Author Archives: Andrew Slack

Andrew is a teacher, social organizer and human rights activist, comedian, actor, and writer. He spent years performing sketch comedy for hundreds of colleges across the US only to stop touring so that he could devote himself full time to the HP Alliance which he co-founded in 2005. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University, Andrew is dedicated to learning and extrapolating how modern myth, new media, and expressive therapy can transform our lives both personally and collectively.

Do we prefer flawed characters?

Andrew Sullivan discusses whether we are drawn to flawed characters because we can relate to them

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Posted in Stories |

Batman versus Superman (continued: with Spiderman thrown into the mix)

Which of the two larger than life super heroes would you rather fall in love with? Batman or Superman? And/or which of the two would you rather be?

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Posted in Comics, Harry Potter Alliance News |

Batman versus Superman

In his groundbreaking work, “Supergods,” legendary comic book creator Grant Morrison poses that the world associates “Superman” with socialism and “Batman” with capitalism. Why is this? Further, what comics should comic novices like myself start reading? And lastly, what reasons do Batman and Superman have for ever fighting each other and on a symbolic level, does it have any thing to do with Mr. Morrison’s posit of different world views coming together?

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Posted in Comics |

People’s Movements are “Catching Fire”

The 20th century, pre-9/11 status quo has grown stale in humanity’s consciousness and no matter which way the arrow lands, the fact that it is spinning (in the form of the Arab Spring, Occupy, and Tea Party movements) means that it is breaking through what was otherwise perceived as static and entrenched barriers that the consolidation of power proved impossible to break through.

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Posted in Harry Potter Alliance News |

Snape and Spike

There are striking similarities between Severus Snape and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Let’s list some. Spoiler warning for Harry Potter and Buffy.

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Posted in Accio Books |

Elmo promotes the HPA’s “Fans for Equality”

Our friends at Wizarding Life made a video of Elmo thanking the HPA and promoting Fans for Equality. Check it out!

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Posted in LGBTQ |

The Deathly Hallows Campaign on MLK Day

I’d like to add to the wonderful entries we have seen on the subject of how we eat by putting it into the context of today’s holiday in the US: Martin Luther King Day.

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Posted in Harry Potter Alliance News |

When Harry Potter gave birth to Edward Cullen

How Harry Potter gave birth to the Joker and Edward Cullen

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Posted in Harry Potter Alliance News |

Modern Myth and the Interpretation of Dreams

Understanding our modern myths and how they reflect on our world is similar to understanding our dreams and how they affect our lives.

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Posted in Uncategorized |

Imagine a world without genocide

Right in time for the Christmas season, the United States Senate has unanimously moved forward on legislation that would require the United States to take an active role in preventing genocide – rather than simply reacting to genocides that already take place.

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Posted in Human Rights |