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HP "Get Fuzzy" Comic

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2005, 09:11 AM

Today's "Get Fuzzy" comic has a bit of an HP chuckle for you. Thanks to everyone who wrote!

Marilyn Manson Takes Swipe at Potter

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2005, 06:46 PM

Marilyn Manson took a shot at Harry Potter when he accepted a "Kerrang!" award, the Sun reports.

He said: "I get blamed for being bad but this kid is practicing witchcraft from a very early age which is totally unacceptable."
Thanks MN!
Note: Mature content (ads) at the link

Cartoon

"FoxTrot" Cartoon Features HP

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2005, 07:45 AM

Bill Amend's "FoxTrot" will give HP fans a chuckle this morning! Thanks to all who sent this in!

Joss Whedon, Veronica Mars and...HP

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2005, 09:48 AM

Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Serenity mastermind Joss Whedon - who has been a very vocal supporter of HP in the past - waxes poetic about his love for the TV show Veronica Mars in a recent blog post, and in doing so (eventually) ascribes his long list of superlatives about it to Harry Potter:

"Best. Show. Ever.Continued...

Harry Potter in the post-9/11 and 7/7 World

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2005, 05:18 PM

Slate Magazine this week features an article exploring how the series resonates in the post-9/11 and post-7/7 world. The article contains some spoilers for the plot of HBP, and the reporter notes:

In 1998, when the first Harry Potter book came out, Voldemort was a fantastical villain, a symbol of evilContinued...

Books

Harry Potter by Charles Dickens

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 09:28 AM

The Star-Telegram has a very cute story today by writer Jeff Guinn who supposes what it would be like if the Harry Potter stories were written by an author other than J.K. Rowling. For fun, he took a chapter from the Harry Potter series and speculated how that same chapter would read if it written by legendaryContinued...

J.K. Rowling

'Potter' Parody Poses Trouble for US Army

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2005, 08:31 AM

An issue of a training manual published by the U.S. Army containing a cartoon parody is turning out to be no laughing matter for J.K.Rowling and her attorneys. The Times of London reports that in a recent issue of "Preventative Maintenance Monthly", the training manual featured a cartoon strip withContinued...

Fuzzy Harry

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2005, 12:20 PM

Harry's in today's Get Fuzzy comic. Thanks everyone who emailed!

J.K. Rowling

"Lie Detector": JKR's Cousin to Make TV Show Appearance

Posted by: sue
February 01, 2005, 09:21 PM

Several media outlets today, including the L.A. Times, had this story about a new television program called "Lie Detector", which will feature a cousin of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Based on information confirmed to them by NBC/PAX-TV the newpapaper says, "the show willContinued...

Fans Pay Homage at Graveside of Soldier

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2005, 05:53 PM

Here's a bit of an unusual piece of news today. A grave of a young British soldier killed in Hebron, Israel at the age of 19 has gained quite a bit of notoriety. It's become so popular with tourists and vistors, that the local council recently added the gravesite of the young soldier to their localContinued...

Restaurant Story Debunked

Posted by: Melissa
January 18, 2005, 09:00 AM

(This was pulled from our original post to demarcate it as separate news.)
A representative from Jo Rowling's agency has informed TLC that plans to make an HP restaurant are false, and that there has been no contact between the restaurateur and Jo Rowling, contradicting an article that appeared yesterday. No permissionsContinued...

HP References

Dinner for Two at a Harry Potter Restaurant ?

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2005, 02:19 PM

Would you like to go out to dinner at a Harry Potter themed restaurant? Well, according to the Business Journal, you might be able to make those reservations in the future. This article says that a new Harry Potter themed restaurant is in the works and will open in the future. Steve Schussler, who hadContinued...

GoFFilm

Entertainment Weekly Preview on Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
January 14, 2005, 06:21 AM

Entertainment Weekly has their new 2005 preview issue out. In the magazine there is a short preview of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film, due to be released on November 18th. Says the magazine:

"He's faced giant snakes, ghastly Dementors, and the minions of the villainousContinued...

Media

Followup: Marko-Grinch Responds

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2005, 08:08 AM

A few weeks ago, we posted a story about a columnist for the Tribune Review named Jack Markowitz, who wrote a rather unflattering column about the popularity of the Harry Potter books, calling them "the most over-praised, over-publicized and marketed books ever printed." Many of our readers wrote in toContinued...

News

Half-Blood Prince Plot Speculation Continues

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2005, 07:23 AM

With the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book due to be released this year, the speculation grows on what the plot will be, and which character may die. The Star-Telegram newspaper has an article that says possible clues to Harry's future may be found in Lord of the Rings or fromContinued...