Leaky News Archives for July 2003
As of Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m., Tug Yourgrau - Tony award nominated playwright, TV producer and radio actor - will read selections from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" at the Melrose Public Library. This program will continue on weekly with Yourgrau reading on Thursday eveningsContinued...
For everyone out there who remembers the 80's, the Garbage Pail Kids are back. Their first victim? Harry Potter.
Or should I say, Harry Potty???
Christianity Today has an interview with Lynn Schofield Clark, the author of From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural. Ms. Schofield discusses her book, modern teenage culture and her opinion on why young adults are turning to Harry Potter.
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And it continues: The response letters in the NYTimes include quotes from authors and mothers alike. One author, Caleb Carr, says, "Ms. Byatt's article is indispensable: a classic and precise piece of true criticism, neither bile nor reverence, but brilliant dissection" (though this editor thinks proofs, logic andContinued...
The Manitowoc Herald Times reports that summer classes at The Urban Academy of Arcane Knowledge include Potions, Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.
An article in the Indiana Statesman discusses Harry Potter...man about campus.
The controversy continues over A.S. Byatt's op/ed piece on Harry Potter. In an article in The Guardian, author Fay Weldon defends Byatt and her opinions.
The author Fay Weldon praised her courage for speaking out. "She is absolutely right that it is not what the poets hoped for, but this is not poetry,Continued...
The Lexicon has just added a section on the Fantastical Facts page about the list of supposed errors in OotP.
Fiona Shaw, who plays Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating her birthday today!
Thanks to Jessica for the tip!
A transcript from the online chat with Kansas State University professor Phil Nel about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix from USA Today. Nel addresses some questions and shares his theory about OotP and the future of Harry Potter and friends.
Thanks go out to Aimee for the URL!
Jerry Rapier of the Plan-B Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT has taken a new approach to fundraising this year. He will be presenting, And the Banned Played On, a showcase of literary works that have been banned by schools, public libraries and bookstores around the world - Harry Potter included.
Going to try and debunk/ clear up a few things:
For many months, this picture has been floating around the net as a Dementor pic. Our multitude of reasons for believing it's fake have been deleted, because Masha has alerted us that our friends at The One Ring.net have found the actual picture this photo was rippedContinued...
The Weasley's famous flying Ford Anglia is on display now at the National Film Exhibition in St Agnes, Cornwall. The display, hosted at South West Film Studios, will run through September.
Literary critics respond to A.S. Byatt's review of Harry Potter in this Evening Standard article.