Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Harry Potter and the Return of the Bookselling Frenzy
Harry Potter fans, booksellers, and librarians are getting ready to party like it’s 2007. That's because Scholastic is prepping to release 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Special Rehearsal Edition' on July 31. The hardcover is getting a first printing, in North America, of 4.5 million copies.
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'Cursed Child' Casts a Spell Onstage: Ben Brantley at the 'New York Times' calls Rowling's latest "the kind of play that you want to describe in detail."

Tim LaHaye Dies at 90: The evangelical author of the Left Behind book series died July 25 at a hospital in La Mesa, Calif.

A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian: As the way people access information changes, librarians are exploring ways to make their jobs newly relevant.

Natalie Portman Emails Cormac McCarthy: A parody of the recently published emails of Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer in the 'Blood Meridian' author's style.

Adapting Philip Roth to Film: James Schamus speaks to the difficulty of adapting Roth's 'Indignation,' which hits theaters Friday, to film.



From Hypable:
Theater critics review Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Here’s what they think.
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From the Hollywood Reporter:
The Cat in the Hat Tosses His Red, White and Blue Stovepipe Cap into Presidential Ring.
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From the Guardian:
Harry Potter and the curse of middle age: should fictional children ever grow up?
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From the New York Times:
The Right Way to Bribe Your Kids to Read.
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From the Washington Post:
Greg Grunberg's son had a dream. Now it's a graphic-novel series and Paramount project.
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From the New York Post:
The Harry Potter play could reach Broadway next season.
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From Salon:
The fall of Divergent: The final film will bow on television – here's why it matters.
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From TED-Ed:
Why comics belong in schools… and more ideas from graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang.
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From the Bookseller:
Launch of a new U.K. children's magazine, Scoop, about literature and illustration.
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From the Guardian:
For children, nothing beats the first literary love.
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From NEPR:
Being "Multi-Cultural" Had Its Complications for Children's Author-Illustrator Grace Lin.
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From the Huffington Post:
Dr. Seuss's Secret Art Collection Finally Goes on View.
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