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J.K. Rowling

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  • Fiction's worst families: Take the quiz

    Thanksgiving is one of the biggest family holidays of the year, a time for celebration — or regret, depending on the kind of family you’re born into. “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own...
  • 'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic

    'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic
    It's hardly shocking that the most fully realized characters in "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, are the youngest. Fats Wall, Krystal Weedon, Gaia Bawden, Andrew Price, Sukhvinder Jawanda: Even the names are vaguely...
  • Michael Connelly video chat: Harry Bosch and 'The Black Box'

    Michael Connelly video chat: Harry Bosch and 'The Black Box'
    Bestselling author Michael Connelly joined the Los Angeles Times for a video chat on the publication day of his new mystery, "The Black Box." In the book, set in present day, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch investigates a cold case: a murder committed during...
  • Dalkey Archive posts world's wackiest job listing

    Dalkey Archive posts world's wackiest job listing
    On Wednesday, the Dalkey Archive Press posted an announcement in its employment section. Founding publisher John O'Brien, it said, will be stepping down. He's been with the press, which is known for publishing books that are avant-garde and experimental,...
  • Stephen Colbert teases Malcolm Gladwell about his hair [video]

    If you weren't watching the Colbert Report on Tuesday night, you missed Stephen Colbert poking fun at author Malcolm Gladwell's shock of curly hair. Gladwell, for his part, looked kind of uncomfortable, and didn't even try to make a hair joke in return....
  • Not Just For Kids: 'The Peculiar' by Stefan Bachmann is a fantastical tale

    -------------------- The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up -------------------- The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the...
  • The Magic Castle's Milt Larsen: Why humans need magic

    The Magic Castle's Milt Larsen: Why humans need magic
    Milt Larsen is a master of two kinds of magic. There's the abracadabra kind that his magician parents brought him up on, and the sort he began practicing with his late brother, Bill — the magic of preserving buildings, including the Variety Arts...
  • Ex-tabloid editors Brooks, Coulson in court for British phone-hacking case

     
    A dozen defendants in a landmark phone-hacking inquiry tied to Rupert Murdoch's News International newspaper group appeared in London's Central Criminal Court for pre-trial hearings....
  • ‘Harry Potter:’ J.K. Rowling debuts ‘Azkaban’ extras on Pottermore

     
    J.K. Rowling has a little holiday gift for Harry Potter fans. The first seven chapters of “Harry Potter and the ......
  • ‘Game of Thrones’: New photos offer sneak peak at Season 3

     
    HBO's “Game of Thrones” doesn't return for its third season until March 31, but a new round of photos reveals ......
  • An unpleasant, and puzzling, experience at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

     
    What if you spent a boatload of money to build a beautiful, high-tech, world-class attraction – and then didn’t let your paying guests enjoy all of it? That was the question running through my mind after a recent visit to Islands of Adventure&...