Harry Potter is for Adults Too

I remember when my dad stubbornly refused to read the Harry Potter books for years. Anytime my mother, sister, and I would encourage him to pick up the hard-cover 7-part series, he’d scoff and claim that Harry Potter is for kids. He was a fan of heart-racing action adventure novels, not some magical fantasy children’s…

“Master of None” & the Millennial’s Relationship with Food

Aziz Ansari’s recently released Netflix show Master of None is a hit for many reasons: it’s diverse cast, thoughtful plot lines and interesting structure separate it from the wave of other “must watch” TV shows of today. While all of these components are important to the show’s unique style, there is another aspect that sets…

The End of an Era: “The Hunger Games”

“Why do you like The Hunger Games so much?” It’s a question I’ve gotten multiple times, as well as the one asking why I’m emotional about it ending, and I’ve never fully known how to answer. My generation was the the age of Potterheads, filled with those who clutched to the large volumes of Harry…

Book Review: The Infernal Devices

Warning: There are some spoilers! The Infernal Devices is a a urban fantasy series by Cassandra Clare. There are three books in the series, Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess. I loved Clare’s first series, The Mortal Instruments, and when I realized that The Infernal Devices trilogy was the prequel, I had to read it. The series starts…

All Aboard to Hogwarts!

Almost every year my family takes a trip to Florida to visit my grandparents. This year we decided to fly down, not for a family visit, but to vacation in Orlando. As we planned our trip, I told my mom and dad that we had to see Harry Potter World. Harry Potter is my favorite…