Mississippi stands alone as the last state to fly the Confederate emblem in its official state flag. But some Mississippians are pushing to change that. I interviewed Beau York and Chellese Hall, hosts of the Red Flag Podcast, to learn more.
Here, there is no rest for the wicked, no sunset into which he may ride, only a hangman’s gallows from which to swing.
I teamed up with some of CAPC's finest to parse out the Coen Brothers' latest film, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs. Head over to Christ & Pop Culture to keep reading.
In Forever’s opening four-minute montage, June (Maya Rudolph) and Oscar (Fred Armisen) grow from two young, vibrant lovers to married, middle-aged normies. As their days blend to years, an unspoken boredom clouds their marital habits, which begin to repeat in perpetuity: same dinner routines, same lake house anniversary trips. June and Oscar are best friends for life, for sure, but they seem stuck in a banal, purposeless existence.
The people in the postcards don’t sweat under the Florida sun. The postcard toddlers don’t cry. Decreasing check account ledgers don’t faze the dads. None of the moms stomp down Main Street USA announcing, “We’re never coming back!” while a trail of scared, guilty children follow behind.
Mom says I've been reading at an adult level for a while now. “You're mature for your age,” she tells me, “so I think you'll like this.” She hands me a thick paperback.
At ten years old, I go to my room, slump into bed, and trace my fingers over the cover of Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.Read More
I stood in the crowd, feeling these dormant parts of me re-awakened as these songs from my youth transported me back to the pains and struggles of my early twenties. I thought of the doubts and fears I faced back then and couldn't help but feel a resignation that, yup, many of the same demons still haunt me now.Read More