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Thursday Birthdays

B.J. Novak is 35 . Ryan on "The Office" . . . and writer extraordinaire. He went from being Michael's INTERN to being Michael's BOSS .

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Related Topix: The Office, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, B.J. Novak, J.K. Rowling, Books, Mark Cuban, Celebrities, Michael Biehn

4 hrs ago | USA Today

Today in History for July 31st

Highlights of this day in history: Ranger 7 beams lunar pictures; France's Marquis de Lafayette makes his name in the American Revolution; Thomas Eagleton withdraws as George McGovern's running mate; Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling born.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Free Dictionary

J.K. Rowling

The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.

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Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, J.K. Rowling, Easy-Listening, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Gloucestershire County, England, Greater Manchester County, England,

Phillymag.com

STUDY: Kids Who Read Harry Potter Books More Tolerant of Minorities

A nifty new study says that you may be casting a spell on your kids by letting them read Harry Potter series-one that vamooses prejudice.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Books, J.K. Rowling

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.

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

Polygon

Here's Warner Bros.' plan to make a lot more Harry Potter

The studio has assembled a creative and business strike squad called the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Universal Studios

ComingSoon.net

Lionsgate Acquires Young Adult Suspense Thriller Down a Dark Hall

Lionsgate has acquired rights to the project "Down a Dark Hall," which Rodrigo Cortes will direct.

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Related Topix: Everything Must Go, Vampire News, The Host, Books, Entertainment, Celebrities, Stephenie Meyer, Movies

Linkmachinego

The Bible vs. Mao - A List of the Bestselling Books Of All Time

The Truth that Leads to Eternal Life, Jehovah's Witnesses/Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York.

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Related Topix: Classical, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Books

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Scotsman.com

To Kill a Mockingbird is voted best ever novel written by a woman

Harper Lee's novel was awarded the title after thousands of readers voted in a social media competition, created by the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, J.K. Rowling, Books

The Jersey Journal

Jenni 'JWoww' Farley named one of the smartest celebs ... on Twitter

Time.com named Jenni "JWoww" Farley one of the 50 smartest celebrities on Twitter.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Jersey Shore, Entertainment, Television, R-N-B, Celebrities, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Usher, New Jersey, J.K. Rowling, Books

Canada.com

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 .

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

GalleyCat

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.

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

Merced Sun-Star

A vote for Scotland's independence could reverberate through NATO

Novelist and longtime Scotland resident J.K. Rowling did not mention national security issues when she recently donated 1 million pounds to the Better Together Campaign, which wants Scottish voters to reject the independence option in the Sept.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Europe, United Kingdom, J.K. Rowling, Books, US Military, US Navy

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.

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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Evanston Review

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday like a wizard with these 7 ideas

In honor of Harry Potter's birthday July 31, we bring you stories about and local guides to J.K. Rowling's magical world.

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Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Naperville, IL

OhNoTheyDidnt

How John Green became the false prophet of the Internet YA revolution

While many authors deserve the credit for the recent renaissance of young adult and middle grade fiction, there's one in particular who was a catalytic force in propelling literature for children into the larger sphere, driving millions of readers to bookstores, and sparking a massive, global movement of fans.

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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.

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

Pocono Record

Independent booksellers capitalize on Amazon dispute

Fans of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling might have had a difficult time ordering her new book on Amazon when it first came out.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Harry Potter, Vocal, Marketing, Harleysville, PA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Romsey Advertiser

Radcliffe's wizard Comic-Com role

Fans posing with a person in a Spider-Man mask at the Comic-Con convention in America may actually have been standing next to Harry Potter.

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

ContactMusic.com

Mel Gibson not an anti-Semite, Terry Hayes insists

Screenwriter Terry Hayes has insisted his long-time pal Mel Gibson is not an anti-Semite, following a number of incidents in which the actor's been accused of making racist comments.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Mel Gibson, J.K. Rowling, Books

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