J.K. Rowling says Harry should have married Hermione

Feb 2, 2014

J.K. Rowling says Harry should have married Hermione

After years of squabbling, Harry Potter’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger finally became an item — but now their creator, J.K. Rowling, has admitted she made a mistake by marrying them off. Hermione — whose quick wits get the teen wizards out ...

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic

Dec 15, 2013

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic

“A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I’ll do the shaking myself.” This, according to British doctors, is somewhat how James Bond would have been in real life. 007 boozed so much that in all reality he would have had the tremulous ...

Doris Lessing, Nobel-winning writer, dies at 94

Nov 18, 2013

Doris Lessing, Nobel-winning writer, dies at 94

Doris Lessing, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and essayist whose deeply autobiographical books and piercing social commentary made her one of the most significant and wide-ranging writers since World War II, died Sunday at her home in London. She was 94. Her publisher, HarperCollins, announced ...

Centennial of Camus' birth marked

Nov 8, 2013

Centennial of Camus' birth marked

by Angus Mackinnon

Albert Camus once said that those who write clearly have readers, while those who write obscurely have commentators. By his own maxim, he must have been doing something right because, 100 years after his birth and more than half a century since his untimely ...