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Happy Birthday NickP!

Posted by: Melissa
April 02, 2008, 05:18 PM

We’ve got a lot of Nicks on staff here but only one of them speaks Supery Crazy Advanced Programmerese, and is responsible for custom-creating our entire system and keeps it running when it hits hiccups. And today’s his birthday! So please join us in wishing our Nick Poulden the happiest of 24th birthdays. JustContinued...

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JK Rowling Contributes to Birthday Book for Prince Charles

Posted by: sue
April 02, 2008, 02:01 PM

The Times is reporting that J.K. Rowling has written a piece that will appear in a new book celebrating the 60th birthday of Prince Charles. In Hugo Rifkind’s column, he says the Harry Potter author has contributed writing that will appear “in The Birthday Book, to be publishedContinued...


Another change in staffing

Posted by: Melissa
April 02, 2008, 04:16 AM

All right, that’s enough – the bogus predictions and news tips were one thing but the drinking on the job just puts her over the edge. We’ve sadly told Sybill she can no longer post news here, but we have escorted her safely back to Hogwarts, where we hear has taken up decoupage and cribbage. We hopeContinued...


Beyond the Inner Eye, I See...

Posted by: Sybill
April 02, 2008, 03:58 AM

Once again my Inner Eye has called me forth from my respite to foretell events... the practices I have studied of Divination have given me insight beyond the physical world. *hiccup* The fiery orb burns bright in my inner eye and I can see into the future!! Always there, always waiting to be foretelled. *hic* GazingContinued...


April Issue of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: Edward
April 02, 2008, 01:51 AM

The 23rd issue of Leaky’s premier essay project, Scribbulus, is now online featuring six essays for your reading pleasure. This issue brings you works that spoof excerpts from books, magazines, or newspapers in the Harry Potter world. At the top of this issue, we have an excerpt from the popular and handyContinued...

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Images from Beyond

Posted by: Sybill
April 01, 2008, 08:06 PM

Today is certainly an active day for the Inner Eye, as I knew it would be. The tea leaves have spoken volumes to me... its disjointed peaks and valleys have revealed to me events yet to take place. Omens abound! The fates have informed me a never-before-seen teaser trailer for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" will beContinued...


The Orb is Clouded

Posted by: Sybill
April 01, 2008, 05:39 PM

My dears, I came to report my latest vision from the Orb regarding a play about a horse, but I find myself perplexed. The Orb has been covered by a pair of jockey shorts. Perhaps I must rest.


Radcliffe to Perform "Equus" in NY Fully Clothed

Posted by: Melissa
April 01, 2008, 04:26 PM

We’ve just had word from Dan Radcliffe’s publicist that there’s been a change of plans for the New York run of “Equus,” slated to begin this September at the Shubert Theater in NYC. The last fifteen minutes of the play usually includes a pivotal scene by Radcliffe, inContinued...


Posted by: Sybill
April 01, 2008, 03:24 PM

My Inner Eye has once again taken me past the mundane reality and into the beyond! The celestial bodies moving serenely in space have once again shown me the future. After prolonged study of complicated star charts, I have seen the forthcoming death of one of our own. Lives will be shattered! Saturn's conjunction with Jupiter's third largestContinued...

Harry and the Potters Break Up

Posted by: Melissa
April 01, 2008, 02:36 PM

Sad news today, Potter fans: We’ve just been told that the popular wizard rock band – in fact, the grandwizards of the genre and the band that many current bands claim as inspiration – Harry and the Potters has broken up.

The two members will both be releasing solo albums, one from Harry Year FourContinued...

I have Seen!

Posted by: Sybill
April 01, 2008, 05:04 AM

The Eye has granted me with my first prediction for these Leaky channels! I have seen it in the shadowy depths of the Orb... I have seen it in the murky waves of time not yet passed... soon our hallowed institute of magic, Hogwarts itself, shall be considered high among its Muggle peers... and the Muggles shall be surprised to see theContinued...

Hogwarts on List of Best Scottish Schools

Posted by: Melissa
April 01, 2008, 04:53 AM

A new report in the Scotsman says that Hogwarts appears on a list of the best schools in Scotland. It ranked 36th online, a place above Loretto, Edinburgh’s £23,000-per-year school. It scored more than three out of five in all categories “from atomsphere to discipline.” The managing directorContinued...


Welcome, Editor Sybill!

Posted by: Melissa
April 01, 2008, 04:05 AM

For the past few months, we’ve been thinking a lot about the future of Leaky. We’re mostly a news site, so we usually just think about the past – what happened, how did it, how they did it and why they did it. Say it with us – B-O-R-I-N-G!

So, we’ve brought on a new editor who can help us withContinued...


PotterCast 145: The Fantastic Four

Posted by: Edward
April 01, 2008, 02:18 AM

The 145th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online featuring a foursome of PotterCast fantastic-ness and the latest installment of “Are You Smarter than John Noe?” In the news this week, we bring you new information on the possibility for a May debut of the “Half-Blood Prince”Continued...

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