Over the course of its more than 100-year history, the Bruce Museum has acquired a noteworthy collection of Native American pottery, including pieces created by the legendary potter Maria Martinez and her family. A special exhibition showcasing the Bruce Museum?s collection, along with vessels from other museums, will open on November 22. Show More Summary
Starting today, November 21, Universal Orlando Resort began serving hot Butterbeer to guests at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. They were generous enough to offer some of the first Leaky Cauldron and Three Broomsticks visitors complimentary cups of the new beverage. Show More Summary
It’s not often that Muggles get bragging rights over wizards, but today is one of those rare days. Universal Orlando has just announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now serving hot butterbeer, in addition to their regular offerings of cold and frozen butterbeer. Show More Summary
Thanks a lot, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and 2. Ever since Warner Bros. cracked the code on splitting J.K. Rowling’s final Potter novel into a pair of films, we’ve been saddled with increasingly expansive adaptations—The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 and 2 were based on a single book. Show More Summary
With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 out this week and sequels like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 and 2 dominant at the box office in recent years, we thought we’d imagine what it would look like if the final chapter of the original Star Wars trilogy were made in 2014. Show More Summary
By Derek Potter: We?ve all been there in some way or another. Maybe it?s trying to win a prize for your friend or your kids or showing off. Other times the mood just catches someone right and they want to test their mettle, or they were incited by a skillful carnival barker. Show More Summary
Originally published December 21, 2001, in Comics Buyer’s Guide #1466 Various thoughts… Is anyone paying attention to the Legends of Tarzan animated series currently running in syndication? To the best of my knowledge, there has never been any dramatized version of Tarzan that has ever incorporated as much of the original Edgar Rice Burroughs material […]
After two widely-acclaimed installments, the tenor has changed in the first reviews for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. The long-beginning of Katniss Everdeen's final fight, like Harry Potter and Twilight, has been broken into two parts — and not everyone is happy with the decision. Show More Summary
"Texts from Jane Eyre" is an LOL reimagining of your favorite characters: No one is safe, not Achilles, Scarlett O’Hara or Harry Potter.
Frankly, I'm shocked it took this long, but finally someone is offering a study abroad course in Potterology. That someone is California State - San Marcos, who's offering a three-credit course in England for those with a penchant for learning and an affinity for magic (and $5,000). Read more...
Sounds like: Wilco, Arcade Fire, Grace Potter Song: Mavis Staples - Can You Get To That? What's so good? Last night Chicago’s legendary Auditorium Theatre played host to one of the finest events in its nearly 125-year history by celebrating...Show More Summary
Did your Hogwarts Acceptance Letter get lost in the post? Did you drop out of school to pursue your Quidditch dreams, only to have your career cut short by a difficult bout of dragon pox? There's still hope!
The release of Mockingjay—Part 1 this weekend signals the beginning of the end for The Hunger Games quadrilogy, based on Suzanne Collins’s books—though the
French and Italian archaeologists digging out a pottery workshop in Pompeii have brought to light 10 raw clay vases, revealing a frozen-in-time picture of the exact moment panicked potters realized they were facing an impending catastrophe. Show More Summary
(Image: Júlio Ferreira) Why worry? Philistines are gonna Philistine. So, as Taylor Swift advises, shake it off. The great humor writer Molly Ortberg has previously brought us an Ayn Rand version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stoneand stereotypical comments in recipe blogs. Show More Summary
Cutting movies in half is very hip these days. Twilight, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and now…John Woo? Yes, the director of Hard Boiled, The Killer and Face/Off made a two-parter in 2008 with Red Cliff, and he’s doing it again this year with The Crossing. Show More Summary
Are you tired of the same old boring college classes that try to teach you useless shit like "History" and "Underwater Basket Weaving?" Don't you wish you could just jump into a good book and live in a fantasy world of magic and improbable plot lines forever? Then, boy, does California State San Marcus have all the answers to your prayers! Read more...
1. Professional cuddling shop. 2. Barack Obama restaurant review. 3. “Computer programmers with agents: Bradley was interested.” 4. China’s first “blank stare” contest held in Chengdu. 5. Michael Potter’s lengthy review of Piketty (I have not yet read it).
One of the most common fantasy powers to have – arguably right up there with flying and super strength – is the power of invisibility. Long before Harry Potter got his invisibility cloak or Susan Storm was given the ability to make herself invisible, H.G. Show More Summary
"One sign of a great work of literature or art is that it can be interpreted multiple ways, that it remains ambiguous, refusing to provide clear-cut answers." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary