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Mayapple: Native plant sometimes mistaken for ancient mandrake
The mayapple plant is sometimes referred to as "American mandrake". While it is true that mayapples appear similar to mandrake plants found in the Mediterranean region and mentioned in the Book of Genesis in the Bible, Shakespeare's plays, and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets , the two plants are entirely different species and ... (more)
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Finding success in failure
In a world where we covet success, where winning is our goal and the pursuit of excellence seems paramount, can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach these dizzying heights, asks Bess Manson.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
The Star Online
Harry Potter fans open 'Hogwarts' school online, enrolling students now
'Hogwarts is Here' is a new website created by Harry Potter fans that offers online courses to aspiring wizards and witches.
The Orlando Sentinel
Universal Studios Japan: Wizarding World of Harry Potter to open July 15
Caroline Kennedy from left, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Universal Studios Japan president Glenn and actress Evanna Lynch wave wands during the grand-opening for the Osaka park's Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Calling All 'Harry Potter' Fans: Now You Can Enroll in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
The Harry Potter franchise continues to expand, including news of a prequel spin-off trilogy that J.K. Rowling is adapting for the big screen as we speak.
The Washington Post
Inside a oeHogwarts Is Here,a the Harry Potter MOOC that lets you study wizardry
Hogwarts was, until very recently, the 100-percent fictional boarding school in J.K. Rowling's popular "Harry Potter" books.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
International Business Times
A Look Back at the Seven Most Controversial Films with Biblical Reference
Eye-catching cinematography, interesting characters and exciting plot but with questionable content; here are just the few elements that mostly define the movies that draw attention from a large crowd.
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You Can Finally Get Your Hogwarts Letter
PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.
National Public Radio
Book News: J.K. Rowling Gives Glimpse Of Ginny Weasley As An Adult
Ginny grows up to write for The Daily Prophet , according to dispatches written by J.K. Rowling.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Online Hogwarts Courses Now Available for Tech-Savvy Muggles
If you, like so many others, have vainly waited years for your acceptance letter from Hogwarts , the school of witchcraft and wizardry central to the Harry Potter franchise, then you're in luck.
Silicon Alley Insider
How James Patterson Sells More Books Than J.K. Rowling Or Stephen King
According to Nielsen BookScan , James Patterson has sold more books in the past decade than any other writer - more than Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling or horror master Stephen King.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Emma Watson Birthday: Discover some of the most surprising facts about British actress
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson , born on the 15th of April, 1990 celebrates her 24th birthday today.
Harry Potter flies in to North Tyneside for magical shows
Harry Potter, Hagrid and Professor McGonagall were at libraries and council centres across North Tyneside to meet young fans and pose for a few magical snaps Harry Potter, Hagrid and Professor McGonagall were at libraries and council centres across North Tyneside to meet young fans and pose for a few magical snaps.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Top 10 Worst Book-to-Film Adaptations
Script written by Tiffany Ezuma. Hearing that your favorite book is being turned into a movie can either be the best news in the world, or the worst.
Sue Townsend dead: Her hero has aged, her books haven't - the...
His was a life of torment, albeit more imagined than real, that of a suburban warrior - the Harry Potter for the Dream Topping generation - fighting for love, fame and spot-free skin on the mean streets of Leicester.
The Orlando Sentinel
Universal Studios: Knight Bus parked inside Potter construction wall
The Knight Bus has found its way into the under-construction Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley at Universal Studios theme park.
Lynn Spruill: Bricklee and the Horse Park
Sounds like a cool little novel title like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone or maybe Nancy Drew and the Crooked Banister.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Goldcrest Sues Summit for 'Twilight' Money, Claims Distributor Underreported Revenue
The British company bought an interest in the first film in the blockbuster four-picture franchise -- but says its profits weren't properly calculated and it hasn't been allowed to see the books.
Ubisoft Grabs Ghost Recon Dev to Assist with Tom Clancy's The Division Development
Ubisoft will be increasing its work fold even more for the online persistent shooter Tom Clancy's The Division.
JK Rowling to guest edit Woman's Hour in Radio 4 takeover
JK Rowling is to swap her writing desk for the radio studio and helm Radio 4's weekday staple Woman's Hour.