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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's

Posted by: Leaky
March 25, 2002, 12:04 AM

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone failed to win any awards at this year's Oscars. It was nominated for three awards: Best Music (Score), Costume Design and Art Direction. However, Daniel Radcliffe did appear in a pre-recorded film talking about his favourite film. He chose 12 Angry Men, which heContinued...

Erin Martin sends us this

Posted by: Melissa
March 24, 2002, 12:11 PM

Erin Martin sends us this report from Durham and HP2:

Just thought I'd drop a note to tell you that I while I was at a conference in Durham, I stopped in at the cathedral. I noticed several lorries outside, and they were dismantling a big marquee that had been set up on the lawn in front of the cathedral (presumablyContinued...

Thanks to reader Gale for

Posted by: Melissa
March 24, 2002, 03:56 AM

Thanks to reader Gale for pointing out to us that there are, in fact, positive articles about Kenneth Branagh's return to the stage in Richard III in Sheffield, sending us this from the Guardian.

Young Harry Potter fans will

Posted by: Leaky
March 23, 2002, 10:33 PM

Young Harry Potter fans will be looking forward to a taste of wizardry when a Hogwarts Theatre School arrives in Rossendale next month. The Anthony Williams Production Theatre School will be at Bacup's Royal Court Theatre between April 2 and 5. The event is designed to give Harry Potter fans a taste of life atContinued...

Harry a passing fad? Meet

Posted by: Mischa
March 23, 2002, 01:32 PM

Harry a passing fad?

Meet Shimale the kosher toy boy. He has sidecurls and fringes, and says phrases from the morning prayers. Shimale is the toy many haredi kids are praying for. And he seems to be the answer to their parents' prayers... Wellcom staffers dismiss comparisons to the Harry Potter phenomenon, which theyContinued...

The trade in pirated DVDs

Posted by: Leaky
March 23, 2002, 12:52 PM

The trade in pirated DVDs has reached Victorian [Australia] schoolyards, with latest-release films being sold for as little as $5.

"Wind over Wings,” a wildlife rehabilitation center in Clinton [Connecticut], will present an owl program on Sunday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., before the matinee showing of Harry PotterContinued...

With a less than glittering

Posted by: Mischa
March 22, 2002, 05:00 PM

With a less than glittering career as a Hollywood leading man behind him, Kenneth Branagh has returned to the English stage.

The Moskva bookstore's foreign-language section has also evolved from sporting a few dictionaries and Agatha Christie novels to a rather busy department offering the latest bestsellers. YouContinued...

Springfield [Missouri] school board members

Posted by: Leaky
March 22, 2002, 10:58 AM

Springfield [Missouri] school board members said if it’s up to them, Harry Potter can stay in school libraries . “It’s ridiculous,” said board member Conni Ess. “There may be a lot of books people don’t agree with in the libraries. But rather than complain, tell them not toContinued...

Hi all - just a

Posted by: Melissa
March 21, 2002, 10:52 PM

Hi all - just a quick note to look at the person who posted below, and note that we have a new editor on the team. We're all excited to have him, and we hope you will be too!

There's nothing Martin Kehoe likes

Posted by: Mischa
March 21, 2002, 06:15 PM

There's nothing Martin Kehoe likes doing more than kicking a ball around, except perhaps pretending to be James Bond or Harry Potter. But while Martin's life could be said to be that of an ordinary 15 year old, with the same dreams and aspirations as the rest, the past few years have set the brave boyContinued...

Warner Bros.' Harry Potter and

Posted by: Leaky
March 21, 2002, 12:10 PM

Warner Bros.' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and ABC's Alias took top honors Wednesday for film and television publicity campaigns, respectively, at the 39th annual Publicists Guild Awards.

Hogwarts School of Wizardry has been recreated in the North-East as filming gets under way on the second HarryContinued...

And the story just keeps

Posted by: Leaky
March 20, 2002, 02:00 PM

And the story just keeps changing! In what's been titled "Update 3" of the "Bloomsbury 2001 Net Rises on Harry Potter Book Sales" article from the Bloomberg.co.uk website, the statement from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein about not releasing Book 5 until next year has been removed. Instead, thisContinued...

CBBC Newsround is looking for

Posted by: Leaky
March 20, 2002, 11:54 AM

CBBC Newsround is looking for a Harry Potter super-fan.

Harry Potter could find himself disappearing from the library shelves at Springfield [Missouri] Public Schools. That's because someone has filed a complaint with the district asking that the books be removed because of content involving witchcraft.

News from the Bloomsbury analyst

Posted by: Rames_El_Desouki
March 20, 2002, 08:41 AM

News from the Bloomsbury analyst meeting at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (investment bank) today on Harry Potter Five

Well, sad to say, but it does not look very promising for even a 2002 release of "The Order of the Phoenix." Today was the presentation of Bloomsbury Publishing's 2001 annual report,Continued...

From Forbes.com: Harry Potter publisher

Posted by: Leaky
March 20, 2002, 04:54 AM

From Forbes.com:

Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury Publishing Plc said on Wednesday its prospects for 2002 were excellent, as it prepares to publish Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in the best-selling series. "The next huge surge in Harry Potter sales will drive the group'sContinued...

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