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June 26, 1997, exactly 20 years ago from today is the day that the wizard world and muggle world finally intermingled.  Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (Sorcerer’s in the […]

The lights have gone out, and something is moving through the darkness. At first, it looks as if the darkness itself is shifting, but you soon realize that what moves is darker than dark, and blacker than the night, its […]

A shy bear wearing a blue coat with wooden toggles, yellow galoshes and deep red bush hat waited at Paddington Train Station in London from Dark Peru. Paddington Bear sits on his suitcase with a note pinned to his coat […]

Harry Potter ends this Friday for tens of millions of fans around the world. Warner Bros. has put together a retrospective on all 8 films that plays like a single, long, epic trailer for the entire franchise. It’s thrilling, exciting, […]

  Butterscotch Brew. Treacle Fudge. Mmmmmmmmmmm… Harry Potter aficionados recognize those names as they’ve undoubtedly dreamed about JK Rowling’s imaginary confectionary creations. Who hasn’t wanted to pop a Peppermint Humbug into their mouth? Well, here’s your chance. “The Unofficial Harry […]

by Amy and Nancy Harrington, Pop Culture Passionistas A rock star unites with puppets, an author urges fans to light a candle and a TV mainstay turns to the world wide web. Here are this week’s most inspirational pop culture […]

Let me count the ways I am eagerly anticipating this film. Actually, whatever well-observed reasons I may have for seeing it, they all quickly devolve into a single, all-encompassing thought: MUST SEE NOW! Is there any doubt this will be […]

Okay, no she doesn’t–not really. But while Cheryl Klein–Senior Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books at Scholastic–may not be a clairvoyant or have the power to see into the future, she does have other powers that might be relevant to […]

Of all the reviews out there, I found myself agreeing the most with a guy named Matt Bronson of creativeloafing.com, who wrote that “Sherlock Holmes” was “not a great film by any stretch of the imagination” but granted that “director […]