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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.

The Cost of War in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Many mech animes glorify the violence they depict, but Mobile Suit Gundam Wing doesn't shy away from the human cost of war.

Accepting Help in Hilda

Hilda wants to solve every problem herself, and gets in way over her head, which struck a chord with Madeline.

Why Criticism Matters

In the face of the deep divide between fans and critics (*ahem* Star Wars), Kevin Schut argues that criticism can actually change our lives for the better.

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.

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.

Selfless TV of 2019

The LTN Writers bring you their favorite examples of selflessness from television in 2019.

Tropes Done Well in The Dragon Prince

The Dragon Prince season three delivers on its promise for an epic fantasy story arc by relying on the time-honored fantasy story-telling tradition of a climactic final battle. This third season fulfills the expectations it had built for itself while staying true to its origins as spiritual successor to Avatar: The Last Airbender. In what […]

What is Faith When You Live in a Dystopia?

When watching The Man In the High Castle, writer Scott Kingsolver thinks about those currently living in dystopias of their own.