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Jamie Parker as Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Photograph: Manuel Harlan

No More Harry Potter, Please

A letter to J.K. Rowling

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I Once Lived in Hawkins, Indiana

Stranger Things provides a rush of nostalgia for children of the ’80s.

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Notes For the College-Bound

Fighting emotional frailty requires more than a safe space.

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The Evidence for ‘Born This Way’

It’s murky, but stronger than a new report lets on.

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The Churches We Need, Pt. II

Readers share their own arguments for and against the American church

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The Churches We Need

How to fight churchgoing apathy in today’s America

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Last Days for White Protestants?

Loss of primacy of place is not the same thing as extinction.

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