The Harry Potter Fan Theory That Explains Hogwarts’ Finances

Just another Fan Theory Friday I finished reading the Harry Potter novels at the age of thirty. I read the first four books as they were released, starting the first one when I was twelve. By the time the fifth one (The Order of the Phoenix) was released, I had lost interest and started to …

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What is Top 10 Games You Can Play In Your Head, By Yourself?

It's a book that is real. Over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself repeatedly fielding one particular question: “what’s the deal with this book?” This question has been presented to me in various ways, sometimes in statement form, with iterations including: “You have been so quiet about this. What is it?”"Why does your book …

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Some takes on 2017, before it ends

The end of 2017 is nigh. And with it, the top ten lists, the retrospectives, the predictions. Rather than the Top Books Published in 2017 or the Best Films of the Year or anything like this, here's my list of opinions, ideas, and arguments that I have not already written about in 2017 and would …

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9 Reasons to Start Reading Moby-Dick on its 166th Birthday

It's no secret that I'm a pretty big Moby-Dick fan. Or, if it was a secret to you, then this might be the first thing you've read by me. Which is cool, if that's the case (thanks!). Anyway, in honor of Moby-Dick's 166th birthday, here are nine reasons that you finally need to read it. …

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No, the Alien Covenant Ending Was Not an Obvious Twist. It Was Dramatic Irony.

It was the best of Alien films, it was the worst of Alien films, it was the sequel to Prometheus, it was the prequel to Alien, it was the story of David, it was the story of Lucifer, it had an awesome ending, it had the worst ending ever -- in short, Alien: Covenant was …

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Ed Sheeran Didn’t Ruin Anything. Game of Thrones is Rooted in Popular Music

Game of Thrones is Not Sacred. It’s Grateful Dead Fan Fiction The first episode of the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones sparked a multitude of reactions, but perhaps none more virulent and hysterical than how certain GOT fans responded when Ed Sheeran appeared onscreen. The response was so rabid that some speculated Sheeran …

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Ten Ways to Celebrate #MoonLandingDay and Moon Landing Week 2017

The big week is here: Moon Landing Week! Or at least, it eventually will be known as Moon Landing Week. For now, we know that this upcoming Thursday (July 20th) is the 48th anniversary of the Moon Landing... or perhaps we don't. Perhaps you just learned that now. In honor of this year's Moon Landing …

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How to Celebrate The Moonborn and #MoonLandingDay at the Same Time

One of America's most beloved unofficial holidays is almost here. No, not Jeff Goldblum Day. Something almost as cool: Moon Landing Day. This upcoming Thursday, July 20th, is the 48th anniversary of humankind's first steps on the moon. And so in honor of this, I have some special things happened related to The Moonborn. Special …

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