J.k.Rowling 

J. K. Rowling to Raise $30 Million for Orphans?

I never really thought much about J. K. Rowling. Sure, she is a woman and a mom. She's a writer and a celebrity, now, too. She's tackled lawsuits--that's how you know when you've really made it, eh? But I never thought about her personally. Until ...

Books to get age limits?

Who should decide whether a book is age appropriate for your child? Is it you? Is it her teacher? How about the librarian? What about the entire education system? Or, perhaps the publisher? In a move that is sure to gain controversy, publishers are...

Harry Potter encyclopedia author sued by Rowling

Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but it can also get you sued. Steven Vander Ark, who runs the Harry Potter Lexicon website, recently published an encyclopedia-type book based on the website. He's being sued by J.K. Rowling for cop...

J.K. Rowling completes new book

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has written a new book! Before you get too excited, you should know that unless you have at least $62,000 to spare - or are good friends with Rowling - you won't be getting a copy. Only seven copies of The Tales of Be...

New dinosaur given a name which Harry Potter would approve

With approval from scientists and author J.K. Rowling, a new dinosaur species has a fantastic new name:  Dracorex Hogwartsia.  The new name comes from draco meaning "dragon,"  rex meaning "king," and hogwartsia, which is a nod to the H...

J.K. Rowling goes off on stick-thin celebrities

From People.com:  J.K. Rowling, author of the fabulously popular Harry Potter children's series, decided to take a break from fantasies of wizardry and witchcraft to go off on the obsession that many celebrities have with being thin.  On he...

Harry Potter: "budding Bodhisattva?" The boy wizard as positive role model

I've been reading No Time to Lose, Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön's commentary on the Buddhist classic The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva. Partway through, when discussing the seductive power of emotions, she makes a casual reference to Ha...

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