Jonathan Rayson-Locke is a barista and a fiction writer based in Orlando, Florida. You can find him on Twitter @j_nerdy_.

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New anime series featuring Blackness, Catholicism ultimately disappoints

TV review: The cardinal sin of "Yasuke" is not in the world-building or the antagonists. It is the fact that the Black samurai Yasuke, despite being the show's namesake and despite marketing, is not the main character.

Book Review

What Octavia Butler's 'Parable of the Sower' can teach Catholics

Book review: Written in 1993 and set in the 2020s, The Parable of the Sower shares a common thread with Catholic social teaching: the spark of hope that we can survive amid catastrophe and do this by caring for our communities.