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.

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Town with a sound

Documentary | Muscle Shoals revisits one of Aretha Franklin’s—and the music world’s—biggest influences
by Megan Basham
Posted 9/06/18, 12:35 pm

With all the tributes being paid to Aretha Franklin and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ed King in the wake of their deaths, it’s a good time to take a look at Muscle Shoals, an excellent 2013 documentary that explores the small town that helped both the Queen of Soul and the Southern rocker find their sound.

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Holy terror?

Movie | Filmmakers argue horror films can have a place in Christian life
by Megan Basham & Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 8/30/18, 03:26 pm

Of all the film sets a reporter for a Christian magazine might expect to visit, one for horror would probably come in dead last. Spooks, spirits, and things that go bump in the night aren’t exactly synonymous with popular evangelical viewing. Yet the filmmakers behind a new film, The Nun, invited WORLD to check out their creepy Romanian abbey and chat with their cast and crew in both Bucharest and Mexico City.

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Becoming best friends

Movie | Alpha has strong elements, but it could have been better
by Megan Basham
Posted 8/16/18, 11:08 am

While it’s a visually stunning movie that’s sure to please plenty of dog lovers, you can’t help feeling like Alpha missed an opportunity to be great. What’s there is good enough to provide an afternoon of family fun—and that alone is something to celebrate given it’s one of the few non-animated movies appropriate for most ages—but it could have been so much more.

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