Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 15: Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

By Sarah Tompkins on

Bonjour! Zdravstvuyte! Or whatever they say at Durmstrang! Let us say hello to wizarding schools that we totally haven known existed this whole time! This week, Bijaya helps us welcome the witches and wizards of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, Sarah is dubious about the mysterious new schools and their potentially sordid pasts, and Michael fights harder than ever in the Tri Quizard Tournament …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 14: The Unforgivable Curses

By Bijaya Shrestha on

If you like Expelliarmus, wait till you hear about these spells! This week, the heat flairs as Bijaya, Michael, and Sarah duke it out in the TriQuizzard Tournament Task 1! Sarah introduces the Unforgivable Curses, Michael can’t get enough sleep until he talks about Peeves, and Bijaya’s dog, Kobe, tries to give his two cents! Find …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 12: The Triwizard Tournament

By Bijaya Shrestha on

Inter-house Quidditch Tournament is cancelled?? SAY IT AIN’T SO!! Join us this week as things heat up in the Triquizzard Tournament and Sarah’s mom has a special guest for dinner. Bijaya announces the new DADA professor and the Triwizard Tournament, and the gang tries to figure out why Hogwarts keeps Peeves around. Find us on Twitter …

Yer a Wizard, Harry – Book 4, Episode 11: Aboard the Hogwarts Express

By Sarah Tompkins on

Allllll abooarrd! We are headed back to school (finally)!  Join us this week as tensions increase in the Triquizzard Tournament, we make the journey back to our beloved alma mater where nothing mysterious is going to happen at all, and we learn about how the Hogwarts Express works and why it came to be! Find …

Review – Evefair by Nisi Shawl

By JoshuaMacDougall on

Everfair by Nisi Shawl is an alternative history set in the Belgian Congo during King Leopold II’s reign. Instead of years of slavery, racism, and genocide a congregation of Fabian Socialist from Great Britain and African-Americans form their own nation called Everfair and resist Leopald’s subjugation and return to slavery. Though alternative history is not …