Easter Week, Spike Spiegel, and the Loneliness of Running from the Past

Starting today and leading up through Easter Sunday, Beneath the Tangles will be running a series of posts based on a theme with the hopes that it will lead our readers to consider the meaning of this week and especially of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our theme this year is loneliness,… Read More Easter Week, Spike Spiegel, and the Loneliness of Running from the Past

When an Otaku Goes Full Geek: Wizard World Austin 2018

Over the weekend, Wizard World held its 2018 Austin convention, inviting geeks, nerds, gawkers, media, and the curious to check out the festivities. I visited on Friday as everything kicked off, and it was quite a scene as thousands of visitors crawled all over the Austin Convention Center, chatting it up, attending different sessions, and… Read More When an Otaku Goes Full Geek: Wizard World Austin 2018

Jasmine Rodgers of Boa Reflects on “Duvet” 20 Years After Lain’s Premiere

Serial Experiments Lain, with its vision of a world where the lines between the digital realm and real world blurred and blended into one, was a groundbreaking series. Twenty years later, anime fans are still deconstructing it (we’re doing our own series of posts on the show to celebrate its anniversary). The storyline, character designs,… Read More Jasmine Rodgers of Boa Reflects on “Duvet” 20 Years After Lain’s Premiere