Julie Ershadi
Julie Ershadi

Julie Ershadi is a writer and journalist based in Washington, D.C. She blogs at julieershadi.com.

How The PlayStation 4 Slim Got Me Back Into Gaming

As with most mid-lifecycle console updates, Sony’s aesthetic redesign of the PS4 is in part their attempt to draw in any stragglers who don’t already own one. I was one of those.

‘No Man’s Sky’ Disappointment Underscores Our Cosmic Questions

The video game ‘No Man’s Sky’ speaks to humanity’s eternal questions of how life is created and whether we are alone in this universe.

E3’s Dystopian Releases Suggest Technology Isn’t Everything

At this year’s E3 conference, video game developers’ disturbing vision for the future made itself clear.

Understanding Iran: Reading The Shahnameh in New York

Understanding the Shahnameh opens the door to understanding the foundation of the modern Iranian psyche. It doesn’t tell us everything, but it’s a good place to start.