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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

Before we talk about the new movie of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, I’d like to say something to all the Potter haters out there: Until you actually read all the books, shut up. Really. And yes, I’m talking to you, Henry Rollins. Smarter people than you have read and loved these books. If you hate the movies, on the other hand, hate away. We Potter-ites understand, we really do. We hate the movies too.

Cool It

The controversial Danish ecologist and social scientist Bjørn Lomborg is pursuing a positioning strategy that’s been increasingly popular in recent years. He says he’s aiming for the center of the heated debate on climate change.

Fair Game

Adapted from the memoir by Valerie Plame Wilson, Fair Game offers two movies for the price of one. The first is a marital drama with Sean Penn and Naomi Watts (in their third film together) as Joe and Valerie Wilson, a couple with an unusual strain on their happiness. She works for the CIA as an NOC, an undercover officer who frequently travels overseas under an assumed identity. She of course can’t talk about her work, and anytime she leaves the house Joe doesn’t know where she’s going, how long she’ll be gone, and when—or if—she’ll be back.

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