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The Art of Learning From Failure in Hades

Failure can be frustrating in the moment, especially when mentors let us walk into it. Hades shows how it can be used to ensure that lessons learned last.

Four Characters We Love in Avatar: The Last Airbender

Why does Avatar: The Last Airbender resonate years after its release? Love Thy Nerd writers come together to show how this arises from its characters.

Aching for Justice in HBO’s Watchmen

HBO's Watchmen shows the consequences of tolerated injustice to help viewers understand the pain of the oppressed and need for a biblical view of justice.

Searching for Justice in Watchmen

Humanity's desire for retribution can be genuine and good, but Alan Moore's Watchmen shows us how our solutions for injustice are unjust and fall short.

Final Fantasy XV, Joy, and the Pandemic

Joy can feel unimportant during dangerous times like the coronavirus pandemic, but Final Fantasy XV shows how we always need it, especially amid dark times.

Beastars and the Pain of Forbidden Love

Beastars shows the difficulty of love between incompatible people. Whether it's requited or not, sometimes denying that love is how to love someone best.

Holding out Hope in Parks and Recreation

People's shortcomings make us jaded, but we're all works in progress. Patience in light of that helps us find and stoke the potential for good in us all.

Social Distancing and Death Stranding

For many introverts, quarantine life amid the coronavirus can feel normal. But Death Stranding reminds us to value both alone time and in-person fellowship.

Ben Solo: The Prodigal Son of Star Wars

The parable of the prodigal son teaches that no one's ever really gone. The Rise of Skywalker touts the same radical forgiveness with Ben Solo's redemption.

The Witcher and the Nature of Legends

Legends are embellished, twisted, and even dishonest about the people they venerate. Netflix's The Witcher shows how, even still, we need them all the same.