July 22nd, 2011

Movies

"Only I can live forever."

HOGWARTS NEWS DUMP:
* In case you missed it, the final movie destroyed, like, every record.
* Great read: the AV Club lists ten great things and ten not-so-great things about the series.
* The brand that will live forever.
* Why is the world so wild about the series?
* Imagining a world without Harry Potter.
* Director David Yates talks about how they chose which book sections to cut from the films.
* "I'm always curious when 7-year-olds and 8-year-olds come up to me and say, 'Yeah, Draco's my favorite character.' I always think, 'Hmmm, I'm not sure if he should be.'" -Tom Felton
* As posted before: the complete story in eight posters.

News

Pluto's new moon, cricket cheerleaders, and Reagan

FRIDAY AFTERNOON NEWS:
* Jonathan Bernstein thinks we should give credit where it's due in the debt limit debate.
* Dana Milbank on the Democrats reclaiming Reagan.
* How the digital revolution is changing retail shopping.
* Amazon.com fights hard to not have to pay taxes.
* "200 million years ago, half the world died from a massive methane eruption."
* A fourth moon found orbiting Pluto.
* Calling Britain's Speaking Clock.
* Nice! India's cricket cheerleaders wear awesome saris.
* I wish more movie theaters were this militant about their 'no texting' policy. (Courtesy warmaster.)