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Happy Birthday to Fred & George’s alter egos!

“Blown up a toilet? We’ve never blown up a toilet. Great idea though, thanks, Mum.“  Fred & George Weasley, as they departed for their third year at Hogwarts. When J.K. Rowling was asked if the actors in the films influenced her image of the characters as she wrote the rest of the books, she more!

Harry Potter and the surprisingly poignant literary theme

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

By J. Andrew Deman,, Professor, University of Waterloo. The theme at the core of Rowling’s wizarding world speaks directly to a universal human reality: The struggle to come to terms with our mortality.... The post Harry Potter and the surprisingly poignant literary theme appeared first on...

GIVEAWAY: BBC One’s ‘Strike: The Silkworm’ DVD & Review

As reported previously on Leaky, BBC One and Warner Bros Home Entertainment released their adaptation of J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm on DVD in the U.K. this week, which comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette. See our review of the season below, as well as details of our giveaway at the end of this piece, which more!

How Much Magic Can ‘Harry Potter’ Make?

The Broadway home for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ has been rebuilt in the hope that it will run for many, many years. So why is J.K. Rowling worried?

Here's 1 emoji you definitely shouldn't tweet at J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling often goes after people on Twitter, but usually she reserves her magical takedowns for trolls or politicians. Not today, though. This morning, the subject of her wrath was something entirely different: an emoji. SEE ALSO: 11 times J.K. Show More Summary

BBC One Releases Official ‘Strike: Career Of Evil’ Air Date & Trailer

Fans of BBC One’s TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s bestselling Cormoran Strike crime series will be pleased to know that Career Of Evil will air on BBC One very soon! As previously announced on Leaky, rumors were circulating about a late-February release of the third series of the show, and the exact more!

Harry Potter Fans Deserve An Openly Gay Dumbledore

last weekNews : The Newsroom

A decade after J.K. Rowling revealed that she “always thought of [Hogwarts Headmaster Albus] Dumbledore as gay,” LGBTQ fans of Harry Potter and their allies are still waiting to see themselves truly reflected in the Potter franchise’s stories.

Neural Network Generates Authentic-Sounding Insect Names

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets :

The hairy spittlebug and western black norpher are not creatures from a Roald Dahl or J.K. Rowling book. They’re the next best thing: insect names generated by a neural network. Following experiments in […] The post Neural Network Generates Authentic-Sounding Insect Names appeared first on

Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's Fear of Queer

The Harry Potter author has hurt fans with what some see as the "straightwashing" of Dumbledore. Jessie Gender asks Rowling some pertinent questions in an open letter.

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Books Just Hit An Incredible Milestone

No matter how much Harry Potter is associated with various media, the books will always be what started it all. And now the Harry Potter book series has hit yet another massive milestone.

Dumbledore Will Not Be 'Explicitly' Gay In Fantastic Beasts, And Fans Are FUCKING LIVID!

So yeah, remember that whole thing where J.K. Rowling FINALLY offered LGBT fans of the Harry Potter universe a bit of representation by saying Dumbledore was gay. Only, you know, never mentioning it in the books, just after the fact? Well, it looks like the Fantastic Beasts films will continue that "don't ask, don't spell" policy with [...]

The Realest Thing On This Week's '9-1-1': The Collapsed Dance Floor

3 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

"In a month, it'll end up being a fun hate watch." - Dustin Rowles Is this it? Have we hit the tipping point, and it's all downhill from here? Or is the show still finding its footing? Honestly, that's the...

J.K. Rowling Puts Fans on Mute Over Fantastic Beasts 2 Dumbledore Controversy

3 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

J.K. Rowling shut down fan criticism after fans attacked her for the fact that Fantastic Beasts 2 won't explicitly address Dumbledore's sexuality.

Fantastic Beasts Sequel Director Addresses Dumbledore’s Sexuality

J.K. Rowling and director David Yates talk Dumbledore's sexuality. The post Fantastic Beasts Sequel Director Addresses Dumbledore’s Sexuality appeared first on

J.K. Rowling Snaps at Fans Outraged Over ‘Not Explicitly Gay’ Dumbledore

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yesterday, news broke that David Yates, the director of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will “not explicitly” reference young Dumbledore’s sexual orientation. Last year, author J.K. Rowling hinted that Dumbledore’… Read The post J.K. Rowling Snaps at Fans Outraged Over ‘Not Explicitly Gay’ Dumbledore appeared first on Towleroad.

J.K. Rowling's Response To The Latest 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Outrage Is Painfully Predictable

3 weeks agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has responded to the outcry over director David Yates's comment that Albus Dumbledore will not be "explicitly gay" in the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel. And her answer is what we'd expect...

J.K. Rowling Tells Fans Upset Over Dumbledore’s Straightwashing to Be Quiet or Be Blocked

J.K. Rowling Tells Fans Upset Over Dumbledore’s Straightwashing to Be Quiet or Be Blocked 'Fantastic Beasts' author J.K. Rowling responded to fans upset that the upcoming film will 'not explicitly' depict the homosexuality of a gay character Hornet Stories - Hornet Stories bring you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

J.K. Rowling Had a Snarky Response to 'Fantastic Beasts' Criticism

After years of being a darling in progressive circles, J.K. Rowling has found herself the subject of some people's ire. First, it was the decision not to fire Johnny Depp, and now, it's what some critics see as a representation problem. Show More Summary

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