Megan Basham

Megan is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine based 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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Stiff upper lip

Television | World on Fire is just what we need to watch in a crisis—almost
by Megan Basham
Posted 4/04/20, 03:04 pm

If there’s one thing that frustrates me in this time when we could all use some good storytelling, it’s how little of what some call “binge-worthy” is edifying to the mind or soul. 

Yes, I’m looking at you Tiger King.   

Stories of petty, wretched people going to war over, what: Who’s less of a hypocrite as they feed their egos by collecting big cats as trophies? Cackling over what’s essentially a long-form Jerry Springer show with a true-crime narrative superimposed?

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Revelation Media

Showing, not telling

Movie | The Pilgrim’s Progress embodies timely lessons
by Megan Basham
Posted 3/26/20, 12:36 pm

Of all the at-home entertainment now available for cooped-up kids, Christian parents will welcome none as much as Revelation Media’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. The full-length movie is available for free at watchpilgrims.com. 

Though faithful to John Bunyan’s 17th-century tale, the film makes a few concessions to modern tastes. It gives Apollyon’s designs to enslave humankind a gothic backstory and mines humor out of sometimes-clueless Christian’s interactions with characters.

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Focus Features

Real-life vanities

Movie | Flaws and all, Emma underscores Jane Austen’s timelessness
by Megan Basham
Posted 3/26/20, 12:22 pm

While the world closed for the coronavirus, Universal Pictures announced it would make several movies that had only recently appeared in theaters available for streaming. Two of those films are horror schlock that are the last thing anyone needs in these times of homebound, high anxiety. 

The third, however, will give eyes starved for beauty and hearts starved for society something to savor. 

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