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News & articles about pop culture as a tool for positive change, both personal and social.

Black Panther: It takes a false myth of millions to hold you back

In this article I discuss the Black Panther phenomenon and suggest the ways in which, despite some legitimate criticism towards it, it is a profound and beautiful example of what I call a 'counter myth' which can inspire people who feel excluded from dominant myths or threatened by destructive myths.

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The ‘Blade Runner 2049’ replicant’s guide to being human in an inhuman world

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We are all replicants. Or rather, sooner or later we all likely to become replicants just by virtue of living in this world. In this article, I will discuss the journey of Officer K in 'Blade Runner 2049' as an allegory for a path out of slavery towards personal liberation.

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Geek communities become agents of change in the fight against cancer

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The Star Trek Fan Community is a close-knit one. People from across the continent, across the world, will reach out to each other, regardless of the circumstances, in support of a mutually agreeable issue. It’s a noble phenomenon and for one representative on the 2016-2017 Children’s Miracle Network Champions Tour, …

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