July 19, 2007 |
The assault on the "Harry Potter" embargo continued Wednesday, as Scholastic Inc., publisher of the blockbuster series, revealed that as many as 1,200 copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" were delivered the day before to readers who bought the books from an online company, in apparent violation of an agreement by retailers not to sell any copies until midnight Friday.
October 12, 1993 |
Ferdi Serim and his students had been checking the computer screen for days, anxiously awaiting word from a Russian friend who had returned to Moscow--just in time for the city's bloodiest explosion of political violence since the Bolshevik Revolution. Finally, the welcome transmission began to roll by: "To: Ferdi. Re: Peace and Safety to you and yours. Thank you for your solidarity: Please find some recent news."