| Feb 13, 2013
Harry Potter is getting a makeover — no magic wand necessary. A new cover for “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's ......
| Mar 9, 2013
At the Bath Literature Festival on Friday, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was asked whether she'd ever consider writing a prequel to the beloved wizard novels. Perhaps she'd like to tell the tale of James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter...
| Feb 19, 2013
"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....
| Jul 8, 2012
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...
| Mar 13, 2011
The Oracle of Stamboul
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....
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:40 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2011
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...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 6:49 PM
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.
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:33 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 8:09 PM
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.
| Nov 10, 2010
| 3:14 PM
Wrenched. Twisted. Stumped.
Students jotted down these words and others that caught their attention as they listened to a passage of Harry Potter amid the crinkle of candy wrappers being opened around the room.
The exercise was to pinpoint the action...