What The Good Place has taught us throughout the second season, and hit home in the season finale, is that we are at our strongest when we have our friends.
Perhaps it is my background as an anthropologist. Perhaps it is my love of moving stories of people overcoming violence to create a more tolerant and beautiful world. Perhaps it is my desire to see a world where we embrace, as Frans de Waal calls it, “Our Inner Ape.” Perhaps […]
Where do you watch anime? Such a question warrants countless answers. It’s no secret that many of us found our start on illegal sites, mentioned through the hushed tones of one enthusiast to another. So, let me offer you three optimal (legal) resources. Of course, in the past few years, […]
I have written before on white-washing in Hollywood films. I actually started a whole freaking podcast because the trend was rising with no end in sight. Roles were passed out, one by one, that participated in Asian-American erasure: Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange, Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, […]
After a summer of convention-going, I’m absolutely exhausted. Quick turn around dates made for a near non-stop summer. But, what this really boils down to is that I stood in a lot of lines this summer. At San Diego Comic Con, I waited for the Bladerunner 2049 Experience three times, […]
“The first woman I fell in love with was probably Laureline. She was totally free and badass and it was a very modern heroine at the time and I was totally in love with her.” Director Luc Besson may have told Collider that, as a 50-year-old director, he was not […]
Joseph Campbell’s Man with a Thousand Faces synthesized centuries of myth, oral legends, stories, and narratives into one epic arc: the Hero’s Journey. We see it take place in Star Wars, The Lord Of the Rings, and Harry Potter. Joseph Campbell also said the Hero’s Journey is a Monomyth, and […]