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Why Yoga Isn’t Really Yoga: The Trendy Path to Divine Hotness

By | Dec 19, 2014 | 16 comments

Ancient texts and literary sources tell us that yoga was something different from its American version of today.

Walt Whitman: Emerson’s Liberating God

By | Dec 17, 2014 | 25 comments

Emerson wrote "The Poet" to find a true American poet. Little did he know, that poet was Walt Whitman.

The Rise of the Half-Hour Television Series in the Era of TV Auteurism

By | Dec 13, 2014 | 33 comments

In 2014, the half-hour series has surpassed the hour-long drama in artistry, originality, and quality.

Avatar’s Shock and Awe: Technology, Race, and Space

By | Dec 10, 2014 | 55 comments

An analysis of the multilayered impact of the 21st century's biggest box office hit so far.

The Nintendo Collectathon: A Genre of the Past

By | Dec 9, 2014 | 44 comments

A retrospective on the 3D platforming games that were all about collecting objects.

The Fridging Dead: The Walking Dead’s Patriarchal Problem

By | Dec 5, 2014 | 30 comments

Anyone can die on The Walking Dead, but female characters usually die for all the wrong reasons.

The Formidable Fairy Tale: A Writer’s Guide

By | Dec 4, 2014 | 41 comments

Whether re-interpreting a tale or borrowing motifs, fairy tales can offer the writer a rich source of story.