Tags : JK Rowling

The Breakfast TV Debate Needs to Die

It’s 8:24am. “Cancel Cancel Culture” is stamped on a banner across the bottom of the screen in big block capitals. The debate this morning is about the parameters of cancel culture in relation to JK Rowling’s recent controversy over transgender comments and themes in her latest book. The segment begins, and in what Susanna Reid asserts to be a […]Read More

There is No Spell That Reawakens a Dead Franchise

It is time for us to admit that the Harry Potter series has run its course. After two decades of overwhelming success, new projects of the series only exist to line the pockets of those involved in production, rather than because the fans want the content. I am biased since I did not jump on […]Read More

J.K. Rowling and The Lurking Transphobia – The Story So

With the wave of protests and important activism currently sweeping the world, social media platforms such as Twitter have been utilised positively by many to share information, petitions, and support. However, the social media platform can also be a place where problematic viewpoints are freely shared—such is the case with J.K. Rowling and her most […]Read More

Film News: JK Rowling Under Fire For Casting Asian Actress

JK Rowling has come under fire for casting the South Korean actress Claudia Kim as Nagini in the next Fantastic Beasts film, revealed in the final trailer. Critics point out that the only Asian actor in the cast plays a reptile and villain’s slave, purporting negative stereotypes of Asian women being conniving and submissive, as […]Read More

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Five years after the final Harry Potter film was produced, and almost a decade since the publication of The Deathly Hallows, Warner Bros has released Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and announced plans for four more sequels. Set in roaring Twenties New York, this is the story of wizard zoologist Newt Scamander, who accidentally […]Read More

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child // J.K.

It’s been almost two decades since the Harry Potter franchise made its debut, with best-selling first instalment of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone back in 1997. In the 19 years that have elapsed, all-star author J.K. Rowling has followed up with six more chart-topping novels, each selling in excess of 50 million copies. The final chapter […]Read More

My Life In Books: Heather Moss

This week, have a look at the books that take the top 5 places on the list of Heather’s favourites. Harry Potter // J.K. Rowling Chronologically, unless we count Big Red Ball, this captivating and, well, magical series of books is the forerunner of my list. Honestly, I think that if I was ranking them by […]Read More

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy // J. K. Rowling

If you picked up The Casual Vacancy simply at the sight of J. K. Rowling’s name, expecting another charming child-friendly fantasy novel, you are hopelessly and horribly wrong. Rowling couldn’t have written anything more contrary to the Harry Potter series with this hard-hitting, obscene, but profound parable of class battles, abuse, and addiction. The novel is […]Read More

TV Review: The Casual Vacancy

In 2012, JK Rowling released her first novel for adults which, following its huge success, was adapted into a TV miniseries which premiered on the 15th February on BBC1 and captured the attention of 6.6 million viewers. Even though JK Rowling herself praised the series, it spurred mixed reviews from critics and viewers alike. Moving […]Read More