J.K. Rowling Announces Harry Potter E-Books; Florence Wants ‘Mona Lisa’ to Visit Italy


LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) J K Rowling arrives at the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011 held at The Royal Opera House on February 13, 2011 in London, England. (Dave Hogan/GETTY IMAGES)

Harry Potter and the Mysterious Internets: Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling is finally launching an online store that will sell Harry Potter e-books directly to consumers. (Wall Street Journal)

Released: The Chinese legal authorities released dissident artist Ai Weiwei on Wednesday after a three-month detention, ending a prosecution that highlighted China’s poor human rights record. (New York Times)

And Now, Questions: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei cannot talk about what had happened during his detention, raising questions about the motives of the Chinese authorities. (Der Spiegel)

The Face that Launched…: The city of Florence, Italy is launching a campaign to bring “Mona Lisa” to Florence; the city is seeking 100,000 signatures to petition the Louvre to allow the famed work to visit. (AP via Washington Post)

Katherine Boyle reports on arts, museums and culture for the Style section.

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