Theatre Review: ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ starring John Cleese

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Forty-five years, three seasons on the BBC, and four hit movies later (I do include Something Completely Different); Monty Python is the biggest comedy group of all time and have done for comedy what the Beatles did for music. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Maddy – July 20, 2014

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MADDY Age 14 – CT, United States RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? When I was in 4th grade (age 9) I had a huge writing assessment coming up the next day. I asked my dad to read me a bit of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone for some writing inspiration, but I was scared to actually start reading the books myself. After my dad read me a random couple of ... Read More »

Book Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

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I’ve never read anything by Brandon Sanderson before, and I’m generally leery of thick fantasy novels that have the look of “Book One of a Punishingly Long Series.” Three things convinced me to give this book a try. First is the fact that, although it was his first published novel back in 2005, Sanderson hasn’t written any sequels to it… yet. I’m told he plans to, but so far all he has rolled out is ... Read More »

Book Review: The Thief Queen’s Daughter by Elizabeth Haydon

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In The Floating Island, we first met Ven Polypheme, an unusual specimen of the ancient Nain race. Unlike the typical Nain, whose idea of a good time is to dig ore out of a mountain’s roots, Ven’s family lives in a human city and specializes in building ships. Unlike other members of his large, practical family, Ven has the itchy feet of an explorer. And unlike practically anyone else in known history, Ven has survived ... Read More »

10 things you’ve been missing since the release of Deathly Hallows

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Talk about post-Potter depression... Read More »

Five Favorite Characters from the “Forgotten Houses”

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As a Ravenclaw, I know how tough it can be to be a fan in one of the series neglected Hogwarts houses: Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin - it seems Gryffindor gets all the love! It seems there aren't any characters that remind us of how cool our house is, or what a Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff really looks like. Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Quidditch and Friends

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In this installment of Pottermore Moments Revisited, we follow along as Harry flies a broomstick for the first time, finds out that "Wood" is not a punishment, and takes on a mountain troll. Read More »

“Harry Potter” after “Deathly Hallows”

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Harry didn’t stop existing when he defeated Voldemort. To us, he’s a 33 year old wizard who’s still fighting crime. Rowling found a way to keep him alive by writing an epilogue in "Deathly Hallows" and continuing publishing material in Pottermore. There are reasons to love and dislike this way of keeping our hero alive, what do you think about it? Read More »

Harry Potter’s Resume, age 16

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Harry Potter's sixteen years old, in the middle of the Second Wizarding War, and creates his first resume. A fun parody of our dear boy wizard! Read More »

WOULD YOU RATHER…Drink Umbridge’s or Voldemort’s Polyjuice Potion? #MNWYR

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Before you answer consider the options… Read More »