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J.K. Rowling

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  • ‘Game of Thrones’: HBO fantasy series gets its own beer

     
    HBO's “Game of Thrones” has done an amazing job re-creating George R.R. Martin's fantasy world on-screen, but one aspect it ......
  • Picture it: 5 million butterbeers sold at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

     
    Universal Orlando celebrated the sale of 5 million butterbeers by giving away 1,000 of the foam-topped beverages to Islands of Adventure guests on Wednesday. The drink, which debuted with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in June 2010, has become a...
  • How to sock it to yourself

    How to sock it to yourself
    Because I have somehow (sadly) become one of those people who gets his news through Twitter, I was recently confused at an explosion of outrage on my feed over something called "sock puppetry." I couldn't imagine why the long-departed Shari Lewis would...
  • J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller

    J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller
    J.K. Rowling's first stab at adult literature, "The Casual Vacancy," won't be released until Thursday, but it's already headed to the top of the best seller lists. It's currently at #3 by Amazon and #2 by Barnes & Noble. Not a bad start. Of course,...
  • Rowling's adult novel lacks magic, some critics say

    Rowling's adult novel lacks magic, some critics say
    LONDON (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling's first foray into adult fiction was bound to be compared to her wildly successful Harry Potter series, and, while "The Casual Vacancy" has earned mixed reviews, for some critics the magic has worn off. The Casual Vacancy,...
  • 'You Were Never Really Here': Nine-10ths of a single?

    'You Were Never Really Here': Nine-10ths of a single?
    When readers meet Joe, a former Marine and ex-FBI agent who's now a freelance detective and hired gun, he's fighting off an attacker in an alley. After a tough altercation, Joe throws the assailant's body behind a dumpster, lifts his money clip and...
  • Burb's Eye View: Fictional game can result in real bruises

    Burb's Eye View: Fictional game can result in real bruises
    Chris Chavez cranks his arm back while palming a deflated volleyball. His other hand grips a broomstick positioned between his legs. He eyes his target: a 39-inch rubber hoop mounted to some PVC pipe. Before releasing his ball, he has to maneuver around...
  • Biblioracle: When it's time to re-read

    Biblioracle: When it's time to re-read
    I'm looking at the shelves in my living room and I stopped counting at 140 books with three shelves to go. That's just one room where I stash books. There's two others, plus an office, plus some boxes I've never unpacked, not to mention the digital bits...
  • Best-sellers

    Best-sellers
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Notorious Nineteen" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam, $28). Stephanie Plum is back on the case and searching for a missing man who has been accused of embezzling millions from an assisted-living facility. Last week: — 2....
  • First editions: A rare present

    First editions: A rare present
    Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...
  • Biblioracle: Breaking up with a book

    Biblioracle: Breaking up with a book
    Repeat after me. It's OK … If I stop reading a book … Before I've finished it. If my informal survey of people I run into on a weekly basis is accurate, then 70 percent of you are reacting in horror, 20 percent are nodding in...