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Actor Says Educators who Praise Children for Reading Harry Potter are "Idiots"

Posted by: sue
September 25, 2007, 01:23 PM

In a recent interview, a character actor from Scotland who portrays the popular Inspector Rebus has launched an odd attack of sorts on those in the education field who favor children reading the Harry Potter novels. The Scotsman reports that actor Ken Stott (who alsoContinued...

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Stephen King on the Importance of J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
August 10, 2007, 01:15 PM

In a new and lengthy piece, author Stephen King has written a column for Entertainment Weekly, reflecting on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and in particular what J.K. Rowling has brought to children and reading. This article, which does contain spoilers for the final Harry Potter novel, firstContinued...

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Official List of "Order of the Phoenix" LA Premiere Attendees

Posted by: Edward
July 07, 2007, 01:05 AM

The US premiere for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is set to take place this upcoming Sunday, July 8 in Los Angeles, California at famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Warner Bros. has sent over the official list of guests scheduled to attend the event. Here is a list of confirmedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Author Stephen King Says 'Goodbye' to Harry Potter

Posted by: Edward
July 06, 2007, 04:00 PM

Saying goodbye to the Harry Potter novels is difficult for everyone, author Stephen King, one of the most widely read, popular and prolific writers of our time, is no exception. In a column he wrote for Entertainment Weekly detailing his thoughts on the looming end of the Harry Potter novels, Mr.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Keith Olbermann Speculates on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2007, 02:05 AM

Many readers have owled us to let us know MSNBC anchor and Harry Potter fan Keith Olbermann, of the Countdown television program, devoted a segment of his program last week to give viewers his thoughts on the soon to be published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Always withContinued...

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Bill Nighy Talks a Possible Harry Potter Role

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 05:03 PM

Actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually) has been promoting his new film "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," where he gave a new interview to the Washington Post and he spoke about wanting a possible role in a future Harry Potter film. The actor talked about his friend "Order ofContinued...

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Scholastic CEO on Life after "Deathly Hallows" and More

Posted by: sue
April 21, 2007, 09:15 AM

The New York Times newspaper has a new interview with Scholastic Chief Excutive Officer Richard Robinson, who answers quite a few questions on working with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, discussing the impact her books have made on the US publishers of the Harry Potter series, as well asContinued...

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Bloomsbury Updates with "Deathly Hallows" Poster and More on 21 Great Reads

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2007, 12:13 PM

U.K. publishers Bloomsbury have updated their Harry Potter section with a poster that we told you about previously, but is now sporting the new children's cover art for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you would like to download and print out this poster at home,Continued...

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"Equus" Director Talks Dan Radcliffe and Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2007, 07:46 AM

The Independent newspaper has a new interview with, Thea Sharrock, the director of the play "Equus," which stars Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon). The paper notes that that there has been "£1m in advance ticket sales" in anticipationContinued...

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I Shall Not Tell Lies about Reading Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2007, 09:49 AM

Apparently residents in the UK haven't been listening to Professor Umbridge when it comes to lying, as a new survey reveals up to a third of British adults have fibbed about reading some well known novels including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. According to a new survey conductedContinued...

Filmmaker Interviews

Cuaron and Del Toro Talk the Death of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2006, 09:41 AM

Film director Guillermo Del Toro and Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron have given a new interview to Slash Film where they discuss the outcome of the Harry Potter novels, and the fate of Harry in Book Seven. Mr. Del Toro (who originally turned down the opportunity to direct the thirdContinued...

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Author Terry Pratchett Comments on J.K.Rowling and Fantasy Elements

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2006, 09:17 AM

In a new interview with The Sunday Times, Discworld series author Terry Pratchett remarks on the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling and the subject of the similarity of elements found in both series. Mr. Pratchett is asked if JKR copied off his books, and while Mr. PratchettContinued...

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Paolini Talks Potter End

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2006, 12:28 PM

Eragon author Christopher Paolini has made some new remarks about the Harry Potter series in a new interview with USA Weekend. In an article highlighting that the first of the film adaptations of his popular books is due to open next week, the young author also comments about the outcome of the Harry Potter books, andContinued...

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Lemony Snicket Author Talks Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2006, 07:49 AM

As the last and 13th installment of the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events books is due to be published on friday October 13, there are new interviews now online with the Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler. In a recent interview, the comparison was made again to the Harry Potter books, and Mr. HandlerContinued...

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Sophie Dahl Talks Potter and JKR

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2006, 08:28 PM

In celebration of the Queen's 80th birthday, there will be a large children's party in London tomorrow, highlighting many of the famous figures in children's literature. Along with such authors as Philip Pullman, Eric Hill, and Raymond Briggs, J.K. Rowling will be among those reading from their novels.Continued...