Some conversations are just best avoided. It can be a matter of self preservation. There are people in your life that you know you cannot talk politics with; you know if the conversation starts, it will become an argument that you actually don't care all that much about but pretty soon everyone is yelling, tears are flowing, fists are flying. Maybe that is only a slight exaggeration. Or maybe you are that person that others avoid talking with. It doesn't have to be politics, either. If someone else knows a great deal more about something than you do, it is generally best to just talk about the weather (unless, of course, that person is a meteorologist).
L ess than a week into the New Year, and about half of us have already fallen off the resolution wagon. Right? I happen to know my little sister's New Year's Eve declaration ("I won't eat any cheese!") lasted less than 48 hours. Me, I didn't even bother going through the motions of making half-hearted promises to myself. Instead of getting too carried away with life examinations, why not take a look at something we will all be doing at some point in 2011?
We now have a title for Book VII: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
New British prime minister Gordon Brown has called J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter opus his nation's "greatest export."
Hundreds of Harry Potter fans are expected to descend upon the Nugget Mall this evening to celebrate and mourn the release of the seventh and final book chronicling the bespectacled boy wizard.
Hold on to your broomsticks. The fate of the world's most famous wizard will soon be revealed.
For someone so famous for inspiring the imaginations of her readers, J.K. Rowling now seems determined to cut them off at the pass.
ANCHORAGE - Fans in Sarah Palin's home state turned out as early as possible Tuesday to snap up copies of her highly anticipated memoir.
Daniel Radcliffe steps into the room ? I'm kidding. Although, it would be kind of funny to have both versions of Radcliffe in a room to compare side-by-side, wouldn't it? He was 12 years old when life granted him the role of Harry Potter (2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"). Now, with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," Radcliffe has been able to legally drink adult beverages in the United States for a whole year (come Saturday).
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