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If only the Bible got as much attention as Harry Potter

...that be something? Wouldn't kids dressed like King David, Elijah, Ruth or Naomi be cool? If only authors like J.K. Rowling were more honest about their true colors. Wouldn't it be easier even on some of the sheep who have become so open-minded...
'The Casual Vacancy' delves into complex issues

...although, in the new novel "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (c.2012, Little, Brown, $35, 503 pages), some...Harry Potter books. They're worlds apart.Author J.K. Rowling's character development is stellar (as usual) and...
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Proverbs offer insights to living wisely

...Nietzsche; or "If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." - J. K. Rowling. A very wise king once stated that proverbs help one to "receive instruction in wise behavior." (Proverbs 1...
Films mature along with Harry

...scene of almost shocking sensuality, that almost seems out of place in the series. Almost, but not quite. Author J.K. Rowling, and later director David Yates, have constructed a series of stories that brilliantly grow with the reader. A child...
Potter and friends are back: Latest wizarding film rushes to squeeze everything in's better, but I think it's going to be a long time before we see another phenomenon like we've seen with J.K. Rowling's books. Luckily, we've got at least two more shots at "Harry Potter." The book, "Deathly Hallows" was...
Harry's still got it: 'Phoenix' one hot movie

...obvious of which is that it seems to be making serious social commentary. In the greater wizarding world, author J.K. Rowling has drawn a neat and tidy parallel to the current state of the media, where facts can be manipulated by the powers...
'Harry Potter' fans bewitched, despite late release hour fun to the Thompsons'. "Even if it's dramatic, Harry Potter opens up your imagination," Tasha said. "(J.K. Rowling's) done a good job of doing fantasy and teenage life." Understanding what makes Rowling's books such a powerful...
A fitting finale for Harry Potter and friends already, but for the few that haven't, I'll refrain from revealing too much. Suffice it to say that author J.K. Rowling, and by extension director David Yates, have come up with a thrilling and exceptionally satisfying finale for both...
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Wild about Harry: Fans of the wizard flock to movie opening

Kenai Peninsula residents were enchanted by J.K Rowling's popular book-turned-movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," at the Orca Theater in Soldotna on its...


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