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45 min ago | Deadline

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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45 min ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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Mon Apr 21, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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Wed Apr 16, 2014

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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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.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

People

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.

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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.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

India.com

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.

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Chronicle Live

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.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Independent

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.

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