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Harry Potter

  • Calendar

    November 7, 2013

    Potted Potter

    Irvine Barclay Theatre

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Highlights From Gibson Amphitheatre

    Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Eat This Now: Fruit Tart from Le Croissant Dore

    There are two reasons why you must, must go to Le Croissant Dore: the bo kho, Vietnamese beef stew served with a crusty, hot French loaf to tear and dunk into the gravy like a donut to coffee; and the fruit tart, which is a legend in its own right.

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2012

    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Activist: Rebels by Accident, Intuition or Circumstance

    Mr. Bib's reintroduction to quality Young Adult fiction comes mostly courtesy of the Little Bibster, aged 10, who patiently explains the often complicated relationships, plot twists, characters and worlds of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Lemony Snicket series, and especially Rick Riordan's seeming ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2012

    Macbeth

    Long Beach Playhouse

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    5 Things to Look Forward to After Harry Potter

    ​It is evident that few series (books or movies) will ever be able to achieve the popularity and esteem that the Harry Potter novels attained in the past years, and most certainly, none will be able to enchant readers quite like these novels did. But fret not, HP fans, after the jump are 5 Things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    [UPDATED: Distributor Claims Opening Numbers Were Strong] Sarah Palin Movie Debuts in OC to an Audience of . . . One Lone Atlantic Reporter

    ​UPDATE, JULY 19, 4:57 P.M.: Despite the abysmal turnout at The Undefeated's midnight debut in OC, the film's distributor, ARC Entertainment, is declaring the opening weekend numbers a win. A news release called the opening "stronger than expected," earning a per screen average of more than $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Top Five Harry Potter Musician Cameos

    ​No one is immune to Harry Potter's magic -- not even rock and roll icons. The Top Five bewitched musicians after the jump.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Where Can You Go to Get Your Potter On Tonight? Everywhere! Want 3D, D-BOX and a Beer With That?

    ​Has there ever been a franchise-ending movie more hyped than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part II? I mean, since Steve Martin killed the Pink Panther franchise? (It is dead, isn't it? Please tell me so.)Starting at 11:59 tonight and continuing about every minute through 1 a.m. Friday, th ... More >>

  • Film

    July 14, 2011

    'The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Is a Final Destination

    Franchise king and hero of a generation Harry Potter fights his last battle

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    The Five Best Munchies from the Harry Potter Universe

    ​ The final witching hour is almost upon us (July 15), which means a teary, worldwide farewell to a decade of cinematic Potter spells, adventures and memorable grub. When you're contemplating how to best drown your post-Potter depression (fully decked out in a Luna Lovegood costume, of course) ... More >>

  • Film

    November 18, 2010

    The End Is Near

    And the kids are not all right in Part One of the Harry Potter finale

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Come On Pilgrim: Eight Comic Book Musical Acts That Are Ready for the Big Screen

    ​Besides San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest comic book event to happen this week has been the release of the sixth and final volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's musical-video game-romantic epic, Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour.(Oh, and you might've heard that the series is getting the big-screen treatment fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Five Nasty Treats For Your Ex's Easter Basket

    parl @ flickr.com CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Don't give people you hate weapons they can use against you.​Every February, some snarky person writes an article about nasty Valentine's gifts you can send the person you've recently dumped (or been dumped by). It usually centers around those little colored sugar ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 4, 2010

    A Niño Named Sue?

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, bullying is not just a Mexican thing

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    Gremlins

    Bay Theater

  • Film

    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    The Wan[d] Thrill of Midnight "Harry Potter" Madness [UPDATED]

    PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE "MATT COKER" BYLINE ABOVE. THIS IS FROM DIEP TRAN. ENJOY!ALSO, SEE DIEP TRAN'S SLIDESHOW.UPDATE: LA TIMES REPORTS HARRY POTTER BROKE MIDNIGHT SALES RECORDS.It must be a breeze to work at Warner Brothers right now. Not only have they won critical acclaim and endless amounts of ... More >>

  • Film

    June 4, 2009
  • News

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Cupcakes, I Can't Quit You Baby

    Yes, I know I have a serious and perhaps life-threatening addiction to cupcakes--I've actually noted Sprinkles' upcoming Brown Sugar Praline flavor in my diary--but I'm clearly not the only one. Just as there's an unstoppable number of cupcakes stores opening all over the country, there are also doz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Dogs! In clothes! In Long Beach!

