A24’s Lamb Is a Twisted Family Movie Joy – Den of Geek

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s the briefest of pauses—the moment where Noomi Rapace’s Maria becomes totally besotted with the sheep-human hybrid at the heart of Valdimar Jóhannsson’s Lamb. In the dark of night, and at the tail end of a new crop of sheep being born, Maria and her husband Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) have welcomed into this world … Read more

The Best Comedies and Musicals of 2021 (So Far) Will Give You the Burst of Joy You Need

Reading Time: 11 minutes In a time where we could all use a bit of kindness and healing, laughter is the best medicine. Song, in our opinion is a close second. Thus, we give you the rundown of the best comedies and musicals from this year’s slate of films. (Which, by the way, has yielded many excellent movies.) Now … Read more

The Joy of Walking in Games

Reading Time: 11 minutes When the world locked down, I chose to walk. In a world that was slowly closing in, wandering the vast landscapes of walking simulator games felt like a release. I immersed myself in the lives of others: people who were on journeys of their own, my outer and inner worlds blending into one. I haven’t … Read more

Find Your Zen. Here’s How to Watch Bob Ross’s ‘Joy of Painting’ Online.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Hey you. Yes, you. Your stress is palpable. I can feel it through the screen. This world, our world, is turning too quickly these days, and if you’re anything like the rest of society, you’re looking for something to bring you down to Earth again. Nothing that needs a prescription. Preferably nothing boozy. What if, … Read more

“I understand what joy is now”: An MDMA trial participant tells his story

Reading Time: 9 minutes “I’d never really felt happy, no matter what was going on in my life,” he says. “I always felt restless, always felt this underlying heaviness. Things just didn’t connect in my head. It was like someone had taken a cable and unplugged it, and I was trying to fit it back in.” Eventually, Nathan heard … Read more

The Pain, Shame, and Joy of Learning How to Ride a Bike as a Grown Man

Reading Time: 19 minutes It’s a story I’d hear over and over again, each time as horrifying as the last, every time I wondered why I couldn’t balance on two wheels, give myself a push, and pedal to nowhere. When my mom was a kid, she was balancing and pushing and pedaling—the complicated and thoughtless series of motions we … Read more

Finding Joy

Reading Time: 13 minutes Something I’ve noticed recently is that a few of my favourite EdTech bloggers have branched out into blogging about different things.  For example Colin Gallagher is now writing a travel blog (Surprising Horizons) and Chris Betcher has been trying trying a different religion every month this year as part of his Beyond Belief project.  I’ve … Read more