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Open Thread: Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

Open Thread: Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

June 27, 2017

Image via Warner Bros.

If, today, you encountered social media, a periodical, or—in any likelihood—another person, you undoubtedly learned, quickly, that this was no common Monday. Or perhaps you already knew. In any case, exactly twenty years ago, J.K. Rowling’s …

Open Thread: Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

Open Thread: Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

June 27, 2017

Image via Warner Bros.

If, today, you encountered social media, a periodical, or—in any likelihood—another person, you undoubtedly learned, quickly, that this was no common Monday. Or perhaps you already knew. In any case, exactly twenty years ago, J.K. Rowling’s …

Open Thread: Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

Open Thread: Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

June 27, 2017

Image via Warner Bros.

If, today, you encountered social media, a periodical, or—in any likelihood—another person, you undoubtedly learned, quickly, that this was no common Monday. Or perhaps you already knew. In any case, exactly twenty years ago, J.K. Rowling’s …

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Open Thread: Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

Open Thread: Happy 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter

Lifestyle June 27, 2017 at 3:04 am

Image via Warner Bros.

If, today, you encountered social media, a periodical, or—in any likelihood—another person, you undoubtedly learned, quickly, that this was no common Monday. Or perhaps you already knew. In any case, exactly twenty years ago, J.K. Rowling’s …

States Must Aid Some Church Programs, Justices Rule

States Must Aid Some Church Programs, Justices Rule

News June 26, 2017 at 8:12 pm

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states must sometimes provide aid to religious groups even when their state constitutions call for a strict separation of church and state. The decision concerned a state program to make playgrounds …

Matthew Gray Gubler’s Poignant Performance On ‘Criminal Minds’ As Spencer Reid [Opinion]

Matthew Gray Gubler’s Poignant Performance On ‘Criminal Minds’ As Spencer Reid [Opinion]

News June 26, 2017 at 5:13 pm

Matthew Gray Gubler has contributed tremendously to Criminal Minds this season in terms of an extended story that showcases his considerable talents as an actor. Gubler is digging deep in order to portray Dr. Spencer Reid in his darkest hour.…

Oil extends gains as dollar and U.S. stocks fall

Oil extends gains as dollar and U.S. stocks fall

News June 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing oil hub, in Cushing, Okla., in this file photo. (© Nick Oxford / Reuters)

Oil prices rose for a second day on Thursday, supported by U.S. data showing crude …

Trump vows to appeal immigration ban ruling to Supreme Court

Trump vows to appeal immigration ban ruling to Supreme Court

News June 26, 2017 at 11:19 am

President Donald Trump during a meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru, at the White House in Washington, Feb. 24, 2017. (DOUG MILLS/NYT)

A defiant Donald Trump has pledged to appeal against a federal judge’s order placing an immediate …

AP: Authorities delayed investigating gay ‘demons’ case

AP: Authorities delayed investigating gay ‘demons’ case

News June 26, 2017 at 8:26 am

In this Friday, May 19, 2017 photo, Matthew Fenner stands with his aunt, Lynn Rape, outside the Rutherford County Courthouse after a hearing on his case against Word of Faith Fellowship church in Rutherfordton, N.C…. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

SPINDALE, N.C. …

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House

News June 26, 2017 at 5:31 am

WASHINGTON — When Rex W. Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, arrived in Washington five months ago to become the secretary of state, his boosters said he brought two valuable assets to a job that had usually gone …

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

News June 26, 2017 at 2:31 am

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off yesterday through low- lying fog at 1.25 pm pacific daylight time (PDT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles. (Representative image Reuters)

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from …

Discover the magic that exists outdoors

Discover the magic that exists outdoors

Lifestyle June 25, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Learn how to spend time outside for no purpose other than spending time outside.

I write a lot of articles about how to get outside. Mostly these consist of ideas for how to pass the time until you can return …

‘Moonlight’ to Stream on Amazon Prime Video Exclusively Under A24 Renewal

‘Moonlight’ to Stream on Amazon Prime Video Exclusively Under A24 Renewal

News June 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm

“Moonlight,” this year’s Oscar winner for best picture, will stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video under an extension of the ecommerce giant’s pact with studio A24.

The multiyear deal, an extension of the 2013 pact between the two companies, will …