| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Richard M. Daley may have been an opponent of a Chicago casino during his 22-year mayoral tenure, but now "Citizen Daley" not only seems in favor of a jackpot joint in the city limits, but he may put a group together to apply for the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Melissa Rajala was never afraid to make the midnight trek to the bookstore to pick up the newest book of the Harry Potter series as soon as it hit the shelves, even if she didn’t fit J.K. Rowling’s primary demographic.
“I was one of the...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 9:12 PM
One hundred college teams "swooped" down on Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island, Saturday to compete for the 2011 Quidditch World Cup. "Quidditch," for the uninitiated, is the fictional sport developed by J.K. Rowling for her wildly popular Harry Potter...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:33 AM
J.K. Rowling's first book aimed at adults will be called "The Casual Vacancy," and will be released Sept. 27, her British publisher announced today.
Of course, Rowling's Harry Potter series appealed to kids and adults alike, so she comes with a ready-...
| Dec 4, 2011
Thank J.K. Rowling for starting the kid's book craze with "Harry Potter" and Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" saga for perpetuating the trend that has more adults reading children's titles than ever before. The year 2011 has seen an explosion of books...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Hogwarts is coming to Hollywood.
Universal Studios is planning to build a replica of its successful Florida Harry Potter theme park in Los Angeles, said people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
A contract between...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Families swarmed the lawn of the Americana at Brand on Saturday for the unbeatable combination of Lego toys and Harry Potter paraphernalia.
The park at the center of the outdoor mall was the site of a Harry Potter Build-Off, a national competition in...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Oh, that J.K. Rowling—what a tease! This week the "Harry Potter" author revealed pottermore.com, a mysterious new website that has further confused her fans already emotional over the fact that they're less than one month away from the last Potter...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 1:33 PM
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which marks its first birthday today, has established an enthusiastic theme park following, the kind seen for the books and films featuring a boy wizard created by author J.K. Rowling.
Visitors to Universal's...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:19 AM
Universal Orlando marked the anniversary of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a confetti-streamers-butterbeer moment at 9:23 a.m. on Saturday -- one year after it officially opened last spring at Islands of Adventure theme park. Universal is...