Kristian Wilson
Kristian Wilson is a freelance writer and editor from the rural American South. She writes. She reads. She plays video games. She also sleeps sometimes. Talk to her about blankets, ampersands, and the Oxford comma.

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5 Reasons Hogwarts Houses Are Better Than Zodiac Signs

I have sort of an unpopular opinion: I think Hogwarts houses are better than Zodiac signs in pretty much every way imaginable. It isn't that I think astrology charts aren't cool. In fact, I think they look very nice and complicated. I just happen to …
By Kristian Wilson

13 Feel-Good Books To Read When You're Home Sick With Nothing To Do

No one enjoys being sick with the flu, or even a head cold, but I firmly believe that some good reading material can make your sniffly days go by faster. I have 15 feel-good books to read when you're sick, so go ahead and order one in anticipation of…
By Kristian Wilson

This James Baldwin Children's Book Is Coming Back Into Print For Young Activists

The author is best known for his novels and essays, but now James Baldwin's only children's book is coming back into print. First published by Dial in 1976, Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood will be re-released by Duke University Press in …
By Kristian Wilson

There's A Harry Potter Chapter Written By Bots & The Illustrations Make It Even Funnier

By now, you have probably heard about Botnik Studios' new Harry Potter bot writing project, which used a predictive keyboard to write in the "style" of J.K. Rowling. That Harry Potter chapter written by a bot has now been illustrated by a cartoonist,…
By Kristian Wilson

These New Harry Potter Workout Clothes Will Up Your Quidditch Game

Following up on the success of its first line of Harry Potter-themed attire, Australian designer BlackMilk Clothing has Harry Potter activewear for your next Quidditch tryout. The Brisbane-based company released a lookbook for its new "Team Hogwarts"…
By Kristian Wilson

There's A Fascinating Scientific Reason Why You Love Some Poems More Than Others

What makes good poetry good? It is a question for the ages, one that literature nerds have been turning over in their minds for the last thousand years or so. Researchers at New York University and the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics ha…
By Kristian Wilson

This 4-Year-Old Read 100 Books In One Day & It Was All Streamed On Facebook

No matter how awesome your weekend was, you probably didn't accomplish as much as Caleb Green. The four-year-old boy read 100 books in one day, and his parents streamed the entire thing to Facebook Live from their Chicago home. The stream garnered a …
By Kristian Wilson

'Ready Player One' Is FINALLY Getting A Sequel

Mere moments after the Ready Player One trailer dropped on us like a 1,985-ton bomb, Ernie Cline fans got the news they have been waiting more than six years to hear. In a Facebook Live event on Sunday, Cline confirmed that a Ready Player One sequel …
By Kristian Wilson

'Avatar' Books Are Coming & You'll Probably Get Them Before The Sequel Even Comes Out

Fans have been waiting for the sequel to James Cameron's record-breaking hit film Avatar since it premiered in 2009, and, with a December 2020 release date, the next installment is still pretty far away. While you wait on more of Jake and Neytiri's a…
By Kristian Wilson

The President Just Recommended A Book About Andrew Jackson & People Are Confused

Twitter users were perplexed by a Thursday morning tweet from Donald Trump, who recommended Fox News host Brian Kilmeade's latest book, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America's Destiny. One problem: Trump has a …
By Kristian Wilson

The 'Paris Review' Editor Resigned Amid An Investigation Into His Behavior Toward Women

The Paris Review editor Lorin Stein has resigned amid an internal investigation about his behavior toward women. Stein has worked in that capacity since 2010, when he succeeded Philip Gourevitch, the author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We W…
By Kristian Wilson

You'll Only Understand All These Spoofs Of Famous Books If You're A True Literary Nerd

When it comes to my favorite books, movies, and games, I love in-jokes. There's a particular way that someone can poke fun at entertainment media while simultaneously proving that they like that book or movie just as much as I do, and I really apprec…
By Kristian Wilson

J.K. Rowling Shared A Fan's Christmas Story & It'll Make You Happier Than A Cheering Charm

If you don't like feel-good stories about the holidays, this is not the article for you. On her Twitter account, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling shared a heartwarming story about the best Christmas gift one Potterhead ever received, and just reading…
By Kristian Wilson

J.K. Rowling Had The Perfect Response To An Article Calling Meghan Markle "Unsuitable"

The Internet broke on Monday morning, when Prince Harry and Suits actress Meghan Markle announced their engagement. Quick to rain on the couple's parade, people came out of the woodwork to criticize the Prince of Wales' choice in a mate, prompting th…
By Kristian Wilson

These 9 Indie Bookstores Are All Offering Incredible Cyber Monday Deals

If you didn't finish your holiday shopping on the day after Thanksgiving — or, if you're like me, you didn't even leave the house on Black Friday — then chances are high that you're scouring the Internet for all the best Cyber Monday sales. I have ni…
By Kristian Wilson

These Never-Before-Seen Harry Potter Covers Are Too Gorgeous To Believe

Attention all Potterheads: There is a new batch of Potter-related art out for your viewing pleasure! These unreleased Harry Potter covers by Olly Moss are full of magic and mystery, and the fact that we can still be impressed, after all this time, al…
By Kristian Wilson

These New Books & Dolls Are Basically The Political Version of 'American Girl'

A new children's book wants to get girls talking about politics. The Brookies vs. the Bully is the latest release from Girls & Co, and its story will be strikingly familiar to anyone who — for better or worse — remembers the 2016 election. In an inte…
By Kristian Wilson

8 Audiobooks About Family Drama To Help You Escape Your Own This Holiday Season

If your family is like mine, you never quite know what to expect when the holidays arrive. Will it be smooth sailing, or will someone inevitably choose to bring up the most contentious political debates of the season? For the book-lovers who may have…
By Kristian Wilson

This Publisher Is Having A HUGE Sale On Books That Are Perfect For #Resistance Readers

Want to buy books for your loved ones this holiday season, but don't know where to start? Haymarket Books' holiday sale is perfect for the revolutionary in your life, and you'll get a little something for yourself in the process. The not-for-profit p…
By Kristian Wilson

Author Zinzi Clemmons Accuses Lena Dunham Of "Hipster Racism" In Open Letter

On Sunday, What We Lose author and Lenny Letter contributor Zinzi Clemmons called for women of color to stop contributing to Lena Dunham's career, revealing that she would no longer contribute to the Girls creator's Lenny Letter newsletter. In a lett…
By Kristian Wilson