Harry Potter and the City of Gold

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Jun 172008
 
Harry Potter and the City of Gold

The release of a Harry Potter prequel this week has created a spell on me, so I ponder: What does J.K. Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series tell us about urban form, and what might that form look like? By 2010 we’ll know, as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter comes to life with hamlet, forest, […]

Intense

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Jul 232007
 
Intense

Intense may be the single best word to describe Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which I finished reading earlier today. No spoilers here, but I’m itching for my wife to finish so we can discuss it…! And here’s a (fairly poor Poloroid) photo of me as Albus and my girls, on the left as […]

Happy Birthday Little Girl!

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Jul 152007
 
Happy Birthday Little Girl!

We celebrate the birthday of our younger daughter this weekend—tonight with a family party, and tomorrow with the bigger shindig. The theme of the weekend, not surprisingly, is Harry Potter. We took the girls to see Order of the Phoenix this morning, munched on HP cupcakes tonight, and have an HP party, including a game […]

Is Order of the Phoenix the best HP movie so far?

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Jul 122007
 
Is Order of the Phoenix the best HP movie so far?

It may well be, though I’ve long been allegient to the third: Prisoner of Azkaban, directed by (Alfonso Cuarón). After being disappointed following Goblet of Fire—since Prisoner of Azkaban was so great and my expectations were, apparently, unrealistically high—I was a bit apprehensive entering this film. But director David Yates and the cast did a […]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Jun 012007
 
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Could the frenzy over Harry Potter this summer get any more frenzied? The answer, dear readers, is yes: Universal Studios and Warner Brothers made a joint announcement yesterday evening from Leavesden Studios on the set of Dumbledore’s Office to reveal that a Harry Potter theme park is currently in development. Visit the park website at […]

The Morning Commute

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May 302007
 
The Morning Commute

Whenever possible, I listen to a book on CD when I commute. Not surprisingly, I just finished listening to books 1 through 6 of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, read wonderfully by Jim Dale, to prepare for the release of the 7th book in July. Listening to a book makes the commute go by faster, […]

This is going to be…

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Apr 262007
 
This is going to be...

… one amazingly magical summer! Sure, we’ve got trips scheduled and such. But what I’m really excited about is how Harry Potterish this summer will be: The fifth movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, comes out on Friday, July 13. Check out this kick ass preview. The seventh and final book, weighing […]