Movie monsters from pages past


In an effort to be hip, trendy, and a web destination dictionary.com released a collection of medieval monsters and such as their Halloween Horrorfest. I’m routing for Frankie myself seeing as my all-time standby Hollywood Horror Nights marathon kick-off is Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein! That and I had to write an English paper about the … Continue reading

Gingerbread houses no longer just for the kids


We Americans sometimes like to takes things to extreme and revel in the excess. These gorgeous gingerbread houses are no exception. Hogwarts never looked so tasty! Just bring a cup of Christmas tea to sip while munching! 15 Outrageous Gingerbread Houses Slideshow | The Daily Meal.

Creative conundrums in the classroom corrected?


Imagination is such an essential part to childhood. Small wonder I grew up to be a designer–I was always in the yard or down in the basement making some new art project. GOOD Magazine education editor Liz Dwyer releases this on a report about boosting children’s creativity.

‘Harry Potter’ hits box office records where it hurts


I lied. Here’s another post about ‘Potter,’ but film buffs will appreciate the report. Now only James Cameron has something on these guys. It wasn’t pirates. It wasn’t giant machines. It wasn’t even aliens, cowboys, mutants or sharks that cast a spell over the box office this summer. Harry Potter takes the reigns for the highest grossing franchise … Continue reading

Rowling releases Pottermore with papercrafted eye candy


Today is Harry Potter’s birthday, and to celebrate this Potter author J.K. Rowling is releasing early entries to her new what I think will be fan fiction website Pottermore. While some fans may flock to the site immediately I’m more interested in the trailer. I think well constructed papercraft is one of the coolest things … Continue reading

Weasley Wizarding Wheezes and Whizbangs


By now it must be obvious that I am a Harry Potter fan, and that Hermione Granger is my favorite character. However, the troublesome twins Fred and George tie for a close second. Take a look at these oddball creations from their shop for this week’s edition of Friday fun…which is appearing on Saturday. D’OH! … Continue reading

Penultimate Potter Flick Passable


For the last decade audiences have watched a handful of children grow up on the silver screen as students in a surreal school of sorcery. Now as the reach adulthood their considerable talents blossom, and none here more fully that of Matthew Lewis fulfilling the role of Neville Longbottom. He, not Harry, is the hero … Continue reading

Potter Puppet Pals


The abbreviated version of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.” I might add that this was made before the book was released. I hope you enjoy this week’s edition of Friday fun from the Potter Puppet Pals. I’ve got one more Harry Potter themed entry for Arts & Media, and then I’ll put it … Continue reading

Who will wield the Elder Wand?


This is it. This is the end of Harry Potter. Many of you Muggles have come of age along with The Boy Who Lived, and I have too. We were a lot smaller then weren’t we? YouTube – HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Special Content Trailer ‏.

Worldwide audiences watch Watson


Emma Watson radiates a kind of classic English charm, and she’s grown to be a gorgeous girl. These high fashion photos don’t due her justice though. Here’s a few more of Mario Testino’s photos not featured from yesterday’s post. I realize that I’m not a fan of the art-glam photography school, but the two vertical images read … Continue reading

Emma Watson’s New Day


The last HP-Day draws near so this week’s theme features the famous fictitious boy wizard, and in honor of that I found this revealing article about the leading lady of the franchise. It always seemed that I had quite a bit in common with Emma Watson, even though obviously we’ve never met. She loves literature, … Continue reading