A Chart of Every Spell Cast in HARRY POTTER: Today in Critical Linking

Skyler Johnson has created a handy data set that calculates the number of times each spell was used in all seven Harry Potter novels! It’s extremely handy and also very pretty.

The chart itself can be sorted by “Most Occurrences” and “Order of Appearance.” It’s important to note that none of the non-verbal spells were included in this data set, only spells that were spoken aloud.

If you ask me, fandom is the real magic.


It feels fitting, too, to be sitting so high in the sky, because Rankine’s thinking is equally elevated and ambitious: she plans to donate her $625,000 stipend from her MacArthur genius grant to found the Racial Imaginary Institute.

Claudia Rankine does not mess around.


With the highly anticipated “Annihilation” set to bow next year, Paramount is looking to stay in the Jeff VanderMeer business, as the studio has acquired the rights to his next novel “Borne.”

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, who are producing the big screen adaptation of VanderMeer’s “Annihilation” for Paramount, will produce the new film.

The Jeff VanderMeer business is a-boomin’.

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