Harry Potter

Without seeing what’s on the screen, Ria relies on music to create the movie world for her

One of my first experiences of a Hollywood movie was Harry Potter. I lived in Indonesia until I was 16 and didn’t speak English. I’ve also been blind since the age of five — the result of congenital glaucoma. I heard the story of Harry Potter for the first time from my favorite cousin. He …

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An ‘Ocean of Possibilities’ comes this summer to Homewood Public Library

With the summer season comes summer reading programs at the Homewood Public Library. Children, teens and adults will be able to win weekly prizes and participate in in-person activities and events throughout the summer, May 23 through Aug. 7. Readers can also enter a weekly drawing for every three books they check out. This year’s …

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From Dostoevsky to Daphne Bridgerton, Ohio State community weighs in on book-to-screen adaptations

Following the release of season two of Netflix’s “Bridgerton,” Ohio State students and faculty weigh in on book-to-television series adaptations. From left, Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey in “Bridgerton.” Credit: Courtesy of Liam Daniel via TNS Following the release of season two of Netflix’s “Bridgerton,” Ohio State students and faculty have weighed in on the …

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How ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Became Hollywood’s Most Cursed Franchise

Fantastic Beasts had all the makings of a slam dunk for Warner Bros.: spinning off from the hit Harry Potter series, luring author JK Rowling to make her screenwriting debut, casting newly crowned best-actor-Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, and listing David Yachts, who helmed the final four Potter films, to direct. But somewhere between Johnny Depp‘s …

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China Censors Dialogue About Dumbledore’s Gay Romance In ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’

The studio behind the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” says it agreed to China’s demands to remove all LGBTQ references from the film to secure its release there. After reports surfaced that Warner Bros. caved to Chinese censors and excised certain lines of dialogue from the “Harry Potter” spin-off sequel, the studio confirmed …

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Harry Potter movie The Secrets of Dumbledore censors gay references in China

The Chinese government has cut six seconds out of the latest Harry Potter movie and it changes everything. Warner Bros has bowed to Chinese censors and edited out specific references to a gay relationship in the latest Harry Potter movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The Chinese version of the movie removed six seconds …

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Liberty Hill Public Library has magic in store for Summer Reading | News

“Experience the Magic of Reading” at this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Liberty Hill Public Library. The annual program for children, teens and parents kicks off May 9 and will continue on through July 30h. Library Director Angela Palmer says most public libraries provide a summer reading program, but Liberty Hill’s program is exceptional. …

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Inside the Succession Drama at Scholastic, Where ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Clifford’ Hang in the Balance

The bleak grind of the pandemic had been wearing Dick Robinson down, just like everybody else. He’d been working long days in the near-empty SoHo Headquarters of Scholastic, the $1.2 billion corporation he ran, which his father founded more than 100 years ago. He was trying to keep the business power on as schools shut …

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