U.K. Police Investigate Online Threat to J.K. Rowling

The author of the “Harry Potter” books was threatened on Twitter after she posted condolences for the novelist Salman Rushdie, who was stabbed on Friday in western New York.

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Quidditch Becomes ‘Quadball,’ Leaving J.K. Rowling Behind

Citing trademark concerns and objections to the author J.K. Rowling’s views on transgender issues, the sport’s leading groups officially distanced themselves from their “Harry Potter” roots.

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ Review: The Plot Against Muggles

Mads Mikkelsen plays an evil wizard with political talent in the latest “Harry Potter” spinoff movie, which also stars Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne.

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How to Make Sense of the New L.B.G.T. Culture War

There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.

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I’m a Trans Woman. Bullies Don’t Surprise Me, but Allies Still Do.

Hating trans folks makes strange bedfellows.

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Putin Goes Into Battle on a Second Front: Culture

In a blast against “cancel culture,” he said the West is “canceling” Russia by going after “an entire thousand-year-old country, our people.”

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Joan Didion, Conservative

Why I am drawn to Didion’s earlier work and its ambiguities.

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J.K. Rowling on the Magic of ‘Things’

There can be a strange magic in human-made things that are interwoven with our pasts, with our homes, with our great loves.

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Review: Still Magical on Broadway

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” returned to Broadway, now in one part instead of two. It may feel smaller, but is no less dazzling.

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Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate

With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country’s trans comedians are often just trying to assert their humanity.

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Christopher Little, Who Built an Empire Around a Boy Wizard, Dies at 79

As a struggling literary agent in London, he took a chance on J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter, turning her books into the most lucrative literary franchise in history.

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10 Theses About Cancel Culture

What we talk about when we talk about “cancellation.”

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Artists and Writers Warn of an ‘Intolerant Climate.’ Reaction Is Swift.

An open letter published by Harper’s, signed by luminaries including Margaret Atwood and Wynton Marsalis, argued for openness to “opposing views.” The debate began immediately.

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Sex Does Not Mean Gender. Equating Them Erases Trans Lives.

Embracing the experiences of trans people means leaving old vocabularies behind.

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The Supreme Court Finally Provides Good News for Trans People

A little bit of good news, in a dire month for L.G.B.T.Q. people.

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J.K. Rowling’s Fans Imagine Harry Potter World Without Her

A slice of fandom divides itself from J.K. Rowling.

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Daniel Radcliffe Criticizes J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Transgender Tweets

The creator of the “Harry Potter” series faced a backlash after she took aim at an article that referred to “people who menstruate.”

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J.K. Rowling Tweets Seen as Anti-Transgender Prompt Backlash

The creator of the “Harry Potter” series faced a backlash after she took aim at an article that referred to “people who menstruate.”

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J.K. Rowling Begins Publishing ‘The Ickabog,’ for Children in Lockdown

The Harry Potter author said her new fairy tale would go online in installments, starting Tuesday, and published as a book in November.

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