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J.K. Rowling

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  • 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...
  • J.K. Rowling opens up in New York tonight

    J.K. Rowling opens up in New York tonight
    J.K. Rowling doesn't make many public appearances, so tonight's New York City event to publicize her new novel "The Casual Vacancy" is getting a lot of attention. Fellow novelist Ann Patchett will lead a conversation, and there will be a Q&A. If you're...
  • New Lemony Snicket book a disappointment

    New Lemony Snicket book a disappointment
    I have great respect for Daniel Handler, creator of the wildly popular Lemony Snicket books (and a fellow alum of Wesleyan University), but I couldn't help but feel let down at his newest: "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" When I was finished with the...
  • Dave Golonski's cultural timeline

    January 1993: Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States. April 1993: Dave Golonski is elected to the Burbank City Council during the city’s general election. At 34 years old, he receives 5,833 votes out of 9,961 cast....
  • 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...
  • Under a literary spell

    Under a literary spell
    As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
  • Islands of Adventure: Wizarding World of Harry Potter turns 2

    Islands of Adventure: Wizarding World of Harry Potter turns 2
    Where were you two years ago? I was smack in the middle of Hogsmeade, watching throngs of Islands of Adventure guests stream into the theme park for the official opening day of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My chief memory of that day is the image...
  • Universal Orlando ponders how to take full advantage of Wizarding World's popularity

    Universal Orlando ponders how to take full advantage of Wizarding World's popularity
    When "60 Minutes" profiled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg earlier this month, the TV piece included a look at some of Zuckerberg's personal posts online. They showed that the 26-year-old billionaire, whose website has more than 500 million users, had...
  • After a year, Harry Potter fans think the world of Wizarding World

    After a year, Harry Potter fans think the world of Wizarding World
    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...
  • More from the first anniversary of Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    More from the first anniversary of Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    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...
  • 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?...