Hannah Nelson-Teutsch
Hannah Nelson-Teutsch is a freelance writer, curator, artist and academic based in Berlin. With a BA from McGill, a Post Baccalaureate degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and Masters degree in progress at Freie Universität, Hannah can usually be found staring off into the distance with a hat on and a pencil at the ready.

11 Harry Potter Quotes About Regret

This past week I've kept a casual diary of my regrets: I regret ordering with halloumi with my falafel this afternoon (I'm still stuffed); I regret not starting this article over the weekend; I regret not sending my mom's birthday card earlier; I…
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10 Books To Read As You Root For 'The Big Short'

If you had asked me a month ago, I would have balked at the idea of spending several hours reliving the true story of a few Wall Street types working to take down the system from within... but that was before I encountered The Big Short. Normally,…
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11 Harry Potter Quotes About Equality

I've been mulling over a rather contentious idea for months now, and at this point I am completely convinced — Dobby the house elf is the heart and soul of the Harry Potter series. From his tumultuous appearance in the kitchen at Number 4 Privet…
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11 Books For 'Martian' Fans Rooting For An Oscar

When I was 8 years old I made my own space suit, and from that moment on I've wondered what life might be like on the final frontier. I lived the dream in tinfoil and moon boots for as long as I could, but after a few failing grades in chemistry…
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7 Series You Absolutely Need To Re-Read In 2016

Lists are one of the Internet's great gifts to humanity. From to-do lists to top 10 lists, if there's numerated rankings of value, I am sold. So, it shouldn't surprise you at all to discover that when the end of the year rolls around, I inevitably…
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11 Books To Savor On A Snow Day

I love being an adult — I choose what to make for dinner, how to dress for school, and when to go to sleep; I read at the kitchen table in the mornings, blast the music for intermittent inter-species dance parties in the afternoon, and stay out as…
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11 ASOIAF Quotes To Get You Through The Winter

I was born in the wee hours of an icy cold mid-December morning. I am a child of the winter with a birthday nudged right up against the bright lights and festive charm of the holiday season and I own a killer pair of long-johns, but even I get sick…
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14 Harry Potter Quotes For Your Wedding Vows

When it comes to wedding planning, there are no shortage of details to dwell on — from the venue and the dress, to the guest list, the flowers, the seating arrangements, the DJ, the menu, and the first dance. I myself have personally fallen victim…
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9 Reasons HP Fans Should Read Robert Galbraith

I am a fickle reader. I adore genre fiction, but I rarely find a series that can hold my attention; I cherish complex contemporary novels, but sometimes I'm just looking for something a little less demanding. Like so many others, for more than a…
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11 Books Every 'Calvin and Hobbes' Fan Will Love

Today was one of those perfect winter days — the sun blazed bright across a crisp blue sky, the snow fell quick and fast in thick, luscious flakes, and with a relatively clear conscious and a full thermos of cocoa, I abandoned my laptop, slipped on…
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13 Harry Potter Puzzles That Just Won't Go Away

J. K. Rowling is a literary legend. Leaving aside for the moment a Twitter account that combines the integrity of Albus Dumbledore, the spunk of the Weasley twins, and Hermione's elastic wit — Rowling's fictional output is a testament to the sublime…
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11 J.K. Rowling Quotes To Make You Feel Powerful

There are some days — those terrible, horrible, no good very bad days, when I find myself desperately in need of a fairy godmother — a magical figure with all the answers to life's tough questions and just enough, vim, vigor, and chutzpa to…
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10 Harry Potter Characters You Definitely Forgot

If you've ever dressed up as Dumbledore for Halloween or role-played a little Ron and Hermione in the bedroom — heck, even if you haven't — you're probably intimately familiar (no pun intended) with the particularities of your personal favorite…
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The 10 Most Timeless Characters From Books, Ranked

In honor of all those great fictional figures who have managed to make their way through the ages while remaining relevant — which is no mean feat in an era of 24-hour news cycles and oh-so-fickle fans — I give you the top 10 most timeless…
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11 Harry Potter Truths Only Adults Can Understand

As I've grown, my time with Harry Potter has taken on a new character; moments I've treasured have worn thin as new passages have become pregnant with meaning. When you read Harry Potter as an adult, the tales shape and morph as you've had new…
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15 Harry Potter Quotes Only True Fans Remember

I am a creature of habit. As odd as it sounds, I often eat the same exact meals day after day; when I walk to my local coffee shop, I always go the exact same way; and every single time I fly, I re-read Harry Potter. Truth be told, this is an…
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19 Most Memorable Quotes From Harry Potter

I have friends who remember exactly where they were on that fateful day when they first found out that Santa Claus isn't real. Me? I remember exactly where I was on the day that I discovered that those dreams Harry Potter had been having about…
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11 Valuable Pieces of Advice from Queen Judy Blume

I still remember the first night I spent with a Judy Blume book. I was curled up under a quilt in my bedroom, running from my everyday anxieties with a nightlight to guide my way and a good book in my hands. The hour was late, the light was dim, and…
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7 Secrets You Can Learn From A Bookshelf

Although I hate to admit it, I am a hopeless snoop. The good news for anyone generous enough to open his or her home to me is that my sense of propriety (and, let's be honest, the fear of getting caught) usually prevents me from doing any serious…
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15 Spectacular Costumes Straight From A Book

Christmas always announces itself with more than adequate warning — it seems that as soon as the leaves begin falling from the trees, the halls are being decked with boughs of holly. And yet, somehow, I never seem to have my literary Halloween…
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