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A Potter Reading For Fans In Melrose, MASS.

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 09:39 PM

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...

Harry Potter, Meet Garbage Pail

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 03:06 PM

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???

Author Lynn Schofield Looks at Teens, Potter and Media Culture

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 12:45 PM

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.
They (stories likeContinued...

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The Byatt Files

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 11:57 AM

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...

Hogwart Classes Being Taught In Wisconsin

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 08:36 AM

The Manitowoc Herald Times reports that summer classes at The Urban Academy of Arcane Knowledge include Potions, Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.

Books

Harry Potter Gains Popularity With College Crowd

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 08:28 AM

An article in the Indiana Statesman discusses Harry Potter...man about campus.

Books

A.S. Byatt: The Controversy Continues

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 08:17 AM

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...

Lexicon Updates

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2003, 04:17 PM

The Lexicon has just added a section on the Fantastical Facts page about the list of supposed errors in OotP.

Movies

Happy Birthday to Fiona Shaw

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2003, 04:10 PM

Fiona Shaw, who plays Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating her birthday today!
Thanks to Jessica for the tip!

Books

Harry Potter Chat with Phil Nel

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2003, 02:48 PM

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!

Books

Harry Potter and Others Subject of "Banned"

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2003, 01:46 PM

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.
“WhenContinued...

Movies

Dementors and PoA posters

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2003, 10:48 AM

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...

Movies

Weasley's Flying Car On Display

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2003, 08:33 AM

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.

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Harri Potter maen yr Athronydd.

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2003, 08:24 AM

The Welsh version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is now available to purchase on Amazon.com and at Amazon.co.uk.
Thanks, Elaine!

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A.S. Byatt Under Literary Fire

Posted by: Melissa
July 10, 2003, 08:07 AM

Literary critics respond to A.S. Byatt's review of Harry Potter in this Evening Standard article.
Thanks, Derek!

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