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When did magic become elitist?

It used to be that anybody could learn magic, in pop culture as well as folklore. But in recent decades, magical powers have become an inherited trait, which only a few people are born with. What changed? David Liss, author of The Twelfth Enchantment, explores the trend towards elitism in our fantasy stories.

Asus J103 - The Bewitched Phone

As if Will Ferrell didn't have enough trouble, what with the sex tape and all, he's got to worry about the rest of the world promoting, seeing, and being disappointed by Bewitched. For example, we find the Asus J103, a phone featuring a beguiling cartoon Samantha propped on a broomstick. But who knows? Maybe…