Hollie Dee

Freelance writer, travel enthusiast, political scholar, and cultural maven. UK born, USA raised.

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It’s Levi-OH-sa Not Levio-SA: Looking at Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

I’m sorry to all the Americans, but true fans know it is Philosopher’s and not Sorcerer’s Stone. However, regardless of nationality or dialect preferences, there is something we can all agree on: the secret wish to be eleven-years-old and boarding the Hogwarts Express. It has been 23 years since the Philosopher’s Stone was published, and in that time J.K. Rowling has taken us on a wild, multi-story ride. With seven books, eight movies, three bonus texts, a play, and three additional movies set

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It’s a Long Way to Ba Sing Se: Rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender

When Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA), first aired on Nickelodeon, I was eight-years-old. With the eyes of a fantasy-obsessed child, Avatar seemed like a pretty standard anime. It was a world in which people could manipulate the classic elements (benders), and a chosen one (Aang) must stop the world from impending doom. I sat, content, on my couch on a Saturday morning and indulged in tales of the fire nation, flying bison, and Sokka’s stomach.

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The United Nations Environmental Program recently published an article underlining the importance of coral restoration in the face of climate change. The article views coral bleaching events (such as the terrible March 2020 mass die-off in the Great Barrier Reef ), as warning signs from ocean. The Head of UNEP’s Marine and Fresh Water Branch, Leticia Carvalho, says: “Scientists have been telling us for a while that coral bleaching events would become more frequent...