Tag Archives: Harry Potter

#27 The Dark Knight Rises and the Trouble with Expectations

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

Continue Reading

Backlash: J.K. Rowling, Mumford & Sons, and What Scares Me About Success

In which the author uses 3,000 words to say something that probably could’ve been clearly expressed in 300. My apologies, etc. 1. Imagine you’re participating in a local talent show. Maybe you’re a singer or a contortionist or a flaming chainsaw juggler. Doesn’t really make any difference. And the thing is, you really, desperately, care […]

Continue Reading

Saturday Morning News

Obama condemns global extremism Romney attacks on foreign policy; Obama addresses U.N. Six Big Takeaways From the Emmys Should kids tackle? Buffalo Trace is full of mystery bourbons; only a few make it into bottles As Numbers Swell, Syrian Refugees Face New Woes The issue candidates don’t mention Sea assault on Somali rebel city New […]

Continue Reading

Get to Know The Writers

So we here at TTAF polled the nation and found the burning questions that the public most wanted to be answered.  You can find those questions and answers below.  Feel free to answer them yourself and keep score at home, or pose other questions as well.  Have a look, and as always, thanks for reading. […]

Continue Reading

Books I Want my Son to Read

    I promise you that I’m not trying to un-subtly orchestrate a series of events and conversations that ends with (A) my defection from TTAF and the establishment of a site devoted solely to lists about books or (B) my conversion of the other administrators into mindless automatons who only write lists about books. […]

Continue Reading

The Dark Knight Rises and the Trouble with Expectations

1. The Dark Knight Rises comes out today (or, came out last night at midnight, since that’s how we play the game these days), and I’m a little worried. Not about the movie’s quality, mind you. With Chris Nolan at the helm, I don’t see much chance of TDKR being anything but great. However, just about […]

Continue Reading

The Lion, the Witch, and the Pinterest Account

Let me preemptively apologize to anyone who showed up expecting anything directly to do with The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis, wildlife, sorcery, or lamp posts. The title is meant only to convey my near-total trepidation and the foreign-ness of the realm into which I’ve ventured for all your sakes. Like Peter, Susan, […]

Continue Reading