Posts tagged "jk rowling"

Harry Potter-Themed Bar Opens In Toronto

Good news for adults who are of legal age to drink, but who still remain children inside!
The Lockhart is Harry Potter-themed bar that just opened in Toronto, Canada’s west end and it is wacky.
According to its co-owner Matt Rocks, the concept is a “casual neighborhood bar” that has a bunch of Harry Potter…

Katrin Higher / September 13, 2015

Author JK Rowling Shuts Down Idiot Troll Regarding Serena Williams

The majority of Twitter yesterday was in jubilant celebration of Serena Williams and her Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon. The hashtag #SerenaSlam went viral, and happiness abounded.
But, it wouldn’t be any kind of female victory without endless body shaming, now would it? A woman can’t get through one second of celebration without me…

Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

J.K. Rowling Has Published A New Story Checking In With 34-Year-Old Harry Potter

That collective shriek you hear are millenials freaking out over the new Harry Potter short story that J.K. Rowling posted on her Pottermore website today. The new story, written in the form of a gossip column, checks in with a 34-year-old graying, married Harry and his friends from Hogwarts at the Quidditch World Cup.

Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2014

J.K. Rowling Regrets The Ron And Hermione Romance

“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron. … I can hear the rage and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2014

JK Rowling Is Working On A “Harry Potter” Prequel — For The Stage!

Exciting news, Potterheads! JK Rowling has announced that she has teamed up with British theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender to create a stage version of “Harry Potter.” The upcoming play will focus on an as-yet-unexplored time in Harry’s life: his early childhood years “as an orphan and outcast” before he received that fateful letter…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 20, 2013

Potterheads, Rejoice! You Can Order Butterbeer At Starbucks

OK, it’s actually not quiiiiite that simple. Like, you can’t just go up to the counter and say, “Venti butterbeer, please!”, but thanks to the seasonal appearance of toffee nut syrup, you CAN order a Starbucks drink that tastes exactly like the butterbeer described in the Harry Potter books. Here’s the off-menu recipe for Muggle…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 10, 2013

Brand New Details On J.K. Rowling’s First Not-A-“Harry Potter”-Book “The Casual Vacancy”

About a month ago, when J.K. Rowling announced that she was moving publishing houses and penning her first novel that wasn’t a part of the Harry Potter series in some way, that was pretty much all we knew. Little, Brown would be putting the book out, it wouldn’t be tied to the Boy Who Lived, and it was going…

The Mary Sue / April 12, 2012

J.K. Rowling Might Write More Harry Potter Books — We Have Some Plot Ideas

J.K. Rowling celebrated Easter at the White House, reading to some kids and answering questions about the future of Harry Potter. According to the The Washington Post, Rowling said she doesn’t have explicit plans to write another Harry Potter tome, but she certainly hasn’t ruled out the idea. “Maybe 10 years from now,” she said.

Catherine Strawn / April 8, 2010

“Harry Potter” Scribe J.K. Rowling Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

Now don’t get jealous, Stephen King. Mattel has created a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling doll to honor the billionaire-ess author of the Harry Potter series. At last, a Barbie who can realistically afford all those clothes, the pink Corvette, and mortgage payments for the Barbie Dream House! The J.K. Rowling Barbie made her debut alongside a…

Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2010

Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince Is Totally Going To Be Tom Riddle’s Show

Yay! The first trailer for Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince is out. Who else besides Catherine is kind of hot for Tom Riddle/The Dark Lord?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Harvard Hates Harry Potter, Nudism, Women Voters, And Teen Sex On The Rise

Some Harvard grads were a little pissy that their Ivy League school invited Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to speak at commencement rather than, say, Bill Gates. Get over it, nerds, J.K. rules! [NPR]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2008