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.

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Book critic wins cancel culture showdown

Culture | Carlin Romano refuses to plead guilty to systemic racism
by Megan Basham
Posted 9/01/20, 05:11 pm

After months of infighting at the National Book Critics Circle, a member who refused to endorse an anti-racism statement will keep his seat on the board of directors—for now.

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David Copperfield as a farce

Movie | New film version of Dickens' classic is all about the laughs
by Megan Basham
Posted 8/27/20, 03:45 pm

Whether David Copperfield (as played by Dev Patel) shall turn out to be the hero of his own film, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, this review must show. And, in truth, while Dickens’ tale is still up to entertaining the crowds, his erstwhile orphan is more confectioner than hero in director Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield. He stands mostly off to the side, casting whimsical Victorian visions, but seeming little invested in events himself. 

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At war with pragmatism

Q&A | It’s important to preach both the law and grace— without the hurdle of pragmatism
by Megan Basham
Posted 8/27/20, 03:33 pm

John MacArthur during his 51 years as pastor of Grace Community Church in suburban Los Angeles has published best-selling books including the MacArthur Study Bible. He’s also chancellor of the Master’s University and Seminary and has a daily broadcast, Grace to You. His church is holding worship services that don’t satisfy the restrictions on church gatherings that Los Angeles County officials have imposed. Here are edited excerpts of our Aug. 11 conversation. 

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