Only the engineer, master of all four elements ...
Truly, science can give us superpowers, just not in the I-got-bitten-by-a-radioactive-spider way. Through some clever engineering, Allen Pan (Sufficiently Advanced) created some flame-throwing gloves that give a surprisingly realistic (as "realistic" as this kind of thing can get) impression of actual firebending.Read More
Here are some important life lessons one might learn from cartoons. Some of these are serious, others not so much. You decide. The power is yours!Read More
No, not the one about the blue aliens.
Among the narrative scope, a Ghibli-inspired epic adventure, humor, lovable cast, choreographed action scenes, and narrative risks, something else piqued my interest in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, something that plucked at the nostalgic strings of growing up as a Vietnamese American, or more broadly, a causally-Buddhist Asian American.Read More
When it comes to female friendship, television shows are often woefully lacking. Either women are pitted against each other or their relationships revolve around the men in their lives (that's if there is more than one female character in the first place). For those of you who value women’s friendships as much as I do, here is a list of my most beloved friendships between two women.Read More
A group of 12 comfort dogs from Chicago were flown out to Florida to help provide comfort to survivors of the horrific events that took place in Orlando on Sunday.Read More
A year after the series finale of Legend of Korra aired, I can’t get Korra out of my mind. As of today, she remains the one fictional female character of color whose personal struggles have mirrored my own.Read More
We are all about Avatar this week! Not only did we have a chance to interview the series' co-creators, our trusty Social Media Manager Sam Riedel also reviewed Avatar: The Last Airbender the Complete Series on DVD.Read More
Interview: Avatar: The Last Airbender Co-Creators on Writing Flawed Heroes and Smart Content for a Young Audience
The complete series for Avatar: The Last Airbender just came out on DVD yesterday! In honor of that release, we interviewed co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko about their process and their original goals for the show, which remains an enduring favorite.Read More
Avatar: The Last Airbender complete series came out on DVD yesterday, and to celebrate, we have one copy to give away!Read More
The Legend of Korra series will be released in full on DVD and Blu-Ray as of October 6th, which is great news for people like me who watched most of this excellent Avatar: The Last Airbender follow-up but fell off the wagon.Read More
If you're a simple person with simple needs like Sokka, then you watched Avatar: The Last Airbender and thought, "How do I cook meals like that?" Food blogger Felicia Berger has you covered.Read More
Reminder: She woke up like this.
We always knew that Queen Bey is powerful - but who knew she was bender powerful?Read More
Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra creator, Bryan Konietzko, is coming to the world of comics with a new series that focuses on a young girl who loves science!Read More
I don’t know if it’s completionism or masochism or what, but after finishing my newbie watch of Avatar: The Last Airbender–and before starting on The Legend of Korra–I had to watch the 2010 M. Night Shyamalan version. Or maybe it’s a justice thing. All the other Avatar fans had to go through their own spasms of disappointment when the movie came out. It didn’t seem fair that I would be able to avoid it.Read More
IT'S OVER D;
Well. There was no Cabbage Man. But I’ll deal. I’m going to have to wait until near the end of this recap to freak out about Azula. But I’ll deal. Avatar is over. But I’ll deal.Read More
It’s finally here, and I am so ready.Read More
The second-to-last episode before ATLA‘s season finale starts out with a heaping bowlful of “OMGWTFAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.”Read More
Because those two have a LOT to say!
Check out this amazingness - a Hodor/Groot rap battle FOR THE AGES. Thank you, The Warp Zone. It's no Disney Princess rap battle, but it'll do.Read More
Will Sokka and Zuko successfully rescue Sokka’s father? Will Zuko continue to be bad at life? Will Katara slap Sokka when she finds out she wasn’t invited on the prison rescue mission? Let’s find out!Read More
We're comin' up on the end.
Zuko’s met up with the gaang, proven himself the most hilariously incompetent firebending master ever (until he wasn’t–love ya, Zukes), and now he gets a buddy episode with Sokka. The back half of Avatar‘s third season is the gift that keeps on giving.Read More