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JK Rowling


Testing royal taboos: inside Thailand's new youth protests

August 10, 2020 12:39 pm

The Royal Palace declined to comment on the protests or the more outspoken calls for royal powers to be curbed.

'I love JK Rowling' poster removed from Edinburgh railway station

July 31, 2020 2:43 pm

The poster was designed and paid by Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, an opponent of transgender rights.

Amid controversy, JK Rowling's book sales dip in June

July 19, 2020 11:22 am

At the beginning of the year there was a rise which staggered during the month of June even though sale of fiction books has been been on the rise as compared to May.

Explained: The debate over Harper's open letter against 'cancel culture'

July 10, 2020 6:51 pm

Since the letter was published, it has ignited a debate on “Cancel Culture” and critics have questioned the letter for limiting its concern towards free speech at the social, cultural and institutional level.

Margaret Atwood, JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and others sign open letter against 'cancel culture'

July 09, 2020 5:44 pm

Titled 'A Letter on Justice and Open Debate', the letter comes just days after JK Rowling faced heavy criticism for her tweets that likened transgender hormone replacement to gay conversion therapy.

Margaret Atwood tweets in support of transgender community

July 09, 2020 11:06 am

Margaret Atwood is the latest author to join those supporting trans rights. Prior to her, Stephen King had done the same.

JK Rowling faces backlash for likening transgender hormone replacement to gay conversion therapy

July 07, 2020 6:33 pm

It all started when a Twitter user made a claim that the author had allegedly liked a tweet that compared prescribed hormones to antidepressants.

JK Rowling deletes tweet praising Stephen King after he says 'Trans women are women'

June 29, 2020 6:32 pm

Even though the tweet was deleted, people were quick to take screenshots and they were widely shared.

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle apologises to JK Rowling for sexual assault remark

June 29, 2020 12:45 pm

"Whilst I may disagree with some of her analysis on trans rights, it was wrong of me to suggest that she used her own dreadful experience in anything other than good faith. I have asked Tribune to remove the line in question," he tweeted.

JK Rowling trans row: 4 writers quit literary agency they share with Harry Potter author

June 23, 2020 2:27 pm

Prior to this, staff at Hachette UK had refused to work with the author over the same controversy, but the publishing house later stated that they could not decline to work with Rowling.


BAFTA Awards: Reigning looks over the years

February 02, 2020 3:43 pm

BAFTA over the years: With the awards ceremony already ushered with Golden Globes, SAG and Grammys, it is safe to say that the BAFTAs are the ultimate celebration of movies in the UK. But, when it comes to BAFTA's fashion, it is best defined as understated. From monochromes to elegant gowns and sharp bodysuits, stars have donned them all and gave us some memorable looks. From Lilly Collins gorgeous Givenchy Haute Couture gown in 2019 to Angelina Jolie's black off-shoulder gown with a cape in 2018, every look has exuded nothing but elegance and grace. Take a look at some of the best looks from over the years.

Happy birthday, JK Rowling: 15 quotes by the author on love, failure and life

July 31, 2017 2:27 pm

JK Rowling always had the perfect words. Her books comforted us and provided us with a timely assurance that no matter how things appear, in the end virtues triumph and goodness wins. But apart from these she also had the most fascinating take on love, failure and on life in general.

20 years of Harry Potter: Get ROFL-ing with these 20 crazy memes

June 26, 2017 6:57 pm

Twenty years ago, on June 26, 1997, JK Rowling introduced us to the magical world of Harry Potter, and let's just say it changed our lives. The seven-part series that Rowling created for us, with intricate details was a world we refused to leave. By the end of it we were all at Hogwarts.

10 times the Harry Potter series had the perfect spell to fight Monday blues

June 05, 2017 1:26 pm

Monday lethargy is a thing, and we are trying to help you get over it in our tiny little way. And who better to inspire and motivate than the prodigal child - Harry Potter and his magical world.