| Aug 5, 2011
| 10:44 PM
Q. With the Harry Potter movies wrapped up, a blogger has published an article calling the main character “one of the most Christian symbols of modern pop culture.”
Writing on RelevantMagazine.com, Ryan Hamm argues that, for all the criticism...
| Aug 10, 2011
A collection of a writer's prefaces and random prose pieces often feels like the mustard-stained bread crusts on a child's plate after lunch. Nutritive quality? Low. Value? Marginal. Overall response? Ugh.
That verdict, fortunately, doesn't apply to...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
To Zac, my son:
As you prepare to enter college, one of your childhood pleasures — the "Harry Potter" books and movies — is ending in theaters around the world. What a journey author J.K. Rowling provided for you and millions of young...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:34 PM
The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide.
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Tuesday’s big announcement from Disney that it is partnering with James Cameron to bring his film Avatar to life at Walt Disney World caused me to question right away: Is Avatar kid-friendly enough to be a Disney hit?
While it was a record-grossing...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 2:37 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles "back from the dead."
Bloomsbury Reader has signed up a string of...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:03 PM
I have three words for Glendale Unified School District officials and those parents who seek to ban Truman Capote’s masterpiece “In Cold Blood” from being added to the English curriculum.
Get. Over. It.
Yes, the novel depicts an almost...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 1:51 PM
RedEye met Lewis on the day the film came out in the U.S., which was also the day after a night at Studio Paris and Hub 51 left him tweeting, “I am very hungover. I am very busy. This is an ill-advised combination. Chicago, my apologies.” No...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:44 AM
Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly.
The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place,"...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 9:12 PM
One hundred college teams "swooped" down on Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island, Saturday to compete for the 2011 Quidditch World Cup. "Quidditch," for the uninitiated, is the fictional sport developed by J.K. Rowling for her wildly popular Harry Potter...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come.
"Frog and Toad All Year" by...