Arts & Entertainment


Today in history: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling turns 50

She's best known as the author of Harry Potter, which has achieved worldwide reknown, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.


Ursula LeGuin says up with fantasy, down with capitalism

"Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art."


Richard Matheson dies, leaves behind legacy in literature

Celebrated author Richard Matheson died on June 23 at the age of 87. His novels, which ranged from fantasy and science fiction to horror and westerns, earned him great critical praise.