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Harry Potter Looks Different, and Other News

December 19, 2013 | by

New Harry Potter

  • Hunger Games vs. Twilight: a textual analysis.
  • Endangered shop alert: Main Street Books in St. Charles, Missouri, needs a buyer. But for once it’s not all gloom and doom; the store is solvent, and the owners say they simply want to travel and spend more time with their grandchildren.
  • Twelve deeply weird Christmas stories.
  • Artist Jim Kay is illustrating the reissue of the Harry Potter series, and it is my sad duty to inform you that word makeover is being employed.
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    August 15, 2013 | by

    This Chart of Famous Eyewear is amazing—I think even those of you with perfect eyesight will agree—and the literary world is well-represented by the frames of, respectively, Hunter S. Thompson, Harry Potter, and Dolores Haze. But whither the greatest literary glasses of all time, the all-seeing specs of Dr. T. J. Eckleburg???

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    Google Guide to the Galaxy, and Other News

    March 11, 2013 | by

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    O Tempora! And Other News

    January 29, 2013 | by

  • If you’re not Pride and Prejudiced out, here’s a playlist. (We think it should end with “Chapel of Love,” but that’s a matter of opinion.)
  • Barnes & Noble will be downsizing, closing twenty stores a year for the next ten years. (Did you know they had that many stores?)
  • In related news, the Globe and Mail is, depressingly, slashing its books section. That’s right: “Slashing.”
  • At least the word puberty is no longer censored! Judy Blume on the bad times.
  • It would seem that Harry Potter, like the Bible, can be used to support any argument.
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    The Dark Lady, Potter Gowns

    August 30, 2012 | by

  • Ten books that will never be Penguin classics (except in this mock-up).
  • The John Updike Society has purchased the author’s childhood home, with an eye to creating a museum.
  • Politicians’ favorite books.
  • A new candidate for Shakespeare’s mysterious “dark lady” has emerged: a prostitute called “Lucy Negro,” an “arrant whore and a bawde” who worked in Clerkenwell.
  • A dress made of Harry Potter. Naturally.
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    Wit, Wisdom, Financial Advice

    August 2, 2012 | by

  • A list of some of Gore Vidal’s best bons mots.
  • J. K. Rowling will have a cameo in the official new Harry Potter book club.
  • The Beinecke has acquired a wealth of Ezra Pound manuscripts.
  • The economics of freelancing.
  • (It's easier if you live in one of these writer-friendly cities!)





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