One Genre to Rule Them All

One Genre to Rule Them All

It is a heck of a month to be a nerd. Two massively successful franchises, Marvel’s Avengers and HBO’s Game of Thrones, are closing out their story arcs. Both have achieved critical and commercial success; on the critical front, Game of Thrones has won thirty-eight...
Lessons from Dystopia

Lessons from Dystopia

I recently began watching the Hulu original series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name. Dystopian fiction, which has its roots in works such as Brave New World, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451, has seen a popular resurgence in the last ten...
Things Are Getting Better. Really.

Things Are Getting Better. Really.

On February 9th, the Wall Street Journal published an essay titled “The Enlightenment is Working.” You can read the piece in its entirety here, but the Journal rotates which of its articles are publicly available, and it might require a subscription to access....
Harry Potter, 20 Years Later

Harry Potter, 20 Years Later

Last week, the first book in the Harry Potter series—Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone—celebrated its 20th anniversary. At 504 million copies sold, Harry Potter and its author, J.K. Rowling, are recognizable as household names. While I usually don’t...

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