Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: Mister Rogers and the Power of Nostalgia

Where do you start with Mister Rogers? For years, his neighborhood was a welcoming place for children all over the world. With his lasting messages of love, kindness, compassion, and strength in troubling times, Fred Rogers has remained a relevant and (some would say) desperately needed antidote to an ever-scarier world. So it shouldn't be …

Black Mirror: San Junipero

Being-towards-death is the anticipation of a potentiality-for-Being of that entity whose kind of Being is anticipation itself. In the anticipatory revealing of this potentiality-for-Being, Dasein discloses itself to itself as regards its uttermost possibility. But to project itself on its ownmost potentiality-for-Being means to be able to understand itself in the Being of the entity …

You Can’t Handle the Truth (Or is it?): The X-Files Season 11, The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat

Last evening’s search for the truth was more on the nose than usual. “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” was Darin Morgan’s traditionally satirical episode. Classics like “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” (my all time favourite of Morgan’s) and “Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space’” (not high on my list of favourites…) to Season 10’s “Mulder and …