Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddlestone) is a James Bond…

Buffet of belief

By Megan Basham
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Television | The Story of God tries to reconcile world religions by downplaying their differences 

Killer missteps

By Megan Basham
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Television | The networks botch another Bible story

Mercy Street captures the fractures, fears, and frills of the Civil War era

By Laura Finch
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Television | If there’s a Downton Abbey– sized hole in your heart this week, give Mercy Street a try. PBS’ newest show whisks viewers inside a bustling, chaotic Civil War…

Downton Abbey ends as it began—generously

By Megan Basham
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Television | In wrapping up his immensely popular show, writer Julian Fellowes allowed our favorite characters to give each other grace

Hollywood’s elite get skewered

By Megan Basham
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Movies | The Oscars took a back seat as Chris Rock chided the glitterati for their lack of diversity

Fuller House offers never-ending nostalgia and little else

By Laura Finch
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Television | “Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV …” Predictability stars once again in Fuller House , a sequel to the 1990s hit

Stephen King explores the consequences of changing the past in 11.22.63

By Laura Finch
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Television | In some ways, 11.22.63 feels like Stephen King saw Back to the Future and decided to make a civically superior drama. But in this case, the stakes are much…

Pursuing earthly justice, coming up short

By Laura Finch
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Crime | Made famous by a Netflix true crime docudrama, lawyer Dean Strang reflects on eternal justice—the only kind anyone can count on

Conspiracy theory

By Megan Basham
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Television | American political anxieties—and aliens—fuel X-Files reboot

The People v. O.J. Simpson

By John Mark Reynolds
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Television | Race. Wealth. Privilege. Corruption. Race. The People v. O.J. Simpson: Twenty years ago America’s sins converged in one court case. FX and producer Ryan Murphy…

 
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