Feminist Movie Review: “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them”

While I’m not a Harry Potter superfan (no HP tattoos here), I definitely loved the books and movies growing up. The chance to return to the HP universe on film was both exciting and nostalgia-inducing, much like reading the Cursed Child screenplay. I entered the theater with cautious optimism and minimal exposure to any movie… Read More

The Legacy of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

ABC’s “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” aired in September 1996*. I was eight years old and lived in Virginia Beach, where the warmth, ocean, and daylight held my attention far more than any television show or cartoon. Flash forward two years, and my family had moved to Northern Minnesota where the bitter cold and deep snow lead… Read More

Of Laser Beams and Harry Potter

I’m laying on a table in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis with a laser pointed at my face, the stench of freshly singed hair wafting up my nose as my beard was zapped away. The 2012 election was drawing close and I’m feeling comfortable talking politics because where I am geographically allows me to assume political… Read More

Why Harry Potter fans should read Septimus Heap

If you find yourself wishing there were more Harry Potter books to read, or just want something similar but don’t want to re-read the series for the hundredth time, I definitely have a book series for you: Septimus Heap by Angie Sage. This seven book, middle grade series is a nice, quick read, and the pages… Read More

Mean Girls + Bewitched = “Witch Bitch”

I have a love/hate relationship with the slush pile of the internet we call Reddit, but every once in awhile I find something pretty darn cool a midst the memes, cat videos, and AMAs. Enter “The Confessions of A Witch Bitch“, a hilarious, up-and-coming web series that is part Mean Girls, part Bewitched, and part office politics. According… Read More