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The Boy Who Lived: A Tribute to My First Reading of the <i>Harry Potter</i> Series

The Boy Who Lived: A Tribute to My First Reading of the Harry Potter Series

Spoilers! (But I might be last person who would have needed that warning.) I closed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and sat frozen in place. The weight in my chest slowly subsided as tears continued to stream down my face. I couldn’t quite figure out what to do next. The reality sunk in that […]

Eleven Or So Entertainments Worth Looking Forward To This Year

Eleven Or So Entertainments Worth Looking Forward To This Year

As snow continues to pound the East Coast and seasonal affective disorder hits full stride, I thought we could all use a reminder of what the rest of 2011 promises, pop culture-wise: 1. Damsels in Distress. Hallelujah, hallelujah, a new Whit Stillman film at last! If this were the only thing happening this year, it’d […]

Atonement in Harry Potter

Atonement in Harry Potter

Two more quotes from Travis Prinzi’s excellent Harry Potter & Imagination, this time with a significant spoiler alert attached:  Harry’s journey into the forest [at the end of The Deathly Hallows] is, in J.K. Rowling’s mind, the point of the whole series. “That is the chapter that I had planned for 17 years. That moment is the […]

Harry Potter and the Transformative Power of Grief

Harry Potter and the Transformative Power of Grief

A few particularly profound excerpts from Travis Prinzi’s masterful and highly recommended book Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds would be appropriate (more tomorrow): A fire-baptism can do one of two things to a person: it can consume him in judgment, or it can purify him. Harry’s willingness and ability to be […]