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22 min ago | Zillow Blog

Street Name Wizardry: Harry Potter Neighborhood Full of Muggles

When the muggles who live in this neighborhood on the west side of Missoula, MT talk about their subdivision, they don't call it by its given name, Windsor Park.


Related Topix: Watches, Missoula, MT, J.K. Rowling, Authors

4 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

What are the 100 books that your child should not miss?

'Make Way for Ducklings' and 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' were two of the titles that made Amazon's list of '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, Children's Books Edition.'


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, The Tale of Despereaux, Lemony Snicket, Vocal

5 hrs ago | Film School Rejects

Why You Should Be Excited About That Adaptation of 'The Goldfinch'

At 784 pages, Donna Tartt 's "The Goldfinch " is a hefty chunk of book, the kind that's hard to tote around and read during off times, impossible to lazily prop up on the beach and difficult to casually read on the bus or the train or the whatever.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, New Times, Publishing, Media

10 hrs ago |

Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch is just as fanciful in real life

A meek girl living in the sleepy town of Termonfeckin, Ireland, she'd devoured J.K. Rowling's books, longing to play the quirky teenage-wizard Luna Lovegood.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Kids

14 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Two more free films left in Holocaust series at Spring Hill College

MOBILE, Alabama - If you haven't seen the free films based on the Holocaust in France, now showing at Spring Hill College, you've got two more chances before the series ends.


Related Topix: Spring Hill College, Sarah's Key, France, World News,

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Exclusive: Upstart trading venue IEX may prompt U.S. market rule change

U.S regulators may relax rules that require the fastest possible execution of securities trades, potentially helping upstart trading venue IEX Group's plans to become a full-fledged stock exchange.


Related Topix: Flash Boys, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law


Emily Ratajkowski v Rosamund Pike: The Battle of the Gone Girl beautiesa

With the acting industry so full of such hugely talented stars these days, it seems harder than ever before to make a name for yourself in Hollywood , having to compete against such hard-working and dedicated stars.


Related Topix: Gone Girl

The Harbor Times Soup

Left Bank brings Strout to town

Continuing its 10th anniversary summer series, Left Bank Books will welcome Elizabeth Strout for a talk and signing Saturday, Aug. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the First Church of Belfast, diagonally across Church Street from Left Bank Books.


Related Topix: The Burgess Boys, Belfast, ME, Portland, ME, Bates College, York, ME, Lewiston, ME

Bellingham Herald

Sen. Warren is tribune of left and its fondest White House wish

Amanda Knief asked the question with a laugh, but liberal fervor for Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs deep, as evidenced by the fans who'd gathered some 90 minutes before the Massachusetts Democrat took the stage in Detroit recently at the nation's largest gathering of liberal activists.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, A Fighting Chance, Representative Gary Peters, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Scott Brown, Republican

Salt Lake Tribune

Ann Cannon: Books that change your life

Not just love, but LOVE? A book you love so much you want to marry it? Not just marry it, but renew your vows with it regularly so you can put the photos from the commitment ceremony all over Facebook? Here's what I want to do - put on a white shirt, a polyester tie and a pair of Swedish-knit slacks from Mr. Mac, then slap a nametag on my chest so ... (more)


Related Topix: All the Light We Cannot See


Amazon Picks 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime

Looking for books to read to your kids? Amazon editors have put together a children's book edition of its series of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime lists.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Authors

Business Journal

What Northshire Bookstore owner says about Hillary Clinton book signing

Hillary Clinton greets the crowd holding her new book "Hard Choices" at the University of Washington bookstore in Seattle.


Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hard Choices, University of Washington, University Village (Seattle, WA), Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

WTOP-FM Washington

Making the case for young adult literature

Some of my favorite books are intended for younger audiences: the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling; "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton; His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman; and pretty much anything written by Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Crime Movies, Easy-Listening, The Outsiders, J.K. Rowling, Drama Movies, Authors, Pop/Rock, Philip Pullman

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Villainy must now be part of American television, film and society

Elements of villainy in television programs and films have taken over the American psyche.


Related Topix: Charlie Rose, Entertainment, Television, I Wear the Black Hat

Warner Bros & RatPac Secure Film Rights to Donna Tartt's Best-Selling Novel the Goldfinch

According to Deadline , RatPac Entertainment and Warner Bros. have finally closed a deal to bring Donna Tartt's best-selling novel THE GOLDFINCH to the big screen.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch

Sydney Morning Herald

What happened to the fair go?

Record numbers of Australians are sleeping rough as concerns about global inequality rise.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Capital in the Twenty-First Century


From Opraha s Swiss Trip to the Cutest Celebrity Pets: See the Weekenda s Best Instagrams

Meanwhile, Oprah visited the Switzerland home of one of her favorite authors, Paulo Coelho , and Gisele Bundchen displayed her skills at modeling with shadows.


Related Topix: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, Vocal

New York Post

Katsuyama's HFT war makes him a Washington outsider

Katsuyama, CEO of stock trading upstart IEX and the hero of Michael Lewis' bestselling "Flash Boys," ruffled feathers this year by proclaiming that the markets are rigged and luring business away from bank "dark pools."


Related Topix: Flash Boys, Computers, US Politics, Scott Garrett, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Stressed for success

Brigid Schulte arrives for her appointment with sociologist and time-use expert John Robinson with her "check engine" light on, a state sticker on her car expired, her cellphone missing under the seat - and she's late.


Related Topix: Overwhelmed, Parenting, Entertainment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

International Business Times

Daniel Radcliffe Dons Spiderman Costume, Tired of Being Seen as Harry Potter

It's harder to be Harry Potter than Spider-Man. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the titular wizard on the onscreen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's fantasy book series, Harry Potter, attended the Comic-Con disguised as Spiderman.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe, J.K. Rowling, Authors