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SIX OF THE BEST takes on Fantastic Beasts and Pokemon

This week’s Six of the Best column is spoileriffic, so if you haven’t seen Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, you shouldn’t read it. If you have, though… read on! Last week, my daughter and I collaborated on a Six … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… Harry Potter soundtracks

Since this Friday is Harry’s 35th birthday, I figured we could take a look at six of the best Harry Potter soundtracks. Because they’re pretty good. SIX OF THE BEST… Harry Potter soundtracks – The Nerdery Public

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SIX OF THE BEST… book series… serieses… whatever… to read while you wait for the next Song of Ice and Fire novel

Now that I’ve begun reading A Song of Ice and Fire, I’ve become quite aware that, at the speed I read, I’ll be done with all five existing books long before George R.R. Martin releases the sixth and seventh ones. … Continue reading

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Web Series Review: “Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later”

The Harry Potter phenomenon has spawned countless fan-created works of written fiction, musical awesomeness, and re-cut music videos. It has inspired thousands of people to be more awesome than they might otherwise have been. And that’s good. But now it’s … Continue reading

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Music and Magic: The Harry Potter Soundtrack Retrospective — Part 10 of 10: Conclusion

I think it’s really hard to do a soundtrack that completely misses the mark. I can’t remember a single one I’ve listened to that actually pulled that off. However, in re-listening to these eight soundtracks, I’ve come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Music and Magic: The Harry Potter Soundtrack Retrospective — Part 9 of 10: Deathly Hallows 2

This soundtrack is more about cycles than themes, though — I counted at least three of them. I approve of that style of orchestration — giving the major climactic sequence of the film its own series of specific themes and … Continue reading

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Book Review: “H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education” by Mark Walden

So far, I’ve given H.I.V.E. a lot of grief over its use of genre conventions, but I hope I’ve done it good-naturedly enough to keep you from being put off the book. I mean, it’s YA; it’s sort of YA’s … Continue reading

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