Archive for: Harry Potter

Chess for Androids and Evil Geniuses

Human vs. machine — with the fate of the universe in the balance!

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Quidditch By Dummies

Why Harry Potter isn’t any good.

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Gay YA: Harry Potter, Twilight, and Nora Olsen’s Swans and Klons

Go buy Nora Olsen’s Swans and Klons right now, damn it.

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Harry Potter, Race, and British Multiculturalism

The magically invisible diversity of Harry Potter.

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Heirs of Slytherin in the Virginia State House

Eugenics from Potter to the Old Dominion.

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The Boy Who Never Should Have Been

Frame stories and why How To Train Your Dragon is better than that other children’s fantasy series.

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White: Not the New Black

Victoria Foyt’s Revealing Eden is unusually crass in its take on race, but its general methodology has a longstanding pedigree in sci-fi and fantasy.

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