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5 hrs ago | Time

Book-to-Miniseries Adaptations Are Having a Moment

J. K. Rowling's 2012 novel The Casual Vacancy is coming to HBO, and Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is likely headed to TV as well HBO is teaming up with J. K. Rowling for the previously announced adaptation of her first non- Harry Potter book, The Casual Vacancy .

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Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

9 hrs ago | Scotsman.com

Rowling's Casual Vacancy set for BBC mini-series

JK Rowling's first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, is to be screened by the BBC in a three-hour mini-series.

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12 hrs ago | Washington Times

a Harry Pottera religion class seeks to enlighten students on a God, sin, and theodicya

A private liberal arts college in Kentucky has started offering a religion course based on the "Theology of Harry Potter," which seeks to help students "develop an understanding of theological concepts such as God, sin, and theodicy."

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Related Topix: Harry Potter, Books, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Centre College, Education, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling

Wed Apr 23, 2014

GalleyCat

Amazon Chooses '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Mystery & Thriller'

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn ; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown ; L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet are among Amazon's list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime - the Mystery & Thriller Edition.

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Related Topix: Gone Girl, Books, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Vocal

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HBO To Co-Produce BBC Miniseries Based On J.K. Rowling Book 'The Casual Vacancy'

HBO has come on board as co-producer of BBC's miniseries adaptation of novel The Casual Vacancy , from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling .

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BroadwayWorld.com

J.K. Rowling's the Casual Vacancy Heading to TV Mini-Series

The Hollywood Reporter reports that J.K. Rowling's novel THE CASUAL VACANCY will be adapted into a three-hour miniseries.

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Flintshire Standard

Penyffordd student to play Quidditch for Britain

Sam Davies will brandish a broomstick during a world-wide Quidditch competition a sport inspired by J.K Rowling's wizard invention.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

Mead, the ancient alcoholic beverage spun from honey, is shedding its medieval reputation and claiming a coveted spot in Northern California's artisanal drinks culture.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, San Francisco, CA, UC Davis, J.K. Rowling, Books, Apiculture, Science

ABC News

Meet the Lyft Driver Who Makes Customers Cry Tears of Joy When She Pulls Up

Amanda Schrader delights Lyft riders with her "Harry Potter" car, which include a Honeydukes candy shop, wizard wands and more magic.

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

GalleyCat

J.K. Rowling Adds New Content to Pottermore Site

Pottermore.com, the digital platform dedicated to Harry Potter, has a new series of 'live' reports from the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.

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Related Topix: Pottermore, SCEA, Video Games, Books, J.K. Rowling

NorthJersey.com

Theater review: 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'

Schedule: 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Ireland, Europe, World News

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Brooklyn Paper

A very novel novel: Dumbo-published thriller penned by anonymous author collective

"Altai," published by Dumbo's Verso Books, is written not by a single author but by an anonymous collective using a method they compare to jazz improvisation.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Examiner.com

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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Related Topix: Easy-Listening, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Books, Life, Fruits, Food

Southland Times

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.

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

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.

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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.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Movies.com

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Harry Potter, Vocal, J.K. Rowling, Books, George Washington University, Business News

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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Related Topix: Drama Movies, The Last Temptation of Christ, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Books, Vocal, Angels & Demons, Priest

On Social Marketing and Social Change

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.

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