Harry Potter

Taking a Peek at Potter II

From The New York Post via Fox News, Bill Hoffman writes...

\"Here\'s a peek at the next Harry Potter film, and it shows that the boy wizard is going to have a little competition in the love department. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets features a dashing new character named Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. The golden-haired Lockhart comes to the Hogwarts School to teach a class in \"Defense Against the Dark Arts.\" And Harry\'s pal Hermione promptly develops a crush on Lockhart, much to the teen\'s chagrin. The professor will be played by handsome Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh, 41, whose past loves include Helena Bonham Carter and ex-wife Emma Thompson. The next film, which reportedly is due out Nov. 15. Potter No. 2 is a darker tale of good versus evil in which Harry returns for his second year at Hogwarts to find pupils mysteriously turning to stone.\" More


The Fifth \'Potter\' Raises Questions

The NYTimes raises A Few Questions on the next Harry Potter Book.

There are some questions about the details of the next installment, including how Ms. Rowling will address Harry\'s growing interest in girls and whether she will stick with her previous American publisher, Scholastic.


Harry Potter Hateline Launched in UK

From The Guardian...

\"A Harry Potter \"hateline\" phone service set up in Austria has been extended to the UK, Ananova reports. Callers pay a minimum of 75p to vent their anger at the boy wizard.
The books may be bestsellers and the film has been a smash hit, but it seems not everyone is Harry Potter mad. The phoneline has been extended to Britain, Germany and Switzerland \"by popular demand.\" More


Gather Round The Book Fire

James Nimmo passed along Another Story with more details on the big book burning in NM.

800 protesters showed up against the fire, which lasted little over half an hour, focused primarily on the book burning - referencing biblical uses of fire as a tool of cleansing, the \"evil\" influence of witchcraft, and the righteousness of ridding oneself of so-called spiritual hindrances.

J.R.R. Tolkein, \"Star Wars\" material and \"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare\", Popular fashion magazines such as \"Cosmopolitan\" and \"Young Miss,\" and various adult magazines, were also burned. Even a ouiji board was tossed on the fire.

One protester displayed a Stephen King novel she allegedly rescued from destruction.

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Harry Potter Hotter Than Ever

There\'s a CNN Story and one at ITV.com as well on the anti-Potter sermon at the Christ Community Church in Alamogordo in southern New Mexico.

Jack Brock, the Christ Community Church founder and pastor, said the books burned Sunday were \"a masterpiece of satanic deception.\"

Across the street, protesters chanting \"Stop burning books\" stretched in a line a quarter of a mile long.

CNN also points out inside the Alamogordo Public Library was a display highlighting the books.
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\"These books teach children how they can get into witchcraft and become a witch, wizard or warlock,\"


\'Harry Potter\' author J.K. Rowling was married December 26th

The AP is reporting
via Salon.com that \'Harry Potter\' author J.K. Rowling married her boyfriend
December 26th, 2001.  That\'s a nice way to ring in the New Year. 


Pastor to hold book burning

Bob Cox passed along This One that says Christ Community Church pastor Jack Brock plans to publicly burn Harry Potter books in a bonfire Sunday in New Mexico.

Brock says he hasn\'t read any of the books.


\'Harry Potter\' to Be Released in Latin.

Hermit ;-)
writes \"For the Harry Potter-Phile\'s: author J.K.
Rowling is having \"...the Philosopher\'s Stone,\"
translated into Latin and ancient Greek in an effort to
make learning those languages \'more fun\'. According
the AP story the Latin version is coming along crisply
\"at the rate of a page a day.\" The article mentions the
book\'s advice, \"\"Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus\'\'
(Never tickle a sleeping dragon).\" Seems like good
advice to me... \"


Harry Potter furor spawns closer look at books

I just can\'t get enough of the Christians Vs. Harry Potter stories.

With the intense interest in the movie \'\'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer\'s Stone,\'\' certain books in Lubbock TX Independent School District elementary libraries are under close inspection.
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\'\'I have not received any calls from parents requesting us to look at books in our library,\'\' Graves said. \'\'We just want to be prepared and aware of what books we have in our library.\'\'


Harry Banned Again

Harry Potter has been Banned from the library at 60 Seventh-Day Adventist Schools in Australia. The book is said to not meet the criteria for acquisition. The school\'s policy existed long before Harry Potter. According to the school\'s director, the Tolkien\'s \"Lord of the Rings\" will likely be allowed in the library. More from The Daily News.



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