10 July 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: Harry and the Potters

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

30 April 2019

Q&A: TSO Harry Potter Conductor Evan Mitchell

By // Cinema Music

The Sony Centre and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are partnering again for the continuation of Harry Potter Film Concert Series with The Order of the Phoenix (the 5th, for those …

03 September 2017

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

By // Theatre (London)

One afternoon in 1998, the awkward 12 year-old that was me trudged home from middle school to discover a gift sitting on the table. A children’s librarian had recommended that …

29 December 2015

Puffs: Third or Nothing

By // Theatre (New York)

Spoiler Alert: Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a parody of Harry Potter. If you have avoided learning the major plot …

23 December 2014

On Stage in TO: Childish Fun

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Potted Potter (Starvox Entertainment/Potted Productions) In the second international tour of this two-man 70-minute reverential romp, creator/performers Dan & Jeff (Clarkson & Turner) are replaced by Ben & James (Stratton …

22 September 2013

The Cuckoo’s Calling by JK…er…Robert Galbraith

By // Books

Like most people my age, I grew up devouring and living for the Harry Potter books. Like most people my age, I learned a lot of important valuable life lessons …

29 March 2013

Here’s to you, Hector

By // Cinema

It’s strange to write this- a friend and I were literally talking about him just two days ago. We don’t make a habit of announcing every celebrity death on this …

15 December 2012

The Casual Vacancy

By // Books

Being a 20something human with an intact soul and a love for the idea of children reading, it pretty much goes without saying that I love Harry Potter. I don’t …

18 February 2012

Potted Potter; My Funny Valentine

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I had the best Valentine’s Day ever! Because I got to spend it with Dan & Jeff* and Harry Potter. What started as an Edinburgh Fringe show has brought the …


05 July 2011

Books, Music and Love Stories…sigh

By // Books

We’ve been trying to find the most fitting way of introducing My Bookshelf readers to our newest site, My Music. Lo and behold, the perfect answer fell into our laps. …

06 August 2010

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By // Books

I think there’s a good subset of fans who consider Chamber of Secrets the weakest of the series. I have always been a part of this group. So it was …

21 July 2010

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

By // Books

Perhaps it seems redundant to you to read yet another article about Harry Potter, especially three years after the final book came out. However, one of the singular joys of …

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