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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As normal as an extra sink?

Entertainment | House Hunters episode urges acceptance of polyamory
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/21/20, 04:23 pm

HGTV shocked many of its fans last week when its flagship series, House Hunters, featured three home buyers who described themselves as a “throuple.”

Titled “Three’s Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs,” the Feb. 12 episode followed married couple Brian and Lori and their third sexual partner, Geli (last names not given), as they looked for a house to purchase together in the popular Colorado town. The trio wanted a home with a master bathroom that would accommodate three sinks, as well as a large backyard for Brian and Lori’s 10-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter.

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As lovable as an old hound

Movie | The Call of the Wild is a fine family film, but it lacks the bite of Jack London’s novel
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/21/20, 10:43 am

As I walked out of the latest adaptation of The Call of the Wild, I wondered if I was misremembering Jack London’s classic novel, a favorite from my childhood. Maybe my 11-year-old heart had only raced to the poetic savagery because my life had been so comfortable and safe by comparison. As an adult, maybe I’d look back and find the first wide-eyed glimpse London had given me into the brutal reality of the natural world was really just a ho-hum affair.

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A Supreme view

Documentary | Created Equal uncovers roots of Clarence Thomas’ worldview
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/13/20, 04:59 pm

Late in the new documentary Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words we see a bronze bust sitting high on a shelf in Thomas’ office. It’s of his greatest role model, his grandfather. And beneath the stern gaze are words Myers Anderson would often say: “Old Man Can’t is dead. I helped bury him.” 

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