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Arts & CultureTelevision
Eric Clayton
“The Acolyte,” the latest installment in the “Star Wars” franchise, shows us what happens when even the best of us cozy up to power.
An image from the new Netflix adaptation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
Arts & CultureTelevision
Reed ProctorBill McCormick, S.J.
The new Netflix adaptation fails to capture what made the original not only beautiful, but also of great interest for Catholics.
Arts & CultureDispatches
Michael O’Brien
Have you heard the one where Stephen Colbert, Whoopi Goldberg and Conan O’Brien walked into the Vatican?
Tadanobu Asano, center, as Yabushige in a scene from the FX show ‘Shogun’
Arts & CultureTelevision
Kevin Christopher Robles
“Shogun” is a dire portrait of the Catholic Church’s role in colonial history, but the Japanese are not mere victims in this story.
An artistic rendering of Dante Alighieri from ‘Dante: Inferno’ to Paradise (courtesy of PBS) 
Arts & CultureTelevision
Robert P. Imbelli
Ric Burns’s splendid two-part PBS documentary, “Dante: Inferno to Paradise,” has brought Dante’s achievement beyond the groves of academe and into America’s living rooms.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Christine Lenahan
Lorna Brady has been traumatized by her time in a Magdalene Laundry in Ireland. But when she receives a mysterious note regarding the whereabouts of her missing daughter, she pushes past her trauma to reveal the truth.