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To ‘Look Foul and Feel Fair’: Tolkien’s Influence on a Romantic YA Trope – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. On Twitter, I follow an amusing account called @broodingYAhero. As you might guess from the user name, @broodingYAhero tweets in the guise of a typical brooding hero in Young Adult literature. The results are often hilarious. Recently, @broodingYAhero tweeted: This tweet works because it is a trope in Young Adult literature to present the male hero…

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The Goodness of Community in the Stories of Michael Schur – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. When Michael Schur creates a show, you can bet it will focus on two things: diverse communities of people and how to love them well. Although he has a knack for comedy vehicles that drive on finding the absurd in the ordinary, getting laughs is not his endgame. Whereas most sitcoms feel as though they are…

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The Compelling Hopefulness of Sad Stories – Christian Article

Every other Tuesday in Storied, K. B. Hoyle explores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. As people are wont to do at the opening of a new year, I found myself looking back and reflecting as 2018 rolled into 2019. Reflecting not just on life and on what resolutions I want to meet in the coming year, but on the movies I’ve viewed and how they’ve impacted me. I was surprised…

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