The artistic achievement of Harry Potter

Movies with Mikey is doing a three part analysis of the Harry Potter franchise. Here are the first two parts:

Mikey perfectly notes how the Harry Potter franchise is a masterpiece, and it’s hard to imagine anything else being done with such vision in a relatively short amount of time.

A Watergate figure’s take on today’s corruption

John Dean was a key figure in the Watergate scandal that overthrew a U.S. president. His tweets show is appalled by the level of corruption we see in today’s White House:

How the babyman destroyed Thanksgiving

From the Washington Post:

Earlier this month, Post Opinions asked readers how their holiday gatherings have changed since Donald Trump’s election to the presidency in 2016. No politics at the table? Only politics at the table? No table at all?

More than 200 people from across the country (with a dozen or so Canadians thrown in for good measure) shared their experiences of division, solidarity and continuity. Read nine of these stories below.

Most of the stories are sad, but read through the comments to see how much pain families have dealt with since Election Day 2016.

Just when you think it can’t get any worse …

From Earther:

Hurricane Florence, which was briefly downgraded to a tropical storm last week, was re-upgraded to hurricane status on Sunday and looks like it is destined to barrel straight at the U.S.’ East Coast. According to CNN, odds are good that it will have strengthened to Category 4 status—meaning sustained winds in the range of 130-156 miles per hour—before the time it makes landfall later this week, likely on Thursday or Friday.

It’s worse