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"Rushdie fears that writers no longer trust their imaginations, and that the classroom imperative to 'write what you know' has led to dullness, angst and dead ends: cold and bony literary mumblecore."

"There is nothing ordinary about ordinary life, Rushdie writes. Behind closed doors, family existence is 'overblown and operatic and monstrous and almost too much to bear; there are mad grandfathers in there, and wicked aunts and corrupt brothers and nymphomaniac sisters.' He praises the 'giant belchers' and 'breakers of giant winds.' He sees himself as a maximalist in a minimalist world; a wet writer in a dry one; a lover of bric-a-brac in an era of Shaker modesty.... I read Rushdie’s arguments...
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A ‘Harry Potter’ TV Series is Coming to HBO Max…and It’s a Quiz Show

Harry Potter trivia has basically fueled a whole industry (see: Pottermore, countless Harry Potter board games), and now WarnerMedia is looking for it to fuel a whole TV series. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Wizarding World, WarnerMedia has greenlit an unscripted Harry Potter game show and a retrospective special to air on HBO Max and later, Cartoon Network and TBS. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that we’re getting a new Harry Potter TV series…and it’s a quiz show. The...
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‘Harry Potter’ Quiz Show and Retrospective Coming to HBO Max, Cartoon Network for 20th Anniversary

It’s been 20 years since fans saw a young Harry Potter get sorted into Gryffindor House, and WarnerMedia is commemorating the momentous pop culture occasion. In honor of the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” two new unscripted Wizarding World specials are flying to HBO Max, Cartoon Network and TBS later this […]
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Mads Mikkelsen Plans to Make Grindelwald His “Own” After Replacing Johnny Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

When Mads Mikkelsen took over the role of Grindelwald from Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3, fans rejoiced. What would the Danish actor’s take on the dark wizard look like? Would we finally be rid of the bad bleach job? Mikkelsen has about how he’ll take a (respectfully) different approach from Depp, but he elaborated further on how he plans to make this part his “own.” Mikkelsen will be playing the role of the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming third film in the Fantastic Be...
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Mads Mikkelsen Discusses Replacing Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3

The third film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise is currently in production and will see actor Mads Mikkelsen replace Johnny Depp as main antagonist Gellert Grindelwald. In a new interview, Mikkelsen discussed how he approaches stepping into a character that’s already been played by someone else. RELATED: DC Searching for Black Actor & Director for Upcoming Superman Film Speaking to , Mikkelsen was asked about the challenge of replacing Depp, who stepped down from the franchise last year. “No...
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Is Dumbledore gay? The question highlights a deeper literary debate

Intentionalism is the view that authors have a special authority over their work and can determine what is or is not the "proper" meaning to be found.Anti-intentionalism is the view that "there is nothing outside the text," and that while the author might be important, they are no more authoritative than the reader in determining meaning.The joy and wonder of reading is how we all find our own meanings in literature. We find answers and truths that no one else can define for us. In 2007, J.K....
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J.K. Rowling has a new children's book, 'The Christmas Pig,' out in October

J.K. Rowling's "The Christmas Pig," the story of a boy named Jack and a beloved toy (Dur Pig) which goes missing, will be released worldwide Oct. 12.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone MinaLima Illustrated Edition For $15.78 From Amazon

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone MinaLima Illustrated Edition For $15.78 From Amazon Clip the $5 coupon on the product page. This is the lowest price ever from Amazon. A dazzling new edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, fully illustrated in brilliant color and featuring exclusive interactive paper craft elements, including a foldout […]
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Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint On His Feelings About J.K. Rowling After Defending The Trans Community

Rupert Grint recently spoke out against J.K. Rowling's comments about transgender women.
Tags: Religion, Harry Potter, Rupert Grint, J K Rowling, Trans Community

Rupert Grint on why he criticized J.K. Rowling's transphobic comments: 'Silence is even louder'

Rupert Grint is looking back on his decision to speak out against "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling's anti-trans comments.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Harry Potter Actor Ralph Fiennes Shares Thoughts Following J.K. Rowling Backlash

Voldemort himself Ralph Fiennes has reacted to J.K. Rowling's ongoing controversies.
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Ralph Fiennes 'can't understand the vitriol' toward J.K. Rowling after transphobic comments

Ralph Fiennes, known for his role as Voldemort, is defending its creator J.K. Rowling after her transphobic comments last summer.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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Years Before J.K. Rowling Controversy, Harry Potter’s Cho Chang Was Allegedly Asked To Deny Racist Backlash

Actress Katie Leung played Cho Chang in the Harry Potter movies, but it wasn't a completely magical experience.
Tags: Religion, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Katie Leung, Cho Chang

Sequel Bits: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas 2’, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’, ‘Jumanji 4’, ‘Peter Rabbit 2’, and More

In this edition of Sequel Bits: The Nightmare Before Christmas is finally getting a sequel (just not in the form fans might have been hoping for) Who will direct Fantastic Beasts 4 and 5? The Disney+ sequel to Stargirl has added a new cast member Downton Abbey 2 was waylaid by the coronavirus Will Sacha Baron Cohen make Borat 3? And more! What’s this, what’s this? A Nightmare Before Christmas sequel? Well, kind of: Disney Publishing has announced that a young adult novel will be written f...
Tags: Hollywood, Downton Abbey, Movies, Hugh Bonneville, Disney, Los Angeles, Sequels, Jack, Jumanji, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ana, Tom, Garcia, J K Rowling, Sally, Kong

"We all need to think to keep things straight, but we mostly think by talking."

"We need to talk about the past, so we can distinguish the trivial, overblown concerns that otherwise plague our thoughts from the experiences that are truly important. We need to talk about the nature of the present and our plans for the future, so we know where we are, where we are going, and why we are going there. We must submit the strategies and tactics we formulate to the judgments of others, to ensure their efficiency and resilience. We need to listen to ourselves as we talk, as well, so...
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The ‘Harry Potter’ Video Game ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Will Allow Players to Create Transgender Characters

In what appears to be a direct refute of Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling‘s poisonous transphobia, the upcoming Harry Potter video game Hogwarts Legacy will allow players to customize their characters to be transgender. It’s a feature that the development team has reportedly been pushing hard to implement in lieu of Rowling’s distressing remarks, and which is planned to be a key part of the game when it launches in 2022. Bloomberg reports that a trans-inclusive character creator feature wil...
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Harry Potter Series: HBO Boss on the Possibility of the Rumored HBO Max Spinoff 

Harry Potter series: HBO boss on the possibility of the rumored HBO Max spinoff Last month, it was reported that HBO Max was eyeing a possible spinoff series based on J.K. Rowling’s hit Harry Potter books and films. However, Warner Bros. immediately responded and shut down the circulating reports, confirming that “There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform.” Now, in a recent interview with Deadline, Chief Content Officer at HBO and HBO Max, Cas...
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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Pauses Filming After Positive COVID-19 Test

The third Fantastic Beasts movie has been been put on pause after a “team member” tested positive for COVID-19. The yet-untitled third entry of the Harry Potter spin-off series had been shooting in the U.K. for the past four months, after being initially shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the third Fantastic Beasts movie has suspended filming in the U.K. due to a positive COVID test from a member of production. Warner Bros. confirmed...
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Fantastic Beasts 3 Temporarily Halts UK Production

Fantastic Beasts 3 Temporarily Halts UK Production According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that filming on the upcoming third installment of Fantastic Beasts has been temporarily halted due to a crew member testing positive for COVID-19. This is the latest setback that the project has endured since the beginning of production in September after months of delay due to the ongoing pandemic. Before this new delay, the film was hit with controversy surrounding the sudden ex...
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How to watch every 'Harry Potter' movie on Peacock

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Owls are a key part of "Harry Potter." Warner Bros. Pictures The "Harry Potter" movie series is now streaming on Peacock.To watch all the films, you'll need a Peacock Premium or Peacock Premium Plus plan.If you want to rent "Harry Potter" movies without a subscription, you can use Amazon, Vudu, or FandangoNow.See also: The best streaming services in 2021 Product Card (small) Product Card (small) Fo...
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Contrapoints takes a deep dive into J.K. Rowling's anti-trans bigotry

YouTuber Contrapoints spends 90 minutes going over not just how J.K. Rowling got lured into the anti-trans movement, but also the tactics they use to present trans people as a threat to women, free speech, society, and so on. J.K. — Read the rest
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Is the “distant sociality” and digital intimacy of pandemic life here to stay?

Pandemic life has underscored how digital technology can foster intimate connections. As citizens of a world that suddenly feels both more alienated and radically—dangerously—connected, the term “social distancing” has been added to many of our vocabularies. Yet a corollary of this dire necessity is new energy and renewed focus on a mode of interaction that, with greater or lesser uptake between individuals, has been growing in prominence for at least three decades: “distant sociality.” By this ...
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‘Harry Potter’ TV Series Reportedly In Development, And Fans Are Seriously Torn

For some fans, watching a new "Harry Potter" series would mean supporting author J.K. Rowling and her anti-trans views.
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A ‘Harry Potter’ TV Series is in Early Development at HBO Max

HBO Max is working a little magic to bring back the Boy Who Lived. A Harry Potter TV series is reportedly in early development at HBO Max, with WarnerMedia talking to potential writers to hash out the subject of an HBO Max series set in the Wizarding World.  The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that HBO Max is in the process of developing a live-action Harry Potter TV series for the streamer, with “multiple conversations with potential writers exploring various ideas.” It’s not yet confirmed...
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Report: Harry Potter Spinoff Series Being Considered for HBO Max

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter may be coming to streaming. The Hollywood Reporter says WarnerMedia is actively seeking out writers and ideas to bring the franchise to its HBO Max streaming service.Read more...
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Your Weekend Justice #289: Are Those Rats in Your Engine or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

You okay over there, bud? – Madman In a world where time has lost all meaning, we bring you this episode of Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 Audio Trainwreck. It was recorded last July. That’s just how 2020 went. But good news, there’s just one more 2020 episode and then we’re caught up to the present day. More or less. More audio problems than usual this time. I can only chalk it up to heavy sunspot activity. Our apologies. Agenda: Rox, outside AsgardDom is not...
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Why Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint Chose To Speak Out On His Own Against J.K. Rowling's Transgender Comments

Rupert Grint may have been among the last to speak out, but it's not for lack of caring.
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The ‘Harry Potter’ Video Game ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ Has Been Delayed Until 2022

Video game fans will have to evanesco the upcoming RPG Hogwarts Legacy from their most anticipated games of 2021 lists. Warner Bros. has delayed the Harry Potter game to next year, giving developers time to perfect the first open-world video game set in the Harry Potter universe. Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that Hogwarts Legacy, the first-ever open-world action role-playing game set in the Wizarding World, will be launching in 2022 instead of 2021, as had been originally announced. “We ...
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