My Hero Academia: A Novel Depiction of Power

“My Hero Academia”, the anime adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi’s manga of the same title, presents us a world where abnormality is the standard, and the amazing is in surplus. Eighty percent of the world’s population is born with some type of mutation; a quirk. These quirks come in varying levels of usefulness, potential, and power,…

Breaking Down my Favorite Scene in Breaking Bad

I have plenty of praise to go around for the critically acclaimed television series Breaking Bad, and every last of my complements is undeniably well-deserved. These praises include, and are not limited to, the series’ incredible attention to detail, the gripping performances of the cast and crew, and the expertly executed morbid comedy. However, at…

“Shut up and Dribble”: A Demonstration of Thinly Veiled Racism and its Prominence

As most have probably seen by now, Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham recently made headline news for attacking LeBron James over the comments he and co-superstar Kevin Durant made in an interview with broadcast journalist Cari Champion. LeBron’s comments, though polarized, were not excessively inflammatory. In fact, they were not even an attack on any…

Over the Garden Wall: An Unknown Worth Traveling

Patrick McHale’s critically acclaimed mini-series Over the Garden Wall is a mystifying journey through the Unknown; a place where rationality is absent and anomalies are expected. Wirt, a reserved and anxious teenager, and Greg, his younger half-brother and an embodiment of exuberance, hope to return home from the Unknown- but they haven’t a clue where they…

Teens of Denial: An Undeniable Excellence

When Car Seat Headrest’s universally acclaimed indie-rock album Teens of Denial hit the market on May 20 of 2016, it solidified the band’s place as a definite frontrunner in the representation of their genre. Indie rock is an exceptionally difficult genre to describe, as it has broken away from its past meaning of ‘independent’, and…