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There’s A Depressing Fan Theory About Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Class

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Three years after the first Harry Potter novel came out, J.K. Rowling told inquiring minds that there were about 1,000 students in Hogwarts. But the math has not added up for fans over the years when it comes to Harry Potter's class size in particular. Show More Summary

A Harry Potter Theory That Both Explains Harry's Tiny Class and Will Ruin Your Day

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever wonder how there could only be about 18 Gryffindors in Harry’s Hogwarts class and that J.K. Rowling has said there were 1,000 students at the school? Well, a fan theory has an answer... a depressing, depressing answer. Read mor...

The Many Ways George R.R. Martin, J.K. Rowling, and Other Creators Defend Killing Their Characters

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We live in a time where it is easier than ever to complain about a plot development you don’t like. Writers, directors, creators—they’re all asked constantly about the deaths of their characters, but they all have their reasons. It’s just some are more acceptable than others. Read more...

Warick Davis Goes One-on-One with Lumos CEO

It seems sort of symbolic that JK Rowling, who made her fortunes writing a story about the good and bad outcomes of being an orphan, would then take that immense wealth and create one of the most impactful organizations on the planet. Lumos was started to eliminate orphanages on a global scale. One of more!

How To Get Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Tickets Cheap And Soon

Those Harry Potter fans who weren't able to secure tickets to the highly anticipated stage-set sequel of J.K. Rowling's beloved series may still be able to see the two-part Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Click To Continue Readin...

J.K. Rowling Responds to Trump, Anti-LGBT Critics

"I find almost everything that Mr. Trump says objectionable," she said, "But he has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there."

JK Rowling Calls Out ‘Idiot’ ‘Kill the Gays’ Pastor Kevin Swanson – VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Twitter legend JK Rowling has taken a dig at Ted Cruz’s buddy Kevin Swanson, the pastor who thinks that all gay people should literally be put to death. At his National Religious Liberties Conference last November – an event attended by Cruz, Mike Hu… Read The post JK Rowling Calls Out ‘Idiot’ ‘Kill the Gays’ Pastor Kevin Swanson – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

How to Conquer Rejection Like Madonna and JK Rowling

Publishers told JK Rowling she would never have "commercial success." Learn how she channeled that rejection to achieve magical results.

J.K. Rowling: Welcome Donald Trump To U.K.

J.K. Rowling says that Donald Trump should be welcome to visit the United Kingdom whenever he pleases. During the Pen Literary Awards Gala in New York City Monday night, May 16, 2016, Harry Potter author Rowling spoke of the Republican presidential candidate simply exercising his freedom of speech. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump's Ability to Travel to the U.K.

Author J.K. Rowling, who last year said Donald Trump was worse than her villainous character Voldemort, said that while she vehemently disagrees...

Rowling Wins PEN Award and Discusses Trump

J.K. Rowling has been honored by receiving PEN’s Literary Service Award. PEN is a literary and humanitarian organization that focuses on various issues, including free speech. Rowling has long been an advocate for  free speech over censorship. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Defends Donald Trump's Right to Free Speech

J.K. Rowling is defending Donald Trump’s right to “be offensive and bigoted.” The Harry Potter author spoke up about the presidential hopeful’s freedom of speech during an appearance at the PEN Literary Gala on Monday (May 16) in New York City. “His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom [...]

Sarah Jessica Parker Honors J.K. Rowling At PEN America Literary Gala 2016 - Watch!

Sarah Jessica Parker rocks a floral dress as she hits the red carpet at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday (May 16) in New York City. The 51-year-old actress was joined by B.J. Novak, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Joanna Coles, Jacob Weisberg and Donna Tartt at [...]

J. K. Rowling’s Admirable Defense of Liberty

J. K. Rowling’s full-throated defense of free speech at the 2016 PEN Literary Award Gala in New York is a breath of fresh air: “Only last year, we saw an online petition to ban Donald Trump from entry in the U.K. It garnered half a million signatures,” she said at Pen America’s annual literary gala in New York. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Just Made an Unexpected Argument About Donald Trump

J.K. Rowling was awarded the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award on May 16 at the PEN Literary Gala & Free Expression Awards, and she used the opportunity to address Donald Trump and the importance of free speech. Produced by Lizzy Halberstadt, written by Cait Munro. ... More »

JK Rowling: Trump Should be Free to Visit the UK Like I’m Free to Call him ‘Bigot’

last weekNews : Mediaite

JK Rowling has been clear about her dislike for Donald Trump in the past, but she's willing to defend his right to be offensive however he wishes.

J.K. Rowling on Her Protesters: I Didn’t Know “I’m Praying for You” Could Be So Intimidating

In a speech at the PEN America gala last night, author of the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling gave a wonderful talk about the freedom of speech.While most of the media attention has centered around what she said about Donald Trump --...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling defends 'offensive and bigoted' Donald Trump's free speech

"Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling is no fan of Donald Trump. The author has gone so far as to compare him — unfavorably — to Lord Voldemort, the archvillain of her famous series of books. But Rowling is more offended by threats to free speech than she is by the presumptive Republican presidential...

J.K. Rowling Stands By Trump’s Right to Be “Offensive and Bigoted,” as it Ensures Her Right to Call Him “Offensive and Bigoted”

Yesterday night at the PEN Literary Gala and Free Expression Awards, J.K. Rowling decided to voice her very topical concern both over Trump’s politics — as well as over the potential silencing of Trump’s politics. In January 2016, British Parliament held a debate over a petition — signed by over half a million people (and any […]

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