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NEW YORK (AP) — "The Casual Vacancy" (Little, Brown and Company), by J.K. Rowling. So look, here's the thing: This. Is. Not. A. Children's. Book. If you're looking for what made Harry Potter magical — Wizards! Spells! Flying Broomsticks!...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Turns out butterbeer is just as popular with Muggles as with witches and wizards. Universal Orlando officials said Thursday that the one-millionth mug of the delicious frothy, butterscotchy libation was sold over the...
Chicago has no shortage of household-name suburbs. Oak Park, Berwyn, Schaumburg, Evanston -- those are all fine and good. But for whatever reason, mention Naperville, even in passing, and you're going to get a reaction. Depending on who's in on the...
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After a year in which Universal Orlando rode the popularity of Harry Potter to record heights, Walt Disney World is pinning its fortunes this summer on the one intellectual property with which the boy wizard is most often compared: Star Wars. Disney next...
It's been more than 3 years since Universal Orlando and Warner Bros. announced on May 31, 2007, that they were forming a partnership to produce Wizarding World of Harry Potter, "a theme park within a theme park" to be built at Universal's Islands of...
Towering above the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is Hogwarts, the signature structure of the new Universal Orlando attraction at Islands of Adventure. In the Potter books and films, the castle is home to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,...
For months, I have skulked around the edges of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, peeking over fences, peering through cracks in the construction walls, standing on ledges to get better camera angles, slithering up the exit of Dueling Dragons and...
Sentinel Staff WriterA sprinkling of details — including a broad opening date — about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was revealed by Universal Orlando on Tuesday. "Universal has given me the great honor in revealing to the world that the Wizarding World of...
Where were you two years ago? I was smack in the middle of Hogsmeade, watching throngs of Islands of Adventure guests stream into the theme park for the official opening day of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My chief memory of that day is the image...
We are a group of mothers and sons in Riverside who have met since summer 2002. Our sons were all friends entering fourth grade, and one of the moms suggested starting a book club for the boys. We all thought she was crazy because we didn’t think...
Milt Larsen is a master of two kinds of magic. There's the abracadabra kind that his magician parents brought him up on, and the sort he began practicing with his late brother, Bill — the magic of preserving buildings, including the Variety Arts...
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January 1993: Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States. April 1993: Dave Golonski is elected to the Burbank City Council during the city’s general election. At 34 years old, he receives 5,833 votes out of 9,961 cast....
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