Megan Basham

Megan, a regular correspondent for WORLD News Group, is a writer and film critic living in Charlotte, N.C. She is the author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All.

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Chasing the wind

Television | Amazon’s Vanity Fair shows the folly of striving after fleeting things
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/14/19, 11:51 am

Perhaps the rumors are true that Amazon wants to develop a few cleaner series that don’t feature the sex, violence, or profanity common to streaming and cable dramas. Although Vanity Fair, the famous “Novel Without a Hero,” offers numerous opportunities to visually capitalize on the adulterous affairs and other unbecoming conduct William Makepeace Thackeray merely hinted at, Amazon’s gorgeous, wonderfully acted seven-part series (rated TV-14 with some minor profanity) wisely resists the bait.

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The battle for Brexit

Television | HBO’s Brexit: The Uncivil War overplays the influence of charisma and social media wizardry on the U.K.’s “Yes” voters
by Megan Basham
Posted 1/31/19, 12:18 pm

While not as balanced as advertised, HBO’s new movie, Brexit: The Uncivil War, offers fascinating insight into the political upheaval reverberating through the Western world.

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Joining a mob

Protest | Christians participate in rush to judgment after viral video; only some apologize after context revealed
by Megan Basham
Posted 1/21/19, 12:12 pm

Approximately 15 seconds of video from the March for Life had many Christian leaders united in a harsh condemnation of an anonymous teenage boy this weekend.

The clip showed a tight shot of a Catholic high schooler in a red “Make America Great Again” hat grinning, or, to some minds, sneering, at a Native American veteran who stood inches away playing a drum. The clip was circulated with the claim that the boy and his classmates surrounded and taunted the veteran by chanting, “Build the wall.”

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