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© 2000 First Things 99 (January 2000): 35-38. By now most readers in this country are aware of what has come to be called the Harry Potter phenomenon. It’s hard to be unaware. Any bookstore you might care to enter is strewn with giant stacks of the Harry Potter… Read More
• Event After trying out a large number of wands, none of which seem quite right, Harry is handed a holly and phoenix feather wand: Harry took the wand. He felt a sudden warmth in his fingers. He raised the wand above his head, brought it swishing down through the dusty air and a… Read More
• Glossary Archaic term referring to a person who takes more than five minutes to be sorted by the Sorting Hat (Pm). Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:56 — 2.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More
• Source Harry learns that Dumbledore has returned, races off to his office. Together they watch Slughorn’s memory, where Riddle learns what Horcruxes are and contemplates making more than one. Dumbledore explains his suspicions that Riddle made six, including the now-destroyed ring and diary, the locket, the cup, and Nagini.  Dumbledore promises Harry… Read More
• Quote “…The trouble is, humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.” Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:56 — 2.7MB)Subscribe:… Read More