I have been rowing my way on a rowing machine through the fifth season of Vikings. It is a gloomy slog for the times I am deep involved in my own gloomy slog. Two things stand out to me, in… Read More ›
The show is hard to watch, at some points, for reasons you wouldn’t expect.
The magical world of Hilda, available as a graphic novel, and as an excellent animated series on Netflix, is a pure delight. The excellent first season introduces a world imbued with magical life and possibilities, where a complex web of… Read More ›
In Cobra Kai Season 2, Parents Watch Kids Navigate Cults They Created, Confront Dangers of one-size-fits-all Philosophies
Cobra Kai is a startling depiction of how cults start, recruit followers, and become dangerous.
Cobra Kai: After Fight Breaks Out at Strip Mall, Local Man Questions Whether White Men Without Guns are Dangerous
By Emilia Barrett SAN FERNANDO–After a fight broke out outside his bodega, DaSean Lopez found himself evaluating customers differently. “Before when a man came in looking all broken, buying domestic [beer] it wasn’t a thing. No one looked twice [at… Read More ›
I have spent too much of my reading energy, of late, hunched over edits on a forthcoming title. When my eyes hurt, and my kid is asleep, and the house is mostly quiet, I may stop and try to recharge… Read More ›
Sometimes, being late to the party is a good thing. Those who know me know the last few months have been a struggle, and that struggle has created a longing for comfort; to return to familiar places and stories long… Read More ›
The podcast is a new art form for the digital age, and seemed fairly complete as it is. People talk into microphones, record the words, and provide them for download over the internet. They build a brand as a sort… Read More ›