Tag Archives: Slate
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HP7.2 Week: Harry Potter, Fraud

In 2002, Slate called Harry Potter a “pampered jock, patsy, and fraud.” Seems fair enough to me.  For anyone who’s spent a moment or two with the Harry Potter novels, you’ll learn that J. K. Rowling’s boy wizard is actually one of the least likable characters in the series.  Personally, I contend the fifth book (Order of […]

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Of Plastic Smocks and Homemade Halloween Costumes

Growing up, one could expect that the extend of a normal Halloween costume was a plastic smock and wafer-thin mask of a licensed cartoon character.  Perhaps my favorite of all the Halloween costumes I enjoyed was the year my brother and I went as Mr. T. One of my favorite memories of high school was the evening […]

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Mild-Mannered Alter Ego

I’ve been pretty disappointed with President Obama lately.  While I understand that the hype that follows any successful candidate through the trail wanes once the task at hand becomes real, it seems like much of Obama’s early political capital was spent in on policies and plans that had little–if any–lasting impact on his or America’s […]

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