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'Don't fight alone': 13 times JK Rowling has inspired Harry Potter fans

She may be one of the most successful authors in the world, but the notoriously private JK Rowling also manages to find time to share her innermost thoughts with Harry Potter fans. When she does, it doesn't take long before the internet finds out, and thousands of people benefit from the Harry …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

The 50 Best New Board Games

Order a pizza, invite over one to three friends, and try out the best new board games.<p>Sure, the classic board games like Monopoly, Risk, and Battleship are still great fun. But the number of new games has exploded in the last several years as designers dream up space adventures, deck-building …

Nature makes all its papers free to view

The premiere science publisher will make shareable "read-only" links to its all papers stretching back to 1869, using technology from a startup that …

The internet fixes Barbie's 'I Can Be a Computer Engineer' picture book

<i>I Can Be a Computer Engineer,</i> you could have been so right. You could have stoked the flames of technologically minded ambition in starry-eyed little girls, helped nurse entire generations of bad-ass hacker dames. Instead, you became a nest of twee images and sexist drivel. If you had shins, I'd …

Shattered Glass: thorough investigation into one man’s journalistic fraud

<b>Shattered Glass (2003)</b> <b><br>Director: Billy Ray</b> <b><br>Entertainment grade: A</b> <b><br>History grade: A–</b><p>In 1998, Stephen Glass, a writer for the New Republic magazine in the United States, was found to have fabricated some of his stories.<p>People<p>The film is framed by starry-eyed young Steve Glass (Hayden Christensen, …

20 Awesome Ideas For Your Jack-O-Lantern

[bs_slideshow]<p>Tonight is my personal favorite night of the Halloween season: the night I carve the pumpkins! Ever since I was a little kid, I couldn’t wait for the night I got to carve pumpkins with my family. Picking out your perfect pumpkin, deciding upon your perfect design, and then drawing it …

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James Marsden Joins HBO's Westworld

Marsden is the latest addition to the pilot, also starring Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright.<p>He'd been rumored for several weeks, …

The cast of 'Saved by the Bell' pretty much hates each other in this Lifetime movie clip

Kermit The Frog Auditioned For ‘The Avengers’ And Totally Loves ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Kermit the Frog may have musical chops, a fabulous gal-pig by his side, and a great knack for journalism, but there’s one thing he’s been unable to attain: true superhero status.<p>As a new MTV interview reveals, it turns out our favorite amphibian actually auditioned for <i>The Avengers</i>, but was turned …

'Theory of Everything' trailer: Stephen Hawking, young and in love

Quantum physics and theoretical cosmology aren't generally the stuff of romance, but the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" could prove an exception.<p>As glimpsed in a new trailer, which you can watch above, the romantic drama stars Eddie Redmayne ("Les Miserables") as a young Hawking …

University of Cambridge

The Archduke’s assassination came close to being just another killing

On a summer day 100 years ago today, two men crossed paths in Sarajevo. One was stout, middle-aged and powerful; the other undernourished, barely out of his teens and a non-entity. The older man was surrounded by luxury and deference; he owned palaces, castles, hunting lodges, art works. The …

World History

Taking you back to 1914: Relive the start of the First World War

(The Globe. August 7, 1914, page 3)<p><i>Map of Germany.</i><p>Saturday, August 8, 1914<p><b>Germany guilty of amazing audacity</b> <i><br>Peace only be restored by destruction of disturbers</i><p><i>British labor P.P. talks</i><p><i>Does not believe three cabinet ministers would have resigned had they known all the facts—country appears behind</i> …

JK Rowling comes out against Scottish independence

LONDON (AP) — "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling waded into the world of Muggle politics Wednesday, announcing a 1 million pound ($1.68 million) …