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  • Harry Potter is just like ... what? Five leading templates for comparison.

    Harry Potter is just like ... what? Five leading templates for comparison.

    Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.

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  • Harry Potter is just like ... what? Five leading templates for comparison.

    Harry Potter is just like ... what? Five leading templates for comparison.

    Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.

  • It Is Well with My Soul

    It Is Well with My Soul

    Ella Mae Johnson shares the wisdom garnered in more than a century of courageous and generous living.

  • Opinion What Hank Aaron and Barack Obama have in common

    Thirty-five years after Hank defied threats and hate mail to break Babe Ruth’s home-run record Obama is also showing us a deeper realm of courage, resilience, and justice.