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This Ain’t No Garden of Eden

Five years ago, I became a grownup. The process involved the following steps: leave New York City, get married, buy a house in the suburbs, have two kids. Recently added into that mix is the forsaking of narrative-driven TV for shows like House Hunters (or House Hunters International, if you’re nasty), the Food Network (love you, […]

God in The Storm

Like you, I’ve currently been trying to move through season three of House of Cards as slowly as possible, and not watch the whole thing in one sitting. It’s hard to do, even though this season is a lot less binge-friendly than the first two. And it’s hard to do predominantly because the Underwood’s ‘house […]

On TV: Season Two of House of Cards

I have no spur To prick the sides of my intent, but only Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself And falls on th’other… –Macbeth “For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted. Welcome back.” This is the end […]

Hell’s Capital: Watching Season One of House of Cards

Everything was clean, so precise and towering I was welcomed with open arms, I received so much help in every way, I felt no fear…I felt like I belonged –Wilco, “Hell Is Chrome” “You know what I like about people? They stack so well.” If hell is not chrome in House of Cards, it is […]

Another Week Ends: One Way Love, Platonic Tennis, Curmudgeon Law, Downton Anti-Snobbery, Ecumenical Shipwrecks, Dr. Hook, House of Cards and Justified

1. The hits just keep on coming. Spring Conference speaker and friend Tullian Tchividjian announced his next book this morning and the title will be familiar to some of you, One Way Love: The Power of Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World. Tullian, of course, is paying tribute to the definition of grace that PZ […]