"Everyone has a secret self they don’t show to other people." But vulnerability can actually strengthen relationships and lives.
Writer Steven Dobek reflects on One Piece's resounding theme that we can feel more alive and free when we commit to and serve other people.
Oppressive powers reign throughout Star Wars. Lop and Ochō shows viewers how this can impact people with the westernization of Japan in mind.
In Episode 5 of Star Wars: Visions, confident self-worth is shown to be a an expression of true humility that inspires dignity in others.
Love is a beautiful thing, but Episode 9 of Star Wars: Visions show us that doing absolutely anything for it can lead to dire consequences.
To be defensive is more than just a fighting or sports technique. It's a way of being in all things, as Episode 7 of Visions teaches us.
Episode 4 of Visions shows us that to live fully means to surround and bind ourselves to others, for that is the greatest Force there is.
No matter the era or timeline, Star Wars is a recurring tale of giving others the benefit of the doubt, as reflected in Episode 3 of Visions.
Episode 2 teaches us that dwelling fondly on the past is pleasant, but it can prevent us from living life more fully with, and for, friends.
The twists on Japanese samurai films and Star Wars itself in Episode 1 capture the heart of the sci-fi franchise—and where it all began.