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4 hrs ago | Mashable

A Quidditch Documentary Is Flying Into Theaters Soon

The world is finally getting a glimpse at the magical trailer for Mudbloods , a documentary about the UCLA Quidditch team's fight to make it to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup, held in New York City.


Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

9 hrs ago | Korea Herald

[Leo Michel] Impact of Scotland's secession

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.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, J.K. Rowling, Books, US Military, US Navy

13 hrs ago |

5 Things You Missed While You Were In School

Lorde's new project, a new One Direction GIF from the WWA Concert Film - plus, updates about Into the Woods , Harry Potter , and Gotham ! Can Grammy winner Lorde get any cooler than this? The 17-year-old has been tapped to curate the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 .


Related Topix: Books, J.K. Rowling

17 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Does reading Harry Potter make you more TOLERANT?

Does reading Harry Potter make you more TOLERANT? People who identify with the main characters are not as prejudiced against minorities They strongly identified with the character Harry Potter, who stands up for minority groups such as house elves and muggles, in the novels J.K. Rowling has said that while not writing the series as a moral ... (more)


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, University of Vermont

Thu Jul 31, 2014


brand packaging musings blog

When Putnam Books released Tom Clancy's Support and Defend in hardcover last week, it was treading into bold new ground, as it was the first "Tom Clancy" novel since his death in October, 2013.


Related Topix: Tom Clancy, Books, Vocal

Miami New Times

Today is Harry Potter's Birthday! Here's How You Can Celebrate

The Boy Who Lived was born 34 years ago today in the quaint town of Godric's Hollow.


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


Jewish Harry Potter Raises Galleons For Gaza War

Happy birthday to the Boy Who Lived! July 31 marks the day that Harry Potter - and his creator, J.K. Rowling - first entered the world.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Books, Israel, World News, Middle East, Social Software


Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! Daniel Radcliffe Is Wickedly Adorable In This #TBT

J.K. Rowling's famous character shares a July 31 birthday with his creator and to celebrate, Entertainment Tonight dug into our vault for a wickedly adorable Harry Potter edition of Throwback Thursday.


Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, J.K. Rowling, Books, Movies, Entertainment


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 .


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

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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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.


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

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.


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.


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


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.


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

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.


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


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.


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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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.


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


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

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, Books, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Kids


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, Books