    Dog lovers and cruel cackling people who like to dress their pets in degrading outfits and drag them around town gathered in Long Beach yesterday for the Haute Dogs 7th Annual Howl’oween Parade. Livingston Park and 2nd Street were overtaken by more than 600 costumed creatures and countless spectat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    Surviving Sawfest

    Lionsgate films claim they make SAW movies for the fans, and while it's easy to be cynical about that claim, Sawfest was definitely a fan-friendly move – all four SAW movies on the big screen for the price of one ticket. Now, could it have been even better? Sure. Had I been in charge of marketing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2007

    Give a hoot, read a book

    According to Facebook, the following are the most popular books in the Orange County online community: 1. Harry Potter 2. The Bible 3. Catcher In The Rye 4. Angels And Demons 5. 1984 Insert your own punchline here. No, seriously. That's why we have comments enabled.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 10-5-07

    It's hard to get all that enthused about some of the releases this week, but there's one that I'm definitely all fired up NOT to see. THE SEEKER: THE DARK IS RISING Remember back when Harry Potter was first going to be a movie, and it was suggested that Steven Spielberg would direct, with Haley Jo ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Salutations

    Charlotte’s Web

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007
  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Aural Reports

    Wizard Rock No Kidding! The Hermoine Crookshanks experience sings Harry Potter to life

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007

    Friday's Headlines

    Faithful despite the crappy leadership: The Times sent three reporters out to get a reaction to recent priest sex-abuse scandals and found many Catholics angry, but steadfast in their faith. "It's not Christ in crisis . . . it's the institution," said one scholar. He's no angel, say the cops: Angel ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    Trendzilla

    Trendzilla dons sorting hat, fits right in with the Slytherins—being a reptile and all

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Boondoggle or Balloon-doogle?

    Last Friday Weekly web editor extraordinaire Janine Kahn and I were cordially treated to a fantastic voyage on the Irvine Great Park's $5 million big orange helium airship attraction. While publications like the OC Register and Los Angeles Times — a bunch of negative Nancies — dwell on the ballo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 7-13-07

    You probably thought I was going to say Harry Potter, and I thought so too, until about 2 a.m. last night. The new Harry Potter's fine -- better than fine, if you catch it in IMAX and see the 20 climactic minutes in 3-D. But it's also wildly inconsistent, with some scenes being really nicely direc ... More >>

  • Film

    July 12, 2007

    Dark Phoenix

    New Potter mines the depths of adolescent angst

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Harry Potter and the Fanboysandgirls

    Disclaimer: On the insistence of my best friend, I attended a midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix last night at the Irvine Spectrum. Five full theaters had sold out, and there were lines wrapping from Edwards through the Spectrum and down the street. (Almost) unbelievably ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 8, 2007

    Trendzilla

    Crusty band shirts

  • Culture

    February 1, 2007

    Blind Love

    Equus is still not your everyday horse show

  • Film

    August 17, 2006

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: Playtime

  • Culture

    March 30, 2006

    Once Is Enough

    Ginia Bellafante

  • Contents

    December 1, 2005
  • Film

    December 1, 2005

    The Good Book

    Aslan the lion vs. the lamb of God

  • Film

    November 17, 2005

    Four Wizards and a Funeral

    Harry Potter goes through growing pains

  • Columns

    July 14, 2005
  • Film

    June 3, 2004

    Wild About Harry

    Hogwarts redux again, with a difference

  • Columns

    March 11, 2004
  • Film

    November 28, 2002

    Uh-Oh, Its Magic

    Harry Potter and the muggle hordes

  • Culture

    November 14, 2002

    Wonderama!

    Michael Chabons Summerland

  • Film

    December 27, 2001

    Fantasyland

    How fantasy crept back into the cultural mainstream

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    A Walrus Shrugged

    AWOL One, the rapper laureate of La Habra

  • Film

    November 22, 2001

    Just Mild About Harry

    Potter putters through

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