Harry Potter’s Unsung Feminist Heroes : Ms Magazine Blog

Harry Potter’s Unsung Feminist Heroes : Ms Magazine Blog.

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Oh No They Didn\’t! – Harry Potter becomes a magical terrorist for justice in \

Muggle rights. House elf liberation. Werewolf acceptance. These are the values that Harry Potter stands for. In the franchise\’s exciting, penultimate installment, The Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 , the near-adult wizard protects those values by going to war with his government. It\’s easy to lose sight …

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In Medias Res: What I Saw in Deathly Hallows, Part 1

In Medias Res: What I Saw in Deathly Hallows, Part 1.

Banned Books Week: What subversives are you reading? (via Insatiable Booksluts)

Banned Books Week: What subversives are you reading? Firstly, I have to say that I am amazed that people are still fashed over The Color Purple and The Catcher in the Rye, but according to the ALA, both books made the top ten challenged books in 2009.  Also, can someone tell me why The Call of the Wild was banned/challenged?  Is there a human cannibalism scene that I don't know about? (I never got around to reading Jack London, because I have a vagina.) So, banned books week is nigh upon us; starti … Read More

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How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu – Book – eBook – Random House

From a 5 Under 35 winner, comes a razor-sharp, hilarious, and touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space-time. Every day in Minor Universe 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That’s where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he\’s not taking client calls, Yu visits his mother and searches for his father, who invented time travel and then vanished. The key to locating his father may be found in a book. It’s called How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and somewhere inside it is information that will help him. It may even save his life.

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