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What is a Blerd? | Part 1

Growing up black and nerdy was intimidating. As black people, historically, we’ve fought so hard to preserve, maintain and express our blackness, which has been suppressed for centuries. For a long time, being nerdy was mistakenly synonymous with acting white. I was constantly called white or told, “you’re not really black.”

Suffering and Growth: Wanda Maximoff and the MCU

The growth of Wanda Maximoff in the face of overwhelming suffering gives us hope in the midst of our own difficulties.

Beyond: Two Souls and the Illusion of Influence

As Beyond: Two Souls releases on PC, Jonathan is lamenting the lack of influence David Cage's game offers players over its world.

Refunct Wants to be Your Friend

Refunct disarms players with an unassuming game feature that prompts them to not only reflect on their lives, but also their self-worth.

Good Adaptations and Good Omens

No need to submit a petition. Good Omens is a great adaptation. But why?

Vulnerability and Community in Heroes in Crisis

The superheroes in Heroes in Crisis stand out because of their weakness and need rather than their power or strength.

The Monsters In Our Minds: A Reflection On Dauntless

Andrew Crawford reflects on how battling monsters in Dauntless mirrors the battle many of us face daily with our own minds.

Superheroes are Not Enough: An Interview with Dr. Rachel Kowert on Pragmatic Princess

Dr. Rachel Kowert shares why kids, particiularly girls, need to supplment their superhero stories with stories about normal kids solving real problems.

Childlikeness and Play in Stranger Things

Matt Civico takes a look at the importance of play in Stranger Things and how it primes our hearts for bravery, hope and faith.

The Living Force of God: Meditation as Prayer in Star Wars

In Star Wars, Qui-Gon Jinn's relationship to the Force can tell us how a selfless, meditative approach to prayer can deepen one's closeness to God.