JK Rowling reveals Umbridge is based on a real person in a new Harry Potter story JK Rowling reveals Umbridge is based on a real person in a new Harry Potter story

In a new story, JK Rowling reveals that Hogwarts villain Dolores Umbridge is as evil as Voldemort

yesterday, 11:00
Bruce Springsteen: By the Book

The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”

October 30, 2014, 15:00
Galway Kinnell, Poet Who Followed His Own Path, Dies at 87

Mr. Kinnell won a Pulitzer Prize and an American Book Award for works that pushed deep into the heart of human experience.

October 29, 2014, 16:02
Laugharne Journal: In Wales, a Toast to Dylan Thomas on His 100th Birthday

In a country that has long been ill at ease with its hard-living son, Thomas’s granddaughter is trying to refocus public attention on the poet’s work.

yesterday, 21:00
The Last Saturday, by Chris Ware The Last Saturday, by Chris Ware

A brand new graphic novella by the award-winning cartoonist Chris Ware, tracing the lives of six individuals from Sandy Port, Michigan, published in weekly episodes. This page always shows the latest instalment and a new part appears every Friday. Use the arrows beneath the strip to read previous episodes.Viewing on mobile? Scroll down to the thumbnail image and use the red, touch-controlled...

yesterday, 15:08
The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

In Europe, the last millennium has been shaped by successive waves of change, but which shifts, in which centuries, have really shaped the modern world? Historian Ian Mortimer identifies the 10 leading drivers of change

October 30, 2014, 12:34
Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures

A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.

yesterday, 3:34
The best books of 2014 The best books of 2014

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books released in 2014 so far

October 30, 2014, 13:54
Horror fiction from Charles Dickens to Charlie Higson books podcast Horror fiction from Charles Dickens to Charlie Higson  books podcast

We unearth the origins of the uncanny with Darryl Jones and explore the links between terror and comedy with Charlie Higson and Robin Ince

yesterday, 17:52
Poetry Brothel puts the bawd in bard Poetry Brothel puts the bawd in bard

A party where you pay to have verse read to you in a bordello-style setting is packing in the punters. Are poetry and sex work really comparable?

October 28, 2014, 20:29