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J.K. Rowling returns to detective work with ‘The Silkworm’


At first glance, Cormoran Strike sounds like a Frankenstein’s Monster of character qualities: imaginatively named, dedicated private investigator, missing half of one leg due to military service in Afghanistan, unwanted son of a rock star, armed with an uncanny memory, physically intimidating but internally sensitive. In the hands of a lesser writer, Strike would be a cardboard cutout. Luckily, J.K. Rowling can really write.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

The ‘Harry Potter’ spin-offs


The internet left one mighty fine Easter egg for Potterheads around the world when Pottermore’s website released an article from the Daily Prophet written by Rita Skeeter. Of course, the puppet master Rita was actually J.K. Rowling in disguise.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Harry Potter battles graying hair in new short story


J.K. Rowling can’t seem to stop dropping one “Harry Potter” shocker after another.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

2nd thriller due from Rowling alter ego Galbraith

British author J.K. Rowling AP FILE PHOTO

J.K. Rowling is back with a novel involving a writer whose acid-tipped pen may have led to murder.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

In defense of ‘Harmony’


Are you Team Harry or Team Ron? This week, J.K. Rowling expressed having second thoughts on her decision regarding the love lives of the “Harry Potter” main characters. She said Harry and Hermione Granger should have ended up together.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »