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The Swampby Mark Silva It takes a lot of chocolate to stage an Easter Egg Roll. This year, the White House's "chocolate village'' took a good two weeks of work to create, as the Today show reports. The White House Executive......
Tags: White House, Reese Witherspoon, Politics, Obesity, Easter
For months, I have skulked around the edges of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, peeking over fences, peering through cracks in the construction walls, standing on ledges to get better camera angles, slithering up the exit of Dueling Dragons and...
All right, I realize that this blog post is about a month too late...but, we got it into our heads to read J.R.R Tolkien's classic before we headed to the movie theater to see the new-ish 3D extravaganza...yet we didn't have this brilliant idea until...
Milt Larsen is a master of two kinds of magic. There's the abracadabra kind that his magician parents brought him up on, and the sort he began practicing with his late brother, Bill — the magic of preserving buildings, including the Variety Arts...
Towering above the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Hogwarts, the signature structure of the new Universal Orlando attraction at Islands of Adventure. In the Potter books and films, the castle is home to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,...
What you can't buy at Islands of Adventure: Clothing that reads "My grandma went to Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all I got was this lousy T-shirt." Universal Orlando has gone more classy, less Stuckey's for its souvenir selection within the new...
"The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling, Little, Brown and Co., 503 pages, $35. Barry and Mary Fairbrother have been married for 19 years. They have four children and live in the small town of Pagford, England. Barry has had a headache for days, but they...
Over the last nine years of motherhood, I have had so many important moments with my boys thanks to books. When they were little, we would snuggle together and read board books until the pages were worn. In fact, I recently put a bin of these in the...
It feels like it has taken longer to get to Super Tuesday than it took to get through seven books of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Republicans are using descriptors like "slow-burning" and "water torture" to describe their 2012 Republican...
This year a number of big name authors released new books. But for the most part those releases underwhelmed me. Instead I was enchanted by new writers and by new styles of writing. "The Gods of Gotham" by Lyndsay Faye, published by Amy Einhorn...
Tags: New York City, Book
The hypocrisy at the heart of "The Hunger Games" is irresistible. Novelist Suzanne Collins, whose trilogy has been decreed "awesome" by, among others, my 5th grade son, indicts violence and organized brutality as tools of mass-audience manipulation. Yet...
Universal Orlando's announcement two years ago that it struck a deal with J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. to create a Harry Potter attraction was nothing short of a sucker punch to the Walt Disney Co. It was widely speculated that Disney went after Harry...
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