“The Wizard’s Voice,” inspired by the homonymous alternative voice to wizarding America’s the New York Ghost, provides a critical look at some of the more contentious topics within the Harry Potter universe – such as wizards’ rights to privacy in a world in which Veritaserum and Legilemency exists and the flaws in the wizarding world’s political systems – and where relevant, their interconnectivity to the Muggle world.
- Why There Should Be No More Sorting at Hogwarts (May 9, 2018) - "Harry Potter" fans often find a sense of pride and identity associated with the Houses that they're in. However, is categorizing people into Houses too simplistic?
- The Seven Most Powerful Characters in “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” Ranked (May 1, 2018) - The seven most powerful characters in J.K. Rowling's wizarding world ranked according to their magical knowledge and abilities!
- In Jo’s Defense: Regarding Dumbledore’s Sexuality in “The Crimes of Grindelwald” (February 5, 2018) - David Yates's remarks that Dumbledore's sexuality will not be "explicitly" addressed in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" outraged many in the fan community. However, are some being too quick to pull the trigger on the franchise?
- James Potter Was a Jerk (February 3, 2018) - Despite being Harry's father, it's undeniable that James Potter was "an arrogant, bullying toerag" (OotP 28). According to Sirius, James eventually changed, but should we really take his word for it?
- Less is More: Why “The Crimes of Grindelwald” Might Be a Cluttered Mess (December 22, 2017) - From Hogwarts, to Dumbledore and Grindelwald's backstory, to Leta Lestrange, to the Maledictus, to Nicolas Flamel, to France, to a wizarding circus, and more, is J.K. Rowling being too ambitious with "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"?
- The Ugly Truth Regarding Veritaserum (September 12, 2017) - Do our memories deceive us? In the wizarding world, where Legilimens exist, do citizens have a right to privacy? This article discusses the unreliability of Veritaserum as a truth serum and compares its limitations to polygraphs.
- Love, Not Fear: The Ministry of Magic as an Allegory for Discriminative Politics (August 13, 2017) - In this article, I consider whether J.K. Rowling's portrayal of the Ministry of Magic can be taken as a cautionary tale of what can happen when a society values fear over love.
- Why “Half-Blood Prince” Is the Worst “Harry Potter” Movie (July 27, 2017) - "Half-Blood Prince" is my favorite book from the "Harry Potter" series, but as a movie, it disappointed. These are my thoughts on why it's the worst "Harry Potter" movie.
- Dear “New York Times”: The Politics of “Harry Potter” Are Not Childish (July 7, 2017) - "The New York Times" recently published an article describing the “Harry Potter” novels as politically childish. The reality is that the novels contain a lot of worthwhile lessons that should not be downplayed.