July 31, 2016

I bring together my arguments in favor of Pokémon Go when I appear on Zach and Sally Crippen's show Vernacular to defend the game against the critiques they'd previously leveled at it.

Listen to our discussion on the podcast here, in the second segment of Season 4, Epis...

July 20, 2016

"One night early in my Pokémon journey, I spotted about twenty young adults gathered, phones in hand, around an equestrian statue in Tompkins Square Park. Apparently there were a lot of uncommon Pokémon in the area. I opened up the app: The park was indeed hopping with...

July 18, 2016

"Pokémon Go is reshaping pedestrianism in Manhattan. Unlike many video games, it is not played by someone indoors and stationary, but by people walking around and interacting with landmarks and with other people—players will greet strangers in the streets to share tips...

July 12, 2016

"Films with a theological bent never get far from the oldest question of theodicy: Why does a loving God allow his children to suffer? It’s the rare film that offers any nuance in its answer. In films that make the point that God can bring good out of evil, there is al...

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