Platonic Potter

Kristen's figured something important out: "the addition of 'Harry' to almost any Plato quote makes it seem legitimately like a nugget of wisdom out of the mouth of Albus Dumbledore." Read the rest

The Harry Potter/Glass Family Connection

J.D. Salinger published very little, considering his literary legend. His place in classic American literature of the 20th century is secured mostly by his single novel The Catcher in the Rye, his collection of short fiction Nine Stories, and his series of short stories and novellas known collectively as the Glass Family saga. His idiosyncratic prose and dialogue, as well as his oddball characters, tend to elicit strong reactions from readers, either positive or negative. Read the rest

Osama bin Laden and Harry Potter

Reuters examines the "eerie links" between Harry Potter, boy wizard, and Osama bin Laden, dead international terrorist.
The first movie, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," was released in November 2001, just months after 9/11.
Yeah, it's like that all the way through. Eerie links between Harry Potter, bin [Reuters] Read the rest