All this week, J.K. Rowling has been publishing History of Magic in North America, one part a day for four days. When it’s been at its best, it’s been sloppy; when its not at its best—which is most of the time—it’s uninformed and under-researched. At its worst, it is downright offensive, and here’s why.
There’s no such thing as a perfect book — but some books feel as though they could be just about perfect, if they didn’t have one nagging problem. And sometimes, the most wonderful books have the most glaring shortfalls. Here are 10 amazing novels that are each marred by a fatal flaw.
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The New York Times Magazine cover story this weekend was about Daniel Radcliffe, better known simply as the boy who played Harry Potter. It's an interesting read if you like learning about celebrities who seem pretty grounded and only just a little bit tortured by fame. You learn that Radcliffe is hyper aware of his…
The final Harry Potter movie opens up this week, and all week long people have been saying "goodbye" to the franchise. Lots of crying in your butterbeer and all that.
Well, there's less than two weeks left until the official release of the book Game of Shadows, the Barry Bonds expose by San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams. We suspect that your kids have been on pins and needles in anticipation and have probably been bugging you to make their Barry…