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Wednesday, July 17 2013

What’s in a Pseudonym? J. K. Rowling Unmasked

Why would as popular an author as J.K. Rowling feel the need or desire to publish under a different name?


Wednesday, July 25 2012

In Film (and All Art) Bold is Beautiful; Boring Isn’t

I can't be a movie theatre zombie. I can't just sit there and accept average. I want a film to swell up some sort of feelings, make me question what I’ve seen, think about things on a larger scale or go for a far flung freaking mind trip.


Tuesday, July 26 2011

Sherlockians, Whovians, Woodies: Summer is the Season for Cinematic Tourists

Each summer they descend upon London en masse. Who are these cinematic tourists, and why do they travel thousands of miles to see where real or fictitious people enacted the stories that captured fans’ imagination?


Monday, July 25 2011

Harry Potter’s wand won’t conjure an Oscar win


Friday, July 15 2011

For ‘Harry Potter’ fans, an era is ending


Wednesday, July 13 2011

Five Songs About Wizards, Witches, and Other Spellcasters

The final Harry Potter film is upon us, so why not spin these magic-tinged tunes to commemorate the occasion?


Tuesday, March 8 2011

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ in the Fantasy Canon

In Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon intentionally set out to blur the boundaries between genres, creating a show that was part drama, part comedy, part horror, part SF, and very definitely part fantasy. Here "Buffy" is analyzed in terms of nature as fantasy.


Wednesday, July 14 2010

The Magicians: Forget Kansas—We’re Not Even in Narnia, Anymore

Lev Grossman has created a fantasy epic that calls into question fantasy epics, revealing the secret poisons hiding in Narnia and Hogwarts.


The Word Made Flesh: Chronicling The Unwritten (Graphic Novelties) [8.Feb.10]
We Are Wizards (Reviews) [17.Nov.08]
On spoilers (Sources Say) [23.Jul.07]
Classic Harry (Features) [19.Jul.07]
Harry Potter and the last hurrah (Features) [19.Jul.07]
The end is near (Features) [19.Jul.07]
Harry Potter death odds (Features) [19.Jul.07]
Life after Harry Potter? (Re:Print) [15.Jul.07]
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