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Charter School modeled on UK School

Urban Prep, also known as “Hogwarts in the Hood,” is a charter school located in inner-city Chicago. According to its website, the similarities between Hogwarts and Urban Prep include school houses. Whereas the wizarding school has four houses–Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin–Urban Prep has six “Prides” that compete against each other for academic, athletic, and extracurricular [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Film Set Tragedies

If you’ve seen the movie based on Stephen King’s Pet Sematary Two, you probably remember the horrifying scene at the beginning when the actress is electrocuted on set while her son (Edward Furlong, back in his dreamy days) looks on. While that particular incident comes to us courtesy of Mr. King, film set tragedies aren’t [...]