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J.K. Rowling

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  • J.K. Rowling, Kate Middleton, Adele among Britain's most inspirational women

     
    "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling made a very important list, along with Kate Middleton, Adele, and some other well known British women. They were found the most inspirational Brits to women taking a survey....
  • London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London

    London Olympics: 10 day trips outside London
    Ticket holders at this summer's Olympic Games will have something in common with non-sporting London visitors: At some point, they will want to flee the jam-packed capital. Luckily, escaping the madding crowds is as easy as hopping on a train. As a Brit...
  • Taxpayers paid $152,000 for a single copy of a book

    Taxpayers paid $152,000 for a single copy of a book
    Poor Mike Haridopolos. Our very own state Senate president is becoming a national joke. Everyone from Fox News to the Washington Post is now scrutinizing the Merritt Island Republican who desperately wants to be Florida's next U.S. Senator. Why?...
  • Book review: 'The Oracle of Stamboul' by Michael David Lukas

    Book review: 'The Oracle of Stamboul' by Michael David Lukas
    The Oracle of Stamboul A Novel Michael David Lukas Harper: 294 pp., $24.99 Michael David Lukas' beguiling first novel starts with a familiar storyline, the hero's journey that underpins epic fantasy series such as "The Chronicles of Narnia" (C.S....
  • Creating a wax museum

    NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists. As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...
  • Word Play: Calling all dark lords, wizards and orphans

    Word Play: Calling all dark lords, wizards and orphans
    British children's fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones died last month while I was busy reading "The Emerald Atlas" for review, so it was inevitable that her spirit should haunt my reading. Jones is often cited as the forerunner of J.K. Rowling as the...
  • After Universal strikes gold with a wand, Disney pulls out a light saber

    After Universal strikes gold with a wand, Disney pulls out a light saber
    After a year in which Universal Orlando rode the popularity of Harry Potter to record heights, Walt Disney World is pinning its fortunes this summer on the one intellectual property with which the boy wizard is most often compared: Star Wars. Disney next...
  • Check It Out: Audio adventures for children

    In the popular Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke, several characters have the ability to bring book characters to life — just by reading aloud the words on a page: "Mo could paint pictures in the empty air with his voice alone." Thanks to modern...
  • Who's your favorite literary mama?

    Who's your favorite literary mama?
    Mother's Day is Sunday, and in celebration some of Printers Row's regular contributors discussed their favorite literary moms. Julia Keller: Laura Bodey from "Gain" by Richard Powers   Literature includes good mothers and bad mothers, angelic mothers...
  • Does Naperville have it all?

    Does Naperville have it all?
    Chicago has no shortage of household-name suburbs. Oak Park, Berwyn, Schaumburg, Evanston -- those are all fine and good. But for whatever reason, mention Naperville, even in passing, and you're going to get a reaction. Depending on who's in on the...
  • Young adult books at Printers Row Lit Fest

    Young adult books at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Calling young readers - and grown-ups who read those types of books. Printers Row Lit Fest is the place for you! Our programming this year reflects the explosion in wonderful books for young readers who are beginning to develop their own taste in...