Megan Basham

Megan is film and television editor for WORLD and co-host for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All. Megan resides with her husband, Brian Basham, and their two daughters in Charlotte, N.C. Follow her on Twitter on @megbasham.

Disney

A cynic and a superhero

Movie | Flora & Ulysses is a fun film for kids with true lessons about marriage
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/25/21, 12:46 pm

Perhaps the most common setup in children’s movies is for a young protagonist with true-blue belief in magical possibilities eventually to win over cynical adults. Flora (Matilda Lawler), one of the title characters in the latest Disney+ original movie Flora & Ulysses is different. She begins as a cynic.

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Netflix

Netflix shifts tones with new comedy

Television | In The Crew, the streaming giant finally hits the brakes on over-the-top content
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/25/21, 12:14 pm

Netflix has broken a lot of ground in the entertainment business since it launched the streaming revolution back in 2013 with its first original series, House of Cards. That show was famously dark, subversive, and crammed with R-rated content. 

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Amazon throws its weight around

Culture | A Q&A with delisted author Ryan T. Anderson about Big Tech censorship
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/23/21, 05:23 pm

If you want to buy Adolph Hitler’s manifesto Mein Kampf on Amazon, all it takes is a couple of clicks. The same goes if you’re interested in learning to make bombs from The Anarchist’s Cookbook or reading Adult-Child Sex: A Philosophical Defense, an academic treatise that justifies some acts of pedophilia. But neither the online retail giant nor any of its subsidiaries will sell you Ryan T. Anderson’s 2018 bestseller, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment.

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