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Comic Relief Breaks Record

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 03:23 PM

Newsround reports that Red Nose Day has shattered previous donation records compliments of Harry Potter and others.

Books

Pirates of the Potter

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 10:23 AM

The The New York Times reports on illegal downloading of HP5.

Books

The Response to the Response to the A.S. Byatt Response

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 10:12 AM

Yes, we know the A.S. Byatt debate is overdrawn, but it's still fascinating to watch unfold: Salon.com has published two pages of letters in response to Charles Taylor's Byatt rebuttal.

Movies

Biggerstaff Bikes For Charity

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 10:08 AM

Even though he isn't making an appearance in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film, Sean Biggerstaff has kept busy biking for charity. Biggerstaff, who portrayed Oliver Wood in the first two Harry Potter films, managed 110 miles without a broom.

The Spectator's Review Of HP5

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 09:53 AM

Philip Hensher with The Spectator reviews Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, which he calls a crowd-pleaser...but not a classic.

Movies

Harry Potter and The Tween Movie

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 09:43 AM

An article at Guardian Unlimited looks at the role "tweenagers" have been given in the movie industry...Harry Potter crew included.
The Harry Potter films, have proved you can create a big-budget franchise aimed at a core audience that has only pocket money to spend.

Dobby and Twins Will Attend Collectormania4

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 09:36 AM

Toby Jones and James and Oliver Phelps will attend Collectormania4 this October. Toby Jones was the voice of Dobby in the film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and James and Oliver Phelps portray Fred and George Weasley in the films.

The Piracy of Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2003, 09:23 AM

The Ledger has an article discussing the legalities of downloading books, including Harry Potter.

Movies

An Interview With Aragog

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2003, 01:20 PM

An interview spoof with Kiki the spider who "played" Aragog in CoS.
(Editor's Commentary: Love the "picture" of Kiki working!)

Thanks, Lindsay!

A Rebuttal To the Halo Effect Essay

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2003, 01:08 PM

In an essay for How Books Sell, Teresa Nielsen Hayden shares her opinion on Harry Potter and the Halo Effect.
Thanks, Jean!

Harry Potter vs The Fat Orange Cat?

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2003, 12:57 PM

Yahoo! Movies discusses the June 4th release date for Harry Potter and if a certain comic strip cat will have to compete against him for box office glory.
Thanks, Jonathan!

A New Harry Potter Review

Posted by: Melissa
July 12, 2003, 07:44 PM

John Leonard of The New York Times reviews Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix.

Harry Part Of Australia's Top 100

Posted by: Melissa
July 12, 2003, 03:49 PM

Harry Potter is one of Australia's 100 favourite books reports the Daily Telegraph.

OotP Featured In Get Fuzzy

Posted by: Melissa
July 12, 2003, 03:38 PM

Today's Get Fuzzy comic features Rob reading OotP (in past strips Rob has read HP AND worn a Gryffindor shirt.)
Thanks to Charlotte and Cindy!

The Sims Creates a World of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2003, 11:14 PM

Electronic Arts recently announced a new expansion pack for The Sims tentatively titled "Makin' Magic" with all sorts of impressive features. Sounds a lot like "your world - my world, your parent's world" - Harry's world.


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