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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

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

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

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 […]