Narrative

9.13.17

'Destiny 2' Starts Telling a Great Story, But Never Finishes It

It's an improvement by Destiny standards, but fails to meet the tests it sets for itself.

8.30.17

The Night King Is the Most Boring Villain in 'Game of Thrones'

Like the Eye of Sauron in 'Lord of the Rings,' the Night King lacks a relatable motive.

4.30.17

‘Fight Club’ and Bret Easton Ellis Meet in a Dystopian Animation

A video by Josh Shaffner takes a trip back in time when the artist was a waiter in LA.

4.18.17

Why Video Games Have So Many Endings and So Few Conclusions

Big games need to get better at letting us say goodbye.

4.5.17

Bringing the World of ‘Destiny’ to Life with Grimoire Readings

The best storytelling in 'Destiny' happened outside the game—but is that a failure, or a vestige of a lost narrative art?

2.27.17

[Premiere] An Intense Interrogation Journeys to the Heart of Human Emotion in This Short Film

An interrogation scene becomes an immersive and intense portrayal of human emotions in short film 'Böisé,' directed by Nicolas Cambier.

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1.29.17

Create Powerful Dialogue in Your Comic Through Repetition

How snappy, quick, repetitive dialogue could breathe new life into your comic.

1.23.17

These Hand-Embroidered Scenes Tell Mysterious Stories

Embroidery artist Michelle Kingdom takes time to let her needlework tell stories.

12.17.16

Short Film Swims the Depths of a Fully-Electric Future

A fish, a dream, and a neon look at the future.

10.5.16

Daliesque Music Video Makes New York a Digital Nightmare

Try not to get too spooked by Dan W. Jacobs' new music video for English singer Douglas Dare.

8.25.16

Tender Animated Short Tells the Tale of a Girl, a Whale, and Courage

Not quite a music video, a sonic tale gets visualized in Rebecca Meilak's new work for composer Aleah Morrison-Basu.

7.22.16

My Slice of Life with the Pizza Underground

Playing in a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band with Macaulay Culkin taught me more about the nature of celebrity—and pizza—than I'd bargained for.

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