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J.K. Rowling

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  • In Theory: Interpreting the Harry Potter series

    Q. With the Harry Potter movies wrapped up, a blogger has published an article calling the main character “one of the most Christian symbols of modern pop culture.” Writing on RelevantMagazine.com, Ryan Hamm argues that, for all the criticism...
  • Review: 'Clive Barker: The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies'

    Review: 'Clive Barker: The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies'
    A collection of a writer's prefaces and random prose pieces often feels like the mustard-stained bread crusts on a child's plate after lunch. Nutritive quality? Low. Value? Marginal. Overall response? Ugh. That verdict, fortunately, doesn't apply to...
  • Harry's education, and yours: A father sends his son off to college, with wisdom from a boy wizard

    Harry's education, and yours: A father sends his son off to college, with wisdom from a boy wizard
    To Zac, my son: As you prepare to enter college, one of your childhood pleasures — the "Harry Potter" books and movies — is ending in theaters around the world. What a journey author J.K. Rowling provided for you and millions of young...
  • Disney to build multiple-attraction 'Avatar' land in Animal Kingdom theme park

    Disney to build multiple-attraction 'Avatar' land in Animal Kingdom theme park
         The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide.    ...
  • Disney and Avatar: A parntership made in Fantasyland?

    Disney and Avatar: A parntership made in Fantasyland?
    Tuesday’s big announcement from Disney that it is partnering with James Cameron to bring his film Avatar to life at Walt Disney World caused me to question right away: Is Avatar kid-friendly enough to be a Disney hit? While it was a record-grossing...
  • Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"

    Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"
    LONDON (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles "back from the dead." Bloomsbury Reader has signed up a string of...
  • Unclassified Info: The hard reality behind censorship

    I have three words for Glendale Unified School District officials and those parents who seek to ban Truman Capote’s masterpiece “In Cold Blood” from being added to the English curriculum. Get. Over. It. Yes, the novel depicts an almost...
  • Q&A: Neville Longbottom nerdy no more

    Q&A: Neville Longbottom nerdy no more
    RedEye met Lewis on the day the film came out in the U.S., which was also the day after a night at Studio Paris and Hub 51 left him tweeting, “I am very hungover. I am very busy. This is an ill-advised combination. Chicago, my apologies.” No...
  • J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!

    J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!
    Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly. The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place,"...
  • Quidditch World Cup Takes Over Randall's Island

    Quidditch World Cup Takes Over Randall's Island
    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...
  • Recommended for all ages

    Recommended for all ages
    All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come. "Frog and Toad All Year" by...