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Sunday, June 29, 2003

Interesting cultural analysis from the New York Times of the Harry Potter phenonmenon. Gives a history to how the books were originally published and promoted, and gives kids credit for being discerning readers:

This is a lesson that seems to be lost on a cynical entertainment industry that places Pavlovian marketing above creativity, on the assumption that young consumers don't know the difference. Many of them do know the difference. There is a lot for grownups to learn and those in Hollywood most of all by reading the books, not merely the grosses, spawned by Harry Potter.


6:42:54 PM        Books The Arts