Luca & The Misunderstood Child
As a culture, we tend to be more sympathetic to the Giulias and the Lucas than the Albertos.
The Ninja Foodi & The Goodness of Machines
Lester Liao on being not anti-machine but, in many ways, very pro-machine.
Encanto: The Miracle is You
Going beyond community expectations or individual-based achievement enables us to see differently, from a lens of merit to a lens of love. Love pierces through the veil of what we are for who we are.
Soul: Doing What You Love Won't Save You
We must fit our passions under another overarching narrative that can bear the weight of our deepest desires. The artwork cannot stand alone; it needs a frame.
Hercules: Finding Your Place
In a globalized, lonely world, we are all like Hercules. We all want to know where we belong. But is home in a place or a person?
WALL-E: Looking Past Appearances
Herein are two approaches to life: technology as an end or technology as a means to the end.
Aladdin: What's a Street Rat Worth?
What's a street rat worth, and what makes his life worthwhile?
Toronto just went back into lockdown. It's frustrating. We are tired of this
pandemic. But going into lockdown the second time is not the same.
Ratatouille: Devoted to Delight
What is often called snobbery is potentially an ardent devotion to what is good, if only we have the will to see.