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Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

For teenagers, everything seems like the end of the world: popularity, school, love, family, treacherous conspiracies, the war between good and evil wizards.
Half-Blood isn't half bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2009
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Can't escape Snape at LeakyCon

Sure, Figawi Race Weekend is a blast, but how many times in my life would I have the opportunity to mingle with more than 750 J.K. Rowling devotees? So, this past Memorial Day weekend, I decided to skip Nantucket and join the all-ages, international as
Pottering Around
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  May 29, 2009
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Heroes of our time

In interviews promoting The Bourne Ultimatum , Matt Damon has argued that his Jason Bourne has supplanted James Bond as the hero of our time.
From Bond to Bourne, the good guys (and girls) buck the system
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 31, 2007
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The last Potter

The end is never easy, is it?
What does the end mean for Harry’s strange Boston disciples?
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 24, 2007
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Breaking the spell

How did a “children’s story” become the literary epic of our time?
Harry Potter’s story comes to an end — but will readers, or reading, ever be the same?
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  July 24, 2007
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Hairy Potter

Whatever else it may be, the Harry Potter Edda is surely the most popular narrative about the dawning of pubertal awareness ever created.
Hormones submit to dreary Order
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  July 10, 2007


Crossword: 'Ghost of a chance'


What's the common link?
By MATT JONES  |  May 23, 2007
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Flashback episode

One year ago, this was a different world. New Orleans was still intact; “truthiness” was not yet a word; and the first installment of a column later christened as “ID Check” had just debuted in this paper.
ID Check turns one
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 22, 2006

Blood, felt, and rock and roll, day 13

"Andy Man O' Warhol"; the transformative properties of puppetry; Dumbledore's guitar; finale.
The thrilling conclusion
By HARRY & THE POTTERS AND UNCLE MONSTERFACE  |  April 07, 2006