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The Divine Ritual of Rest in Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is a clarion call for the need of making self-care an intentional practice in a world of ever-increasing workaholism.

Defining Heroes and Monsters in The Witcher

In Netflix's The Witcher, monsters aren't what they seem. They can be innocents or even heroes, and Ryan Guerra shows how he's experienced this in his life.

Letting the Past Die: New Star Wars Stories Good for the Soul

There's a galaxy of stories outside the cinematic realm of Star Wars. Jonathan Reedy discerns the strongest in The Force and the lessons they have to teach.

Untitled Goose Game and Schadenfreude

We exhibit glee at the silly mistakes and misfortune of others, but how much is too much? Untitled Goose Game prompts reflection upon our love of mischief.

Why Do Furries Matter? | Part 2

Furry characters exist as the stylized versions of their creators' best selves, who share their love and creativity through fursuiting and conventions.

What Can We Learn From and Love About the Joker?

The Joker is a sadistic villain, but what makes him so popular? Clark Weidner takes a philosophical look at the good and bad behind the DC villain's appeal.

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.

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.

Seeing the World Through Yarny’s Eyes in Unravel

Fictional worlds may be more alluring than our world, but Unravel shows us how beauty can be found in nature's ordinary and small things if we stop to look.

The Joy of Losing Together in The Captain is Dead

It's easy to assume that loss brings nothing but frustration and sorrow, but The Captain is Dead reminds us that joy and laughter can be found in defeat.