Category Archives: Entertainment

Rick and Morty’s Creator Offers Wise Words About Depression

Dan Harmon has created some of the best geeky TV shows around, including “Rick and Morty,” “HarmonQuest,” and “Community.” Known for his shows’ often incisive humor, he certainly doesn’t shy away from getting serious when the situation calls for it. Case in point: Last week, one of Harmon’s Twitter followers reached out to ask him […]

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Fox and the Whale Is a Beautiful Animated Short About Longing and Perseverance

Fox And The Whale from robin joseph on Vimeo. If you have a few minutes to spare on something gentle but powerful today, take a gander at Fox and The Whale, an award-winning short from director Robin Joseph. It tells a wordless story of a curious fox who longs to find a whale never seen, […]

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Extra Credits Breaks Down the Psychology of Review Scores, IAP and Steam Sales

Ever wonder why a game you don’t even have time to play is so much more appealing during a Steam sale than it is at any other time of year, or why everyone cares so much about review scores? The folks at Extra Credits have one answer: the anchoring effect. Anchoring is a cognitive bias […]

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Analog Fanzine Gives Game Developers Space to Talk About Mental Health

The second issue of Analog has hit the proverbial stands last week, bringing with it 24 pages of personal stories from game developers. The zine is edited by Alex Boucher, a games industry professional who wanted to give devs a soap box from which to talk openly about their experiences. The first issue launched this […]

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Season Four of BoJack Horseman Stares Down Depression

BoJack Horseman has never shied away from hard truths. Since its first season, the Netflix original cartoon has explored substance use disorders, depression, Hollywood ennui, and many shades of trauma. In its fourth season, it confronts many of those issues more directly than ever before. In the past, we’ve seen factors that have led to […]

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This Artist’s Pigeons Make Us Feel Less Alone

If you need a reminder that you’re not alone, swing by Instagram to check out the many pigeon-filled creations of artist Chuck Mullin. Mullin illustrates comics filled with pigeons to share her thoughts on mental health, anxiety and self-care. Earlier this year, she spoke to The Mighty about her pigeon predilections: “It’s mainly as a […]

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Last Night’s MTV VMA’s Reminded Millions of Viewers About the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you don’t pay attention to pop music, you might not be aware that #37 on the Billboard Hot 100 is 1-800-273-8255. Yes, that’s the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and it’s also the title of a single from Logic. It’s a straightforward song about suicidality, in which Logic, Alessia Cara and […]

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This Disney Princess Illustration Series Advocates For Service Dogs

We’ve seen our share of Disney Princess reimaginings in our time — you know, what if Princesses were in your favorite video games? What if they were on The Simpsons? What if they lived in modern times? What if they were processed meat products? — but Arien Smith’s Disney Princess series is a little different. […]

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This Upcoming Adventure Zone Fanzine Supports LGBT Clinicians and Therapists of Color

If you’re a fan of the good good boys of The Adventure Zone, check out Outcast, But Never Alone. It’s an upcoming fanzine celebrating diversity in the Adventure Zone fandom, with proceeds going to mental health-related causes. If you’re an artist, the news is even better: submissions are open until Monday, July 17th. For the […]

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