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When Rationalism Tangled with Magic: 'A Supernatural War'

Exploring the charms and rituals believed to safeguard WWI soldiers makes A Supernatural War a fascinating read.

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The 10 Greatest Movies About Magic and Magicians

They say magic in the movies doesn't work. Here's 10 examples that prove said pundits wrong, and then some.

Film

Putting the Bite Back into Snow White with 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

After some bland remakes of this classic fairytale, it's nice to see the poison put back into Snow White's apple.

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Harry Potter, Wizards and How We Let Technology Create Who We Are

Whether it's wands or smartphones, technology can be seen as contributing to the social construction of reality. If the wand chooses the wizard, what implications might this have for Muggle society?

Deanna Day
Music

Like Pioneers: Oh, Magic

Like Pioneers deliver one of the year's most exciting sophomore efforts with the brilliant Oh, Magic.

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'The Night Circus': A Bewitching Premise, but Too Much Sleight of Hand

The Night Circus at its best reads like a lovechild between the illusionists’ rivalry in Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and the teenage contenders cum romantic team in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.

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'Ghost Story': Harry Dresden Is a Detective, a Magician, a Ghost

In life and death, in any examination of the past, there is regret; for loss, for suffering, for pain and failure. Here, Harry Dresden comes to terms with why he is who and what he is.

Games

Broomsticks for Boomsticks

Banana Pepper Martinis is L.B. Jeffries' weekly in-depth look at video gaming. This week, a study of the role of magic in games.

L.B. Jeffries
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Slipped Discs 2007

PopMatters' annual tradition of offering up its Slipped Discs picks continues with the biggest installment to date. These are the albums our writers just loved, but missed our enormous top 60 albums list late last year.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (A Eulogy for the E Street Sound)

When it comes to his work with the E Street Band, Springsteen seems to have tempered or even jettisoned other songwriting trademarks, such as the sense of place that informed so many of his songs.

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Bruce Springsteen: Magic

With his mates, the E Street Band, Springsteen remarkably captures some of that old elusive lightning while teaching us about the ties that bind all over again.

David Pyndus
Music

Magazine: A Band from Under the Floorboards

Call them post-punk, new wave, or art-rock, these remastered versions of Magazine's four studio albums reveal the Manchster quintet to be one of the best and most creative bands of their era.

Michael Keefe
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Top Spin

Unlike other sports games and America's sports pages, Top Spin doesn't completely erase women from its sports world. Yet their presence is to fulfill male fantasies as sexualized commodities.

David Leonard

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