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J.K. Rowling

  1. J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy Gets HBO Trailer For US Premiere

    We're in the midst of a new era of Rowling, folks, and that includes titillating trailers for the HBO premiere of the miniseries for Casual Vacancy.

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  2. J.K. Rowling Responds to Fan Who “Can’t See” Dumbledore as Gay

    Perhaps you've been the victim of a Blinding Jinx?

    It's been almost eight years since Deathly Hallows was released, but homophobia and heteronormativity know no statute of limitations. J.K. Rowling still fields questions about Dumbledore's sexuality and any potential LGBTQ students at Hogwarts fairly regularly, answering a since-deleted tweet from a fan yesterday with aplomb.

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  3. JK Rowling Toys With Our Emotions, Jokes About New Harry Potter Stuff

    "Stuff" being the technical term here, of course.

    Of note here: Rowling and trolling rhyme.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Hello Yes I’d Like to Play This Game Now Please

    The princess is in whatever castle she damn well pleases.

    This amazing redesign of Princess Peach (by Kirbi Fagan) is just one of many great female character redesigns in a blog post by Lauren Panepinto about the male gaze in art and entertainment and how including female perspectives doesn't take anything away from anyone else. Give it a read, check out the awesome art, and maybe join the invite-only Women in Fantasy Illustration Facebook group if you're so inclined.

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  5. JK Rowling: A Bibliography Sounds Like the Behind the Scenes Look So Many Fans Crave

    Want to know some of my favorite words when it comes to Harry Potter? "slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling."

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  6. Depression: Psychology Lessons from Harry Potter

    While not many of us have lost our parents to a dark wizard, many of us can relate to a deep deep sense of loss, having lost someone or something that meant a lot to us. That is also the story of Harry Potter. From the very beginning of the series we learn about the terrible loss, depression, and trauma that Harry and later, his friends, endure.

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  7. Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton is Making a Documentary About Fandom

    But will there be a slash fic portion?

    Tom Felton obviously has a pretty vested interest in nerdery, and now the former Malfoy is joining forces with the BBC to channel that passion into a documentary on Harry Potter and fan culture.

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  8. JK Rowling’s Patronus Test For Potter Is Imminent, So Prepare Yourselves

    It is nigh.

    I, like many Harry Potter fans, have some mixed feelings about Pottermore. New Potter content that reveals precious info about characters like the venerable Minerva McGonagall and shows us Harry & Co. hanging out at the Quidditch World Cup and not getting attacked by Death Eaters? Hells yes. Having to navigate actual Pottermore to get to this content? Eh... Meh...

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Once More Unto the Beach With these Renaissance Surfboards

    Cowlabunga!

    Ye Olde Surfeboardes are also available in The Garden of Earthly Delights print.

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  10. An Analysis in Grief: 10 Harry Potter Deaths We Did Not Get Over

    It's still a sore subject for many. Even after all this time, the very mention of The Half-Blood Prince or The Deathly Hallows can ignite a twinge of pain for Potterheads around the world. Seven years later (or three years later, depending on how you look at it), we're still not over the tragic deaths of these characters.

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  11. JK Rowling’s Casual Vacancy BBC Miniseries Has a Trailer Now

    The Casual Vacancy premieres Sunday, Feb. 15th on BBC One. It'll be the first of Rowling's post-Potter works to make its screen debut.

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  12. X-Men’s Jane Goldman Joining Fables Film Writing Team, Updates on Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts

    Also, the Fables movie is still a thing that is happening.

    David Heyman's Paddington is making haymen at the box office, and so he's doing the usual press thing, which means he's being asked about his other projects, i.e., two geek properties that have women writing their screenplays, so, up our alley.

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  13. Things We Saw Today: JK Rowling Slams Rupert Murdoch’s Islamophobia

    Knew we loved her for a reason

    Harry Potter author/eternal hero/twitter addict JK Rowling responded to a super Islamophobic tweet from Rupert Murdoch by continuing to be great.

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  14. Dealing With Anxiety: Psychology Lessons from Harry Potter

    Harry Potter does such an outstanding job of demonstrating how different characters cope with anxiety and fear that I couldn’t resist using these examples in my work with patients with anxiety. Here is how Harry Potter can be incorporated into therapy, and what we can learn from the series about facing our own fears.

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  15. Happy Christmas! JK Rowling Released Draco Malfoy’s Life Story, Plus Her Thoughts on the Character

    Think my name's funny, do you?

    Today on Pottermore, J.K. Rowling granted the wishes of every Felton fangirl on the internet, and provided us with Draco Malfoy's full life story - as well as her in-depth thoughts on the character (and the girls who love him).

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  16. J.K. Rowling Says “Of Course” There Were LGBTQ Wizards At Hogwarts (Could’ve Fooled Me)

    Wearing mandatory-issue invisibility cloaks, of course!

    WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALLLLLLLLLL!

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  17. Yes, Ginevra, There Is a Jewish Wizard In Harry Potter

    It's a Hanukkah miracle!

    Sorry, though, it's definitely not a Weasley. They're an Irish Catholic family if ever I saw one.

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  18. J.K. Rowling Regrets Killing at Least One of Her Harry Potter Characters. No, Not That One.

    Not that one either.

    You'll never guess.

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  19. Want to Read Some New Harry Potter Content By JK Rowling? Answer This Trivia Question

    That sound you're hearing is Ravenclaws around the world gleefully cracking their knuckles.

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  20. The Game’s Afoot! J.K. Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling To Be “Major” BBC Series

    BBC AMERICA? Please?

    Not only is J.K. Rowling officially Hollywood's most powerful writer, but she's about to dominate the small screen, too: her detective novel The Cuckoo’s Calling and its sequel The Silkworm are set to be adapted by the BBC.

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