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Many Famous Authors Born In November

From William Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, many of the world’s finest writers were born in November.



Commencement Speeches

It’s graduation time! But not all commencement speakers who receive honorary degrees have inspiring messages.


Harry Potter Film Wizardry App

Muggles who can’t get enough of the boy wizard will have plenty to explore in this behind the scenes look at the Harry Potter Film Franchise.



The Harry Potter Phenomenon

Twelve publishers turned down the first Harry Potter book; but the seventh volume sold an estimated 11 million copies in 24 hours — the fastest selling book on record.


Cast members (L-R) Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, David Yates, Rupert Grint, Barry M. Meyer and Matthew Lewis attend the premier of the Harry Potter finale (Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Rutgers Professor Questions Effect Of ‘Potter’ Films On Literacy

There’s no doubting the impact of the Potter books on students, says J.T. Barbarese who teaches at Rutgers-Camden. In one of his classes, maybe 80% of the students have read them or are familiar enough with them for discussion.