In Defense Of Hufflepuffs Everywhere

I’ll admit it: in middle school, I talked shit about Hufflepuffs just like everyone else. It was the cool thing to do. I was a Ravenclaw – intelligent, clever, and not as…non-descript as I imagined Hufflepuffs were. Continue reading “In Defense Of Hufflepuffs Everywhere”


You Can Now Have Dinner At Hogwarts For Valentine’s Day


If you were planning on hitting up Olive Garden and a movie for Valentine’s Day this year, it’s time for you and your boo to step your game up. Couples – muggles and otherwise – can now spend Valentine’s Day at the most romantic location on Earth: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Continue reading “You Can Now Have Dinner At Hogwarts For Valentine’s Day”

Merry Christmas, Hermione Is Black!


A lot of us have been saying it for years now: Hermione is black. Bushy hair, buck teeth, and Britishness aren’t exclusive to white people, so why the hell couldn’t Hermione be a woman of color?

J.K. Rowling agrees. Not enough to have cast a non-white girl in the films back when such a move really could have made an impact, but I digress.

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Brace Yourselves: Ron Weasley Is Coming To A TV Screen Near You

I’ve admitted it before, and I will admit it again, right here, right now: I was wrong about Ronald Weasley. At the tender age of 12-years-old, during a Harry Potter-themed sleepover, I made a prediction with the kind of confidence only a middle-school Harry Potter superfan could have: Ron is going to be the least successful of the trio. Mark my words.

I was wrong. I was so, so wrong.

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Which Fictional World Would You Want To Live In?

Confession time! I spend a crazy amount of time thinking about what it would be like to not live in the place that I live. I realize this sentence makes me sound a lot more dissatisfied with my life than I really am, but that’s not what this is about. It’s just that there are so many cool magical words out there (in fiction-land??), and all we have are tvs and microwaves and cellphones that can give you directions, which is cool but not as cool as magic schools or demon-hunting or traveling through space and time would be, am I right?? Continue reading “Which Fictional World Would You Want To Live In?”