Stephen G. Adubato studied moral theology at Seton Hall University and currently teaches religion and philosophy in New Jersey. He also is the host of the Cracks in Postmodernity blog and podcast. Follow him on Twitter @stephengadubato.

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Looking for advice on masculinity? Try St. Joseph rather than Jordan Peterson

Psychologist Jordan Peterson's posturing can be entertaining, but if you're looking for a model of Christian masculinity, he's not the best teacher, argues Stephen G. Adubato.


'Emo' reggaeton brings out longing and nostalgia in the musical genre

Commentary: While it may seem contradictory, both sexually aggressive and romantic/vulnerable singing styles and lyrical themes can comfortably exist in tension with each other in the dembow rhythm of reggaeton.


Netflix's 'Sintonia' and the Afrodiasporic roots of Brazilian funk

"Sintonia" sheds light on why funk carioca speaks to the hearts of people from Brazilian favelas to dance clubs around the world. However, the series gives little visibility to funk's initiators — Black Brazilians.


New York Encounter explores 'urge for the truth'

The imperative to regain trust in science amid the COVID-19 pandemic was a recurring theme at the annual New York Encounter cultural event. But even as participants gathered Feb. 18-20, divisiveness was evident.