March 17, 2017 • Fiction, Magic, Movies & Film
[Movie still from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Warner Bros.]
Brace yourselves for drunk strangers in novelty hats talking about their ‘Irish heritage’, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day once more! This Irish holiday has its roots in a saint who brought Christianity to Ireland (according to the tales), but it’s devolved into a great excuse for a mid-March party across the Western world.
January 20, 2017 • Magic, Fiction, Humor
It’s hard to meet someone in Wonderland. The bar scene is practically non-existent, and good luck meeting someone at a tea party or an outdoor croquet game. Luckily, the new Mirrer dating app makes finding a partner as easy as falling down a rabbit hole. Check out these attractive profiles:
November 30, 2016 • Magic, Travel, Fiction, Geek
In Madeleine L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle in Time, the characters quickly come to realize the advantages of using a tesseract (the titular wrinkle in time) in order to travel instantaneously to other planets. The Newbery Award-winning novel tells the story of the Murry children as they rescue their father from Camazotz, a dark planet of conformity. But as sequels to A Wrinkle in Time demonstrate, tesseracting can take the Murrys anywhere or anytime, from the farthest reaches of the galaxy into the tiniest cells. Since the Murrys have unlimited frequent flyer miles to tesser to any time and place, we’ve got some recommendations for their next vacations!
November 25, 2016 • Magic, Fiction
Books, in and of themselves, are magical doorways. Opening a book is as simple as opening a door in the real world, but often much more rewarding! Doorways within books are something special. A character who passes through a magical doorway into a world of adventure mirrors the adventure of the reader themselves. They charm and intrigue us as readers. They tempt us into imagining that it’s possible to open an ordinary door one day and find ourselves in a real-life adventure.
September 9, 2016 • Magic, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television, Fiction, Geek
When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child released in July, it created a lot of buzz for a lot of reasons (the most obvious being that it was New! Canon! Harry! Potter!). One of those reasons was that after two decades of the Harry Potter fandom widely accepting that there were three “good” Hogwarts houses and one “bad” one, the protagonists of Cursed Child were both members of Slytherin house.
August 3, 2016 • Magic, Classics, Fiction
(c) Kim Min Ji
While we wait in anticipation for The Little Prince to come out on Netflix, we've realized that many of life's conundrums and complications can be resolved through the wisdom of the book. It's always that way, isn't it? The greatest bits of advice and information are tucked away in the classics, where we sometimes forget to look.