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Mascots, justice, and the role of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen

Warning: Spoilers Abound…. Alyssa Rosenberg has a really terrific post on Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen (the heroine of The Hunger Games trilogy) and how they both function as mascots rather than movement leaders in their respective violent worlds. In Harry’s case this is fairly benevolent for the most part. Katniss, on the other hand,…

Bread & Circuses: A mini-review of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

I finished the third installment of The Hunger Games last night, Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins, and my goodness what a read. All three books are absurdly intense page-turners bound to keep one up far past one’s appropriate bedtime. If you are married and both spouses are reading these at the same time, prepare for some…