Les Misérables

Les Misérables

The legendary musical fleshed out with literary detail, and marred by blessedly few changes.

Evangelion 2.0

Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance

Upgrades are everywhere, but Asuka gets the shaft.

Evangelion 3.0

Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo

The slate is wiped clean: The sub-heading may be an apology.


Gaké no Ué no Ponyo

My Neighbor Totoro meets The Little Mermaid, all in the hands of a child prodigy.


The Divine Comedy

Dante's opus is actually both a political satire and the greatest love poem ever written.

Flowers for Algernon

Does intellect nullify our ability to form human bonds?


Elie Wiesel's analysis of the isolation of human suffering.


A novel that must be read and felt to gain admission to the human race.

A Man's Life is a Boy's Death

The only value in an adult is imparted by the remnant of the child.


Thoughts on a Death

Christopher Dorner rampaged through southern California in February, 2013. But it's not as simple as dividing the good people from the bad.

Vancouver Riot-Watchers

When a thousand people stand by, they are no longer 'innocent'.


Whatever god my grandmother  prayed to, he delivered.

No Amount of Distance Can Change a Name

When the person after whom you were named dies, certain obligations cannot be denied.

Inside Job

Five hours stuck on a bus with smokers led to a slew of research into Japanese smoking habits.


When I was 18, I aspired to draw a clear line around what could truly be called 'love'.