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J.K. Rowling Apologizes For ‘Harry Potter’ Death

J.K. Rowling is apologizing for a death in her Harry Potter series. If you have somehow not seen or read the books or movies yet and don’t want them spoiled, you might want to read something else. There are spoilers in this article. This is similar to another instance when the famous children’s book series J.K. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling is 'really sorry' about that whole killing off Fred Weasley thing

"Harry Potter"s' Fred Weasley might still be dead, but at least J.K. Rowling feels super bad about it. On Saturday (May 2), which happens to be the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, the author took to Twitter to apologize for the death that left fans in endless tears. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Just Apologized For Killing Off One Particular Harry Potter Character

Spoiler alert if you still haven't gotten around to reading the Harry Potter books! J.K. Rowling acknowledged the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts by apologizing for the death of one of her characters... Click To Continue Readi...

DVR Club: What if The Casual Vacancy is just Harry Potter without Harry Potter?

The Casual Vacancy wrapped up last night, leaving DVR Club feeling a bit unsatisfied. But just as they’ve been taught by the literary works of J.K. Rowling, TV editor Erik Adams and copy editor Caitlin PenzeyMoog are persevering—specifically, they’re persevering by re-imagining The Casual Vacancy as one of Rowling’s works of fantasy. Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling Signs A Deal To Write A New Novel... For Adults

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

J.K. Rowling is hanging up the wand and cloak, and moving into the realm of fiction for adults--and she's doing it at a new publishing house. News by Rob W. Hart via Galleycat: J.K. Rowling is ditching the kid stuff--her next novel will be for adults. And she's doing it with a new publisher. Show More Summary

DVR Club: Did the book version of The Casual Vacancy need more maggots?

HBO aired the first two hours of the J.K. Rowling adaptation The Casual Vacancy last night, introducing viewers to the twisty, twisted, and possibly overpopulated English village of Pagford. Seriously, there are a ton of characters in this thing, and DVR Club is here to help you keep them straight. Show More Summary

10 Latin Language References Hidden in 'Harry Potter'

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

“I cannot remember telling my parents that I was studying Classics,” J.K. Rowling said in a 2011 commencement speech at Harvard. “They might well have found out for the first time on graduation day.” Before this future novelist arrived...Show More Summary

5 Shows After Dark: British Mysteries Have Me Profiling These Two as Stone Cold Killers

4 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Arrow on The CW at 8:00pm ET. The Casual Vacancy on HBO at 8:00pm ET. Mini-series premiere. This is a three-part adaptation of J.K Rowling's novel of the same name, and two parts of it are airing tonight. From early...

The Casual Vacancy Is a Little Vacant

HBO's The Casual Vacancy is a well-made adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novel of the same name, giving us a character-driven snapshot of class conflict in a small British town. The performances are fine, the story lines appropriately interwoven. Everything is totally competent. I'm just not sold on it as a... More »

J.K. Rowling's 'Casual Vacancy' Shines Bright With New Talent But Falls Short Of Novel's Depth

It’s been four years since J.K. Rowling’s last Harry Potter book was brought to life on the big screen. Back in 2011, millions flocked to the theaters to see if “the boy who lived” would, in fact, live. But now, fans of Rowling’s first adult novel don’t have to battle [...]

HBO's 'The Casual Vacancy': Great performances make up for bleak moments

Don't look for any boy wizards, giants or Hippogriffs in "The Casual Vacancy."Author J.K. Rowling keeps her first non-"Harry Potter" novel firmly anchored in the all-too-real world of recognizably human characters in a tale that is gripping,...Show More Summary

“The Casual Vacancy” Highlights J.K. Rowling’s Furious Moral Voice

Imagine the Dursleys from Harry Potter, locking their orphan nephew beneath the stairs and generally abusing him — but with no magical realm into which the boy can escape. That is the prevailing tone of J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, a realist tragedy laced with dark comedy. Show More Summary

Bourgeois Ghosts

The BBC’s miniseries adaptation of The Casual Vacancy, a pungent, unhappy novel-for-adults by J.K. Rowling, has an especially formidable bundle of expectations to clear. Like any television retelling of a book, it must do right by its (difficult) source material—then factor in the reflected glare of the Harry Potter properties. Show More Summary

TV Review: The Casual Vacancy can’t pull all of its pieces together

Although J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy shares certain themes with her celebrated Harry Potter series—both contain the story of a tragic kid who grows up without the help of parents—the lack of magic in the former took some of the charm out of her storytelling prowess. Show More Summary

SWEEPS DAY SEVEN!! HBO’s Launch Of JK Rowling’s CASUAL VACANCY!! The Extra Vote On SURVIVOR!!

SWEEPS DAY SEVEN!! HBO’s Launch Of JK Rowling’s CASUAL VACANCY!! The Extra Vote On SURVIVOR!! Lesbian Love On CATFISH!! New MODERN, MIDDLE, MEGA, MINDS, EVIL, EXTRA, CYBER, STORAGE, SCHITT’S, SUPERNATURAL, SVU, PD, ARROW, BLACK-ISH, NASHVILLE & IDOL! Read the full article on AICN Last week. Show More Summary

‘The Casual Vacancy’ Review: HBO’s J.K. Rowling Adaptation Shines With New Talent

If you are a fan of the Harry Potter author's 2012 grown-up novel, be prepared for something a little different in the adaptation airing April 29-30 on HBO: They’ve made some changes from the book. However, if you are a fan of seeing...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Another J.K. Rowling novel comes to life with HBO’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’

(All times Eastern)SERIES PREMIERE: A J.K. Rowling novel comes to life, but this time Harry Potter is nowhere to be found on the miniseries “The Casual Vacancy” (HBO at 8 p.m.). Adapted from Rowling’s novel of the same name, the two-night series stars Michael Gambon and Keeley Hawes. Concludes Thursday.Read full article >>

Pop Chart Lab Creates Awesome Harry Potter Poster for Pottermore

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

When the wizards at Pottermore from J.K. Rowling wanted to create a digital poster of the top 10 magical objects from the Harry Potter universe—as chosen by the Pottermore fanbase—they turned to Pop Chart Lab, creators of awesome infographic...Show More Summary

Review: In The Casual Vacancy, All Politics Is Local

A few strong performances, but little magic, in an adaption of J.K. Rowling's novel.

Muggles, Don't Even Think About Attempting This Harry Potter Bucket List

Muggles, don't even think about attempting this Harry Potter bucket list! It's only for folks who know their stuff about witchcraft and wizardry - aka extreme fans of J.K. Rowling's magical series. From collecting special items to learning...Show More Summary

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