(A)typical High School: Riverdale Reboots the Archie Universe

by Kasen Stephensen CW’s reboot of the classic Archie universe is both entrancing and peculiar, much like high school gossip.   Archie Comics was established 78 years ago and its universe has been represented in numerous cartoons, video games, and movies.  Its archetypal characters have been manipulated throughout the years to reflect the social norms and customs of the era.  Consequently, this adaptation provides an … Continue reading (A)typical High School: Riverdale Reboots the Archie Universe

Lion: A Movie about Family, Not Lions

by Kasen Stephensen Amidst the excitement for the Oscars, the lesser-known Lion delivers an incredible and awe-inspiring story that has little to do with lions and more to do with family. In rural India, five-year-old Saroo is lost at a train station and travels over 160,000 km to Kolkata and survives for two months on his own before being adopted by Australian foster parents. Twenty-five … Continue reading Lion: A Movie about Family, Not Lions