Articles tagged erin morgenstern, magic, j.k. rowling, harry potter, stephen king, ray bradbury, circus, rivalry, duel

“What happened?” Britney Spears mutters during what is easily the most disturbing song of her career, “Blur.” It arrives in the middle of her sixth

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17 Nov 2008 // 1:26 AM

We Are Wizards

Josh Koury's documentary about hardcore Harry Potter fans, meandering and amiable, reveals that resistance to consumer culture is pretty much futile.

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24 Sep 2008 // 3:57 AM

Scorn, admiration, disdain, esteem, condescension, respect. These words all describe my attitude, at various times over the last quarter century, to Stephen King, who celebrated

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17 Sep 2008 // 3:32 AM

Two chillers based on the work of Stephen King lead the parade of titles being released on Blu-ray this week. Terrifying things happen in King’

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And so, on to looking at what's worth reading, graphic novel-speaking, before fall comes calling.

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18 Mar 2008 // 12:00 AM

Banana Pepper Martinis is L.B. Jeffries' weekly in-depth look at video gaming. This week, a study of the role of magic in games.

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Standing by Stephen King

Childhood and the end of innocence are vividly portrayed in Stephen King's novella The Body, and Rob Reiner's excellent interpretation, Stand by Me.

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3 Mar 2008 // 8:59 PM

Duma Key by Stephen King

Stephen King's spooky, Florida-set Duma Key revives his gift for suspense. King is at the height of his powers.

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22 Jan 2008 // 9:01 PM

Slipped Discs 2007

PopMatters' annual tradition of offering up its Slipped Discs picks continues with the biggest installment to date. These are the albums our writers just loved, but missed our enormous top 60 albums list late last year.

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (A Eulogy for the E Street Sound)

When it comes to his work with the E Street Band, Springsteen seems to have tempered or even jettisoned other songwriting trademarks, such as the sense of place that informed so many of his songs.

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NEW YORK—It didn’t matter that Frank Darabont’s two previous film adaptations of Stephen King novels—“The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile”—

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30 Sep 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bruce Springsteen: Magic

With his mates, the E Street Band, Springsteen remarkably captures some of that old elusive lightning while teaching us about the ties that bind all over again.

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The Boy Who Lives On: Harry Potter’s Place in Popular Culture

Harry Potter flew so high in popular cultural consciousness not by some force of magic, but by the simple, sometimes thrilling machinations of pop culture.

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(SPOILER ALERT: This review doesn’t give away any major plot points but does refer to some of the earlier books. Exceptionally devout Harry Potter

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25 Jul 2007 // 5:09 AM

Rowling triumphs with final ‘Harry Potter’ installment

After all this time it turns out that we have underestimated J.K. Rowling. Not even her most ardent partisans could have anticipated the triumph

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24 Jul 2007 // 2:20 AM

Harry Potter and the alchemy theory

I haven’t finished “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” yet, but it’s not for lack of trying. I lined up to get my

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23 Jul 2007 // 11:08 AM

I reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the Macleans.ca website today. After some discussion with my editor, we decided to run a

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22 Jul 2007 // 6:00 AM

‘Potter’ still magic in finale

LONDON—Rain was flung about in what seemed to be great sloshing bucketfuls, liquefying sidewalks, turning intersections into soppy messes, making basements into lagoons. Then

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22 Jul 2007 // 5:54 AM

Preserving the secrecy of the Harry Potter plot

ST. LOUIS - There should be a secret handshake. Something to let other readers know whether it’s safe to discuss the finer plot points

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19 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

Classic Harry

With six novels down, at least one to come, J.K. Rowling has elevated herself to among the masters of children's literature.

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