Why bother with people from another time if we have to always reduce them to boring, conventional people of our own times?
Composer John Williams turns 86 today, which by happy coincidence is the same day millions of viewers will be celebrating the themes he wrote for the Olympics.
Deeper cultural problems led us to our current state of political crisis, and it’s just about everybody’s fault.
The CFPB’s Harry-Potter-styled rebellion of mid-level bureaucrats seems a lot less like Dumbledore’s Army and a lot more like Dolores Umbridge.
Two graduates from Harvard Divinity School (where else?) began a podcast called ‘Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.’ Some people are taking it way too seriously.
‘Harry Potter’ and ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ actor Robert Hardy was a timeless performer who studied under J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
President Trump clearly doesn’t fit either the more demure natures of Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff, leaving a choice between Gryffindor and Slytherin.
Beginning 20 years ago, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ took readers, and later moviegoers, to a magical world full of incredible detail, rich imagery, and even wizard food!
Although few millennials would admit it, their love for ‘Harry Potter’ is more like veneration than fandom: It’s a secular stand-in for religious belief.
Unite with me in opposing one of the greatest threats to the future of our republic: the massive overuse of Harry Potter references in political discussion.
It would benefit all of us to imagine that, like Severus Snape, most people we encounter have some hidden depth we would value if it were made clear to us.
J.K. Rowling may have an army of grown-up children to pile on her Twitter enemies, but she’s still a bad writer. Her adult fans like it because they don’t want to think too hard.
In this movie, J.K. Rowling once again shows her disdain for a media in cahoots with the elite.
‘Harry Potter’ fans who were disappointed by ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ will find a welcome return of J.K. Rowling’s brilliance in this new film.
If you’re expecting ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ to be your Portkey back to the world of the original story, you’re in for a disappointment. ‘Cursed Child’ doesn’t belong with the other Potter books.
The Harry Potter franchise has so far featured strong, loving mothers, but not as many iconic fathers. That looks likely to change with ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.’
Ingenious, calculating, cloaked men sometimes turn out to be bad. Yet cold, calculating men can also be judged unfairly.
These women are more concerned about racial differences than about the fact that they intentionally paid to procure a child who has no father in her life.
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ is not just a reboot, because it’s no longer enough to have one film or even a franchise. You have to have a whole darned ‘universe.’
It’s somehow not remarkable what Emma Watson didn’t discuss in her recent United Nations speech.
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