Fiona Shaw on Killing Eve, Harry Potter, and “walking into people’s imaginations”

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The actor: Fiona Shaw is a capital-T thespian, an actor and director who’s done productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, played canonical roles like Electra and Hedda Gabler, and garnered acclaim and accolades in a solo recitation of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. Moviegoers first became…

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https://tv.avclub.com/fiona-shaw-on-killing-eve-harry-potter-and-walking-i-1833946368

Magical Smart Home Upgrade Lets Muggles Control Their Homes With a Wand Too

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When his son asked for a Harry Potter themed birthday, Adam Thole decided to borrow an idea from Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter which lets visitors cast spells using interactive wands. The results are quite possibly the most magical smart home upgrade you’ve ever seen, and one that’s not…

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https://gizmodo.com/magical-smart-home-upgrade-lets-muggles-control-their-h-1833941228

These Pop Culture Mini-Portraits Are Truly a Sight to Behold 

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Size matters, especially in the world of pop culture art. Collectors can only buy and display so many full size movie posters before running out of wall space. And once that happens, their eyes may turn to smaller, but equally awesome pieces. Lots of artists’ work fits that bill—but a new, up-and-coming talent has his…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/these-pop-culture-mini-portraits-are-truly-a-sight-to-b-1833211011

Hagrid Leads a Magical Ride in the Newest Wizarding World of Harry Potter Attraction

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Time to start planning your next trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, because there’s a brand-new ride opening this summer. According to the amusement park, it’ll be a new rollercoaster called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, opening June 13.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/hagrid-leads-a-magical-ride-in-the-newest-wizarding-wor-1832793769

Javier Grillo-Marxuach Takes on Fandom’s Generation Gap in ‘The Audacity of Being Jaded’

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Javier Grillo-Marxuach is beloved by genre fans for the many TV shows he’s had a hand in writing and producing—including Lost, The 100, the Xena reboot that sadly never was, and the upcoming Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. A few years back, he released a book of essays about his time in the TV trenches, and he just…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/javier-grillo-marxuach-takes-on-fandoms-generation-gap-1832468380

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Plays Out on Your Toyshelf, and More of the Coolest Toys of the Week

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of all the latest toys threatening the contents of our wallets lately. It’s a new year, which means new toys! We’ve got an early look at the next line of Game of Thrones figures, Snape hits Figuarts’ Harry Potter line, and Medicom takes on the King of Atlantis. Check it out!

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/godzilla-king-of-the-monsters-plays-out-on-your-toyshe-1831503421