‘Yellowstone’ Reveals Much About America, Just Not What Critics Say

Taylor Sheridan’s “Yellowstone” — a captivating, contemplative neo-Western drama and the Paramount Network flagship series — is beginning to embody its own premise and characterization, perhaps the most important of which is it ain’t goin’ nowhere, just like series patriarch John Dutton’s cattle ranch in Montana. Its fourth season premiere on November 7 drew a staggering 8 million viewers, a…

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John Wayne, Jesus Christ, and the Question of Evangelicalism: An Interview with Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Kristin Kobes Du Mez, a professor of history at Calvin University, argues in in her latest book, Jesus and John Wayne,that white evangelicals have replaced Jesus with rugged individualists and nationalist icons of politics and popular culture. And in Donald Trump, she says they found one who fulfills those values. Du Mez shows how men of Trump’s ilk have enraptured…

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