Spider-Man: Heroism vs. Essentialism

The narrative tradition of any culture throughout history tends to produce stories that echo that culture’s values, fears, and aspirations. From the fertile soil of mythical conflict springs forth the archetypal hero. Arguably, there is no narrative tradition more distinctly American than the superhero comic. And the caped protagonists of those pages are the embodiment […]

How To Be A Little Wrong & What I Mean by “Free College”

First, I want to thank everyone who watched my last video, especially anyone who took the time to respond with a comment. Whether you agree or disagree with my opinion, I always appreciate the willingness to engage in the discussion. I find it very valuable. Obviously, my channel is still really small on YouTube, but […]

The Scarlet Letter, Harvey Weinstein, and the #MeToo Movement

I recognize that this post comes out of nowhere for my regular readers. Let me assure you that my continued search for meaning in video games has not come to an end. But Medium Quality in its many forms has never been about just one thing. Rather, I have always thought of it as an […]