Author: Reed Lawson

Lifting the Curtain: White Privilege and Bioshock Infinite

There’s a certain point in the beginning of the video game Bioshock Infinite where you, as the main character, step out of a rocket ship into what appears to be a massive church.  The ambiance is beatific.  Multiple rooms with altars and pews.  Glowing stained glass.  Hallways of ankle-deep...

Reed’s Top Ten Works of Fiction Consumed in the Past Year

Trigger Warning: Entry number three on this list will briefly mention themes of sexual assault Raw – A perfect film.  Julia Ducournau’s metaphor for sexual awakening has no flaws or imperfections.  Along with containing indelible imagery and outstanding performances, it portrays one of the best representations of a sibling...

Hope Spot

Like many of you, I am looking forward to the season of Halloween. It’s a time for youthful energy and artistic expression. Whether our costumes are thoughtfully and carefully put together over many days and weeks of preparation, or thrown on at the last second (like yours truly), it’s...