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Hollywood Creatives and Theme Park Fans Appreciate the Universal Difference

Jim Hill | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So maybe it's not just Hollywood creatives who are newly aware of what Universal Parks & Resorts can do. But a whole new generation of theme park fans who have finally learned to appreciate the Universal difference.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of July 5

Digital Book World | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

After climbing twenty spots since last week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, Dean Koontz's The Neighbor finds itself within the top five best-selling ebooks of the week. That's especially noteworthy since the title is a Kindle Single.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 28

Digital Book World | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Amazon-Hachette dispute wears on, but the publisher still manages to see two of its titles in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 21

Digital Book World | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List is, in some ways, a tale of three titles: John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, his 2006 novel Looking for Alaska and J. K. Rowling's The Silkworm, published under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

The Spooky Occluded: Julia Haw's "The Western Veil"

Daniel Maidman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I believe Chicago artist Julia Haw has found her way to some similar understanding of the veil with the work in her solo show "The Western Veil."

Universal Orlando Will Use Lifelike Animation and Live Special Effects to Recreate Harry Potter's journey aboard the Hogwarts Express

Jim Hill | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It seems kind of counter-intuitive to use a plane to promote a train. But that's exactly what the Universal Orlando Resort did earlier this week. They jetted James & Oliver Phelps (AKA the two talented Brits who played Fred & George Weasley in the "Harry Potter" film series) all over the globe.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley Nears Completion at the Universal Orlando Resort

Jim Hill | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Even though The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley is still basically a construction site, there's really only one word that describes this soon-to-open addition to the Universal Orlando Resort. And that word is magical.

How Different Would the Harry Potter Series Be if They Were Written By George R.R. Martin?

Quora | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Geoffrey Reemer, Game of Thrones Fanboy Draco Malfoy would be sitting on the Magic Throne, w...

'Magic Beyond Words': Lifetime Provides Background on J. K. Rowling

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

If you are interested in the woman behind the "Harry Potter" novels, then "Magic Beyond Words: The J. K. Rowling Story" is a great place to learn some of the basic facts.

The Harry Potter Glossary

The Observer | Tom Lamont | Posted 09.10.2011 | Books

More than a million words of the wizarding saga, reduced to a pithy alphabet of entries....

Were Bloomsbury's Pottermore Complaints Unwarranted? | Posted 09.10.2011 | Books

Bloomsbury Publishing said today sales reflect current retail weakness, with the launch of boosting children's backlist sales....

J K Rowling Hints That Final Film May Not Be The End

Telegraph | Richard Alleyne | Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

They came in their tens of thousands to mark the final chapter of the Harry Potter phenomenon, one of the most lucrative creations the world of entert...

J K Rowling Ditches Literary Agency

The Bookseller | Posted 08.30.2011 | Books

J K Rowling's agent Neil Blair has left the Christopher Little Literary Agency, setting up a new company, The Blair Partnership. Rowling is moving wit...

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

As I've watched Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE over the years, I've been impressed that he has so many of Harry Potter's defining qualities.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1: Half the Book, Half the Entertainment

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

If seeing Harry, Hermione and Ron battle danger on their own excites you, then you might get something out of this film. However, for everyone who wants the full cast involved, this movie is not one of the best.

10 Tips For Being The Best You Can Be

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What do Susan Boyle, Paul Potts and J K Rowling all have in common - apart from they happen to be British? Their success did not come about overnight,...