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A Look Back at Fifteen Years of Harry Potter

Friday, June 29, 2012

Fifteen years ago, Harry Potter first hit the bookshelves in London. A year later, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" first arrived on the shores of America. In this audio essay, Celeste chronicles the fascinating story of an author who rose from nothing, and the magical story that has captured the imagination of children all over the world.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The End of Harry Potter

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dan Kois, cultural critic who's written about the final Harry Potter movie for the New York Times Magazine and Slate, reviews Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and discusses the end of the Harry Potter franchise.

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Features

Does It All End Here? Searching for Harry Potter's Successor

Thursday, July 14, 2011

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” raked in $158.4 million domestically over the weekend, breaking records which "The Dark Knight" had held, according to Warner Bros. The film's world premiere marks the end (for now) to the adventures of Harry Potter. WNYC reached out to book publishers, teen lit reviewers and librarians to find out what new titles have the potential to fill the gap.

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Features

Celebrating Potter on the Eve of the Final Film's Premiere

Thursday, July 07, 2011

From books to the big screen, J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' franchise has permeated popular culture and transcended the boundaries of traditional entertainment. As American audiences prepare for the final Harry Potter film to open, we’ve compiled a short list of events around New York that celebrate the world of Harry Potter.

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The Takeaway

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Reviews, from Devotees

Friday, November 19, 2010

Today marks the beginning of the end for the world’s favorite boy wizard franchise. Muggles of all ages lined up for midnight screenings of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" last night.

Children of all ages lined up for midnight screenings of the first segment of the final Harry Potter film last night. 
But Harry’s fans are here to ensure that Potter Mania will never fade. College fans across the country have begun their own Quidditch leagues, competing with rival schools and in last week’s Quidditch World Cup, here in New YorkChildren of all ages lined up for midnight screenings of the first segment of the final Harry Potter film last night. 

But Harry’s fans are here to ensure that Potter Mania will never fade. College fans across the country have begun their own Quidditch leagues, competing with rival schools. Last week, 46 college teams from across the country competed in the Quidditch World Cup in New York.

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The Takeaway

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows' Review by a Tired Father

Friday, November 19, 2010

We got to the theater at 11:43 and a large shivering line of Muggles was already waiting for a chance to see the half dozen “midnight” shows of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." There were Harrys, and Hermiones, and Ron Weasleys in full regalia. Fans fully decked out in Hogwarts uniforms and round rimmed glasses were everywhere.

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