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Re:Zero: A Genre-Defining Fantasy Anime

July 17, 2022 0

Fantasy stories almost always reach the same inevitable conclusion of good triumphing over evil and bringing peace and prosperity to whatever world they reside in. It’s textbook escapism, which is […]

Weekly Reads Classics: Fahrenheit 451

June 5, 2022 0

“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon.” — Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” Most people read “Fahrenheit 451” in […]

Anime Review: Love Live! Superstar!!

May 22, 2022 0

“Idols” function as the Japanese equivalent to pop stars or boy bands, scouted to sing and dance on stage and create parasocial relationships with their fans. They’ve been growing as […]

Musical Review: Sweat

May 15, 2022 0

After its original debut was sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly coveted, award-winning production “Sweat” premiered at Seattle’s A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) on April 29. Tickets are available […]

Weekly Reads: Death in Disguise

May 8, 2022 0

“Maybe she had, Paniatowski agreed silently, though her gut was telling her that the killer — for reasons of his own that she couldn’t even begin to guess at yet […]

Weekly Reads: Pillow Thoughts

May 8, 2022 0

“I know who you are, I love who you are…” — Courtney Peppernell, “Pillow Thoughts” “Pillow Thoughts” is a collection of heartfelt poetry by Courtney Peppernell.​​ This collection is perfect […]

Weekly Reads: Alcatraz from Inside

April 24, 2022 0

“I believe that my life proves no man is beyond rehabilitation, regardless of how far he has fallen from respectability in the eyes of society.” — Jim Quillen, “Alcatraz from […]

Weekly Reads Classics: The Stranger

April 17, 2022 0

“Mostly, I could tell, I made him feel uncomfortable. He didn’t understand me, and he was sort of holding it against me. I felt the urge to reassure him that […]

Weekly Reads: Psychological Warfare

April 17, 2022 0

The book “Psychological Warfare: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Human Behavior, Brainwashing, Propaganda, Deception, Negotiation, Dark Psychology, and Manipulation” by Neil Morton is honestly one of the most eye-opening books […]

Weekly Reads: A Mother’s Promise

April 10, 2022 0

“There were all kinds of promises in the world. Some were false. Some were made in earnest, but easily betrayed. Some were awkwardly, imperfectly fulfilled. But the promise made by […]

Weekly Reads: Smoke and Mirrors

March 15, 2022 0

“Stories are in one way or another mirrors. We use them to explain to ourselves how the world works or how it doesn’t work. Like mirrors, stories prepare us for […]

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