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  • “Harry Potter’s” Jason Isaacs on Playing “Racist” Lucius Malfoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    “Lucius Malfoy espouses the language of racism and eugenics,” said Jason Isaacs, the British actor who has portrayed the Muggle-loathing wizard supremacist in seven of the eight “Harry Potter” films, concluding with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:  Part II,” opening...

  • “Harry Potter” Producer David Heyman’s Jewish Connection

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 14, 2011 | 4:52 pm

    As the final chapter in the boy wizard franchise “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” hits theatres July 15, producer David Heyman – who last spoke to me about his 2008 Holocaust film, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas—will be closing a 12-year chapter of his life.

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  • Show Celebrates Spectrum of Arlen Songs

    By Tom Tugend

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It'll be nostalgia time at the Ford Amphitheatre when Harold Arlen's greatest tunes come alive again for the concert "The Wonderful Wizard of Song."

    The show's title is a not-so-subtle allusion to "The Wizard of Oz," which featured Arlen's Oscar-winning hit, "Over the Rainbow."

    A...

  • Jewish Wizard Takes Flight in New Potter Book

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Are there Jews at Hogwarts? The world's most famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry might be muggle-free, but it is possible that it has an equal-opportunity policy for Jewish wizards.

    In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth of seven books in J.K. Rowling's...

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