JK Rowling’s recent essay on sex and gender has sparked concern amongst readers as it shares her radical opinions regarding the transgender community. Isabel Murray, in a bid to critique the essay, addresses the author in an open letter.
J.K. Rowling confirms two Exeter hotspots did not inspire two locations in Harry Potter
Author JK Rowling has dispelled claims that Gandy Street and The Old Firehouse influenced the creation of two Harry Potter locations.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Review
Dumbledore. Grindelwald. Lestrange. Flamel. Nagini. The above is a disparate series of Wizarding World names and references. When you look at these names like this, you acknowledge that they are relevant to the Harry Potter franchise. You acknowledge they are important parts of its history. Do you care that I’ve written this random list of […]
What’s the hype? – Harry Potter
Let’s get this cleared up right off the bat: I do not hate fun. I’m not one of those people who hates on popular things to try and increase their edginess. You won’t find me writing a think-piece about why Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again signals the downfall of culture (if anything, it heightens […]
Voluntourism: A Force for Exploitation?
“Iwill never retweet appeals that treat poor children as opportunities to enhance Westerners CVs”. Those were the words of author J.K. Rowling in a stream of tweets in August 2016 after she was asked to endorse a charity offering volunteer opportunities in orphanages. This condemnation of the growing trend of young volunteers from wealthy countries, […]
Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
July 2002: seven-year-old me’s just finished a new journal entry, tallying how many times I’ve read each Harry Potter book. So far we’re on eight. Fast forward to summer 2005? You’ll find one pale 10-year-old refusing to leave the hotel room. Mum and Dad aren’t buying her ‘stomach ache.’ They know she’s hooked on Half […]