As the Boy Who Lived is exploring the Burrow, he notices that "the old radio next to the sink had just announced that coming up was 'Witching Hour, with the popular singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck.'" And with that one line of text, Universal Entertainment finally found a solution for a challenge that had been plaguing the Diagon Alley project.
With each hardship I've learned that I am a survivalist. I am resourceful. I am an alchemist of my surroundings. And I'm resilient beyond (even my own at times) belief.
Going away for Christmas with little kids, who wonder how Santa will find them, can be tricky. As a parent, I fret about the logistics of trivial things like: Where will the stockings hang?
Students would be more actively engaged and wouldn't dread coming home to do boring "homework." Instead, they would embark on innumerable journeys at night and come to appreciate the art of storytelling.
If you're hoping to channel Harry Potter on your next trip, the Wizard Chamber at London's Georgian House is full of wizardly goodness: from a "cauldron" by the fireplace, to an owl figurine by the bed, from old-fashioned luggage under the bed, to "potions" in the bathroom. Just BYO-W(and).
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I no longer took for granted the waking up every morning of myself, my husband, my children. If my sister could die, so could one of them.
Ingrid Thoft's just-released novel, Identity, involves thorny legal and psychological issues raised by a single mother, Renata Sanchez, who was impregnated by artificial insemination.
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The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone.
the folks at Universal Creative have certainly stayed true to Ms. Rowling's original vision for the Leaky Cauldron. For -- as I made my way into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley yesterday in a very special luncheon -- I damn near walked right by the entrance.
Over the years, a number of celebrities have delivered memorable commencement speeches. Some are poignant, some hilarious, some endlessly inspiring, and some are completely unexpected.
Despite the fact that viruses can cause humans much pain and suffering, very smart people have determined that they can be remarkable tools for beneficial uses.
Let's cut to the chase here: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (i.e. the feature attraction for Diagon Alley, that new Harry Potter-themed land that will be opening at Universal Studios Florida later this summer) isn't just a thrill ride. It's really Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.1.
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