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The Millennium Trilogy : Opinion Brief
W's cleavage-baring shot contradicts author Stieg Larsson's conception of Lizbeth Salander as a deliberately asexual creature, says the New York Daily News.

Rooney Mara's extreme 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' makeover

Have the right haircut, numerous piercings, and bleached eyebrows convincingly turned Rooney Mara into the Stieg Larsson heroine, Lisbeth Salander?

 
The Millennium Trilogy : Best Column
One appeal of Stieg Larsson's novels may be their tech savvy plot lines featuring Apple PowerBook-equipped protagonists.

Is Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy overrated?

In The New Yorker, Joan Acocella tries to come to terms with the immense popularity of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its successors, despite their glaring faults

 
The Twilight Phenomenon : Best Column
Some parents are just happy to see their kids immersed in a book, any book.

Kids are reading more (but 'Twilight' doesn't count)

Hooray! Kids are devouring books, says Nicole Russell in The American Spectator. Too bad the books they favor are worthless, violent, and execrably written

 
Avatar : Opinion Brief
A Na'vi from "Avatar"

The 'bizarre' 'Avatar'-themed wedding

Chinese officials are selling Na'vi-themed weddings in the beautiful forests that inspired the film "Avatar." So why are some critics blue?

 
Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
"Harry Potter" has rebellious teens, dark magic, and a good orphan story. What's not to like?

Why we love Harry Potter: 5 theories

With the latest Potter film out this weekend, commentators are musing about the saga as a whole. What draws us back to Hogwarts?

 
Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
In the running for "most incomprehensible movie of the year"?

Is 'Harry Potter 7' only for hardcore fans?

The latest installment in the wizard movie franchise makes no attempt to bring casual fans up to speed, say critics. Is it worth watching anyway?

 
Harry Potter : Fact Sheet
Daniel Radcliffe admitted to taking two pairs of Harry Potter's glasses as a memento of the wizardly saga.

The 'Harry Potter' phenomenon: 7 surprising facts

Stolen books? Tie-in tombstones? Pixar versions? As the penultimate "Harry Potter" movie hits the big screen, here's a look at the saga's impact on the real world

 
Harry Potter : Controversy
Author J.K. Rowling gave her hero, Harry Potter, a snowy owl because she considers it "the most beautiful" of all owls.

India's owl-population crisis: Is Harry Potter to blame?

A pet-owl craze is sweeping India, and wild birds are in decline. Are the boy wizard and his own pet owl, Hedwig, behind the problem?

 
The Dark Knight Rises : Forecast
Michelle Pfeiffer played Catwoman in Tim Burton's 'Batman Returns.' Some early casting calls have fans wondering if Chris Nolan will resurrect the cat suit.

The next Batman villain: 5 theories

It's not the Riddler, says Christopher Nolan of the antagonist in his second Batman sequel, tentatively titled "The Dark Knight Rises." Who will it be then?

 
Avatar : Instant Guide
Avatars will take to the deep sea for the anticipated sequel.

The 'Avatar' sequels: An instant guide

James Cameron is taking his cameras underwater for two sequels to his sci-fi juggernaut, and filming could start as early as next year

 
Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
The New York University Quidditch team takes "home field advantage" at the Quidditch World Cup this November.

Harry Potter's Quidditch: A real college sport?

After taking up an Earth-bound version of the fictional flying game, students are lobbying the NCAA to recognize it as a legitimate college sport

 
The Millennium Trilogy : Instant Guide
Larsson reportedly planned to include ten books in the series.

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' series: An unpublished sequel?

Yes, say new reports, Stieg Larsson did write another book — apparently set in the Canadian arctic. Will fans will ever get to read it?

 
The Millennium Trilogy : Fact Sheet
Mara appeared briefly in Youth in Revolt, and played the lead role of Nancy in the recent remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street.

Who is Rooney Mara, the world's newest movie star?

The 25-year-old is the surprise choice to play Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood version of "The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo." But what else do we know about her?

 
The Millennium Trilogy : Twitter Take
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The latest Tweets about 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Unfiltered, real-time commentary from the world at large

 
The Millennium Trilogy : The List
Stockholm: The big destination for "Millenium" readers

7 highlights from 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' tour of Stockholm

Devotees of Stieg Larsson's hit 'Millennium' novels are making pilgrimages to the many real-life Swedish locations featured in the books

 
The Twilight Phenomenon : Controversy
Twilight: Eclipse

'Twilight': Why the movies are better than the books

You'd have to pay me to pick up another Twilight novel, says Dana Stevens at Slate. But the new film Eclipse offers real insight into what it's like to be a teenage girl

 
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