J. K. Rowling
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The Best Fiction of 2012
17 Jan 2013 // 4:15 PM

Historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, anthologies, mysteries, satire, young adult, even poetry(!) -- on subjects from the lighthearted to the apocalypse -- our favorites from 2012 are as wide-ranging and diverse as our writers and our readers. Dive in and revel in the pleasure of getting lost in a good book.

The Boy Who Lives On: Harry Potter's Place in Popular Culture
30 Jul 2007 // 5:00 PM

Harry Potter flew so high in popular cultural consciousness not by some force of magic, but by the simple, sometimes thrilling machinations of pop culture.


'The Casual Vacancy' Fails to Conjure More Magic
1 Oct 2012 // 5:05 PM

J. K. Rowling clearly knows how to create a universe that’s compelling, consuming even, but Pagford is no such place.

Rowling triumphs with final 'Harry Potter' installment
25 Jul 2007 // 12:09 AM

After all this time it turns out that we have underestimated J.K. Rowling. Not even her most ardent partisans could have anticipated the triumph

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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