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J.K. Rowling Schools 'Potter' Fan Who 'Can't See' Dumbledore as Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 25
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter Tuesday to respond to a fan who wrote that they "can't see" that the popular book series' beloved character Dumbledore is gay.

Is Your Dream College Overrated?

Mar 20
High school seniors will soon learn their futures, as colleges are posting acceptance and rejection letters. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni offers encouraging advice for students who don't get into the likes of Princeton or Stanford.

Rare Tennessee Williams Story Published for First Time

Mar 20
Tennessee Williams' "The Eye That Saw Death," appearing in the spring issue of The Strand Magazine, is a feverish, 4,800-word horror tale clearly inspired by Edgar Allan Poe.

'Heather Has Two Mommies' Revised, Updated

By Leanne Italie | Mar 16
A playful picture book about a little girl named Heather and her two happy mommies was a cultural and legal flashpoint 25 years ago. Today, Heather has a lot more company in books for young kids about different kinds of families.

Quitting Sugar: A 10-Day Detox Plan for Weight Loss

Mar 12
Leader of the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine, Dr. Mark Hyman, believes there is new hope for the tens of millions of people who are overweight or obese. He discusses his new book, "The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet Cookbook."

Texas Hosts STAPLE! Indie Media Expo for Women

By Winnie McCroy | Mar 6
On March 7-8 in Austin, Texas, women come together for the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo, a tastefully presented two-day convention featuring the best of independently produced comics, zines, art, crafts, games and more.

Book by Sen. Ted Cruz to be Published June 30

By Hillel Italie | Mar 5
Sen. Ted Cruz's book, "A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America," is coming out this summer.

Hotspots Profiles 'Boystown,' A Hot New Book Series

By Mike Halterman | Feb 28
"Boystown," featuring both straight and gay characters, is a series of novels following the live, loves, and affairs of a group of people living in Chicago's Boystown area. HotSpots spoke with author Jake Biondi.

Barnes & Noble to Keep Nook Digital Business After All

Feb 27
Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations.

Lesbian Romance Novels Give Readers a Guilty Escape

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 27
If you're looking for a bit of literary "junk food," Christine Svendsen of Sapphire Books Publishing has a full menu of romance, action, science fiction and adventure, all featuring lesbians.

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