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Merrick Garland Tears Up During Fifth-Grade Commencement Address

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland couldn't help but tear up while giving a commencement address to the fifth grade class at J.O. Wilson Elementary...

Why It's a Problem that J.K. Rowling Builds Diversity Into Her Novels -- Post Facto

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.21.2016 | Books
The Conversation Africa

Had Dumbledore been written as gay, Granger as black, or Anthony Goldstein as Jewish -- three interpretations which have been asserted or endorsed by Rowling since publication -- she may have diversified her fiction with a legitimate and powerful literary voice.

I Am an Out-and-Proud Happy Face Carved Into an Open, Pussy Sore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.

Pastor Thinks Parents Should Drown Themselves Instead Of Letting Kids Read 'Harry Potter'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Let it be known: Pastor Kevin Swanson is no Harry Potter fan. In fact, Swanson is so opposed