Category: Culture & Magic

This page features commentary and analysis of magic and witchcraft in pop culture. Articles, interviews, and op-eds published, submissions welcome.

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What We Can Learn About Mental Health in Harry Potter

A teenage boy tosses and turns in bed. He can’t stop his racing thoughts, and it feels like the weight of the world is on his shoulders. A dark force looms over him, threatening everything he loves, but he feels isolated and afraid. No one believes his concerns, even as it’s plain to see the […]

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The Art of Slow Living: Why We Should Read More and Work Less

Are you reading this article when you “should” be working? Good. That means you’re already well on your way to mastering the art of slow living.  Slow living isn’t just about taking more naps or promising not to check your email during your lunch break (but for the record, you should absolutely do both). No, […]

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Why bell hooks’ Definition of Love Has Never Been More Important

What does love mean? Really sit with this question for a moment. If you were to create your own dictionary right now, what would you say about it? Jot your answer down somewhere. Text it, type it out, write it on the napkin laying next to you—just put “love” into words.  Are you surprised by […]

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