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Yes, it is important to censure harmful and offensive speech. But there are ethical costs to widening the scope of our moral outrage to viewpoints that merely differ from our own.
In a world where everyone is cancelled, is it time to start creating a context culture instead?
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Controlled coughing can help people with cystic fibrosis, under supervision and in hospital. But when done at home, it could help spread the coronavirus.
Teachers often assign older books.
Stories like 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Jane Eyre' are still relevant today.
Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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From witching equality to what we'd see if we looked in a real Mirror of Erised, researchers explore the magic of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald.
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The latest film from the wizarding world JK Rowling echoes ancient themes of covens and devil worship.
The boy who lived lives on.
Harry Potter has taught us so much about life, love, and learning.
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Given Pullman’s trenchant critique of despotism, his new trilogy will certainly be read allegorically.
It's time to recognise the difference between 'deep' and 'shallow' volunteering.
JK Rowling: the keeper of Hogwarts’ keys.
The world famous author has found a novel way to keep casting spells over her audience of Potter-mad muggles.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has engaged fans on, among other things, how to pronounce Voldemort’s name.
JK Rowling should have stated clearly in her books the nature of the characters rather than doing so after their publication through, for example, media interviews.
A recent exchange highlights the complicated nature of ownership when it comes to the Harry Potter universe.
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JK Rowling has come under fire for signing an open letter opposing a cultural boycott of Israel. The form of the complaints, and Rowling's response, tell us much about the author-fan relationship.
Outsmarted by a mouse: the scariest creature in the woods.
Toon a Ville
Julia Donaldson's tale of brains and brawn may only be 16 years old, but like Harry Potter it has joined the ranks of the all-time greats.
Who’s the pseudo-icon?
As her second Galbraith novel is published, JK Rowling once again finds herself in the public eye for something other than the book just out. Her enormous donation to the Better Together campaign attracted…
When it was revealed this weekend that JK Rowling was the author of a recent critically acclaimed but obscure crime novel - The Cuckoo’s Calling by one Robert Galbraith - it made perfect sense to many…