A real-life mystery over who blew the cover on JK Rowling writing a detective novel under a pseudonym was uncovered on Thursday when the culprit was revealed to be – her law firm, which apologised unreservedly for the leak. Rowling, whose Harry Potter series made her Britain’s best-selling author, posed as a retired military policeman called Robert Galbraith to write The Cuckoo’s Calling that was released in April to strong reviews but minimal sales.
Twice Born (R16) 124 mins
It’s arguably the most recognisable and reproduced image in New Zealand art – and judging from the results of a current online auction, the most desirable.
He’s like Madonna in these parts, or Kylie: a single moniker that’s instantly recognisable.
“Mommy, I want to be white.” Imagine my wife’s anguish and alarm when our beautiful brown-skinned three- year-old daughter made that declaration. We thought we were doing everything right to develop her self-esteem and positive racial identity.
Are you nuts, changing genders? Oh, wow.
During his short life — he died in 1848, at the age of 47 — Thomas Cole became something of a national culture hero: a young one for a young nation.
In every way that counts, Took Took Thongthiraj is the personification of American promise.
The young child known as the “balloon boy” appeared sickly on NBC’s “Today” show Friday morning. With his eyes adrift, 6-year-old Falcon Heene leaned his tiny head against his father before he vomited — right in front of the cameras.
A few drinks in the People’s Republic of China led me to discover European delights and other unexpected finds in modest Qingdao.