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One of author Jane Austen's novels, Northanger Abbey, famously departs from the realist social satire of her other work to ruthlessly, and hilariously, parody the Gothic romances popular in her day. B...
It's about tapping into something that is terrible yet possible.
We support you, Margaret, in this and all Drake-related endeavors.
"I don't want my word choices determined by an algorithm or FOMO."
Disclaimer: Before my mentions are flooded with angry memes of McGonagall side-eyes and Hermione Granger telling me to sort out my priorities, let's get one thing clear. Of course, the "Harry Potter"...
The children's book character became iconic in the U.K. and beyond.
Protestors across the country have adopted a new uniform. It's immediately recognizable to avid readers or fans of dystopian TV, yet perplexing to those unaware of its origins, easily thrown by its an...
What would the children's book world look like if "Harry Potter"had never popped into J.K. Rowling's head, as she's described it, fully formed? Hypotheticals are never easy, but a "Harry Potter"-less...
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: J.K. Rowling attends the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) at Royal Albert Hall on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
From world record attempts to crazy over-priced books, it was all happening for the big 2-0.
J.K. Rowling has thanked her army of fans as she celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book being released. Monday (26 June) marks 20 years to the day that 'Harry Potter And The Ph...
BERLIN/LONDON ― In her early 20s, Kristiane Baker was having the time of her life. She was living her dream as a presenter for MTV Europe, brushing shoulders with celebrities like Mick Jagger and Bono...
Why visit a cathedral when you can kneel down at the altar of literature, surrounded by the words of the world's greatest writers?
The painting is by celebrated war artist Charles Pears.
A Tunisian woman holds a photo and passport of her son, who is suspected of joining ISIS in Libya.
For every positive attribute a woman may possess ― strength, persistence, decisiveness ― there seems to be a popularly used synonym that casts the same quality in a negative light. Women who lead may...
Author Roxane Gay says that when you're fat, "you don’t fit in the world, oftentimes."
In August and September of 2016, Ioana Moldovan traveled to Tunisia to better understand the push and pull factors driving a number of youth in the country to turn to radicalization. While there, she...
"The story of my body is not a story of triumph," Roxane Gay writes in her new memoir, Hunger, which publishes June 13. "This is not a weight-loss memoir." Instead, Gay ― the author of Difficult Wome...
The French and Japanese versions are simply beautiful.
More so than a collection of stories, the "Harry Potter" series can be characterized by its most devoted fans as a hobby, or a lifestyle. The increasingly voluminous installments were hefty enough to...
It's also a great place for adventure.
Locals have been working to save endangered baby elephants in northern Kenya.
The season’s new reads include smart thrillers and sprawling family dramas.
Jake Harriman began developing his ideas on what defeats extremists and what doesn't during four combat tours in Iraq and southwest Asia.
Had the members of northern Kenya's Samburu tribe encountered an injured or abandoned baby elephant a year ago, they likely would have left it to die. Today, with the support of the Reteti Elephant Sa...
During four hard combat tours as a Marine commander, Jake Harriman began to understand why the United States is failing to eradicate violent Islamic extremism. Individual heroics and immense sacrifice...
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Bookworms, it's time to add to the collection.
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This article is part of HuffPost's Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. JUBA, South Sudan ― It took days for Maker Achuil and others to sl...
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The romance genre is still the second most popular in the world.
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On Friday, England's West Midlands Police tweeted a callout to Harry Potter fans: Should they see a notecard covered front-to-back in handwritten Hogwartsian lore, they should alert authorities. The...
Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme
“It will be informed by insider details that only a president can know.”
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Researchers in Scotland believe they've found one of the most contaminated killer whales on the planet. They fear members of the orca's pod may also have sky-high levels of chemicals in their bodies t...
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In the 1880s the Illustrated Police News was voted the worst of the worst.
Nothing makes sense anymore.
The first thing Dr. Amy Goldberg told me is that this article would be pointless. She said this on a phone call last summer, well before the election, before a tangible sensation that facts were futil...
Fortune was writing detective stories before Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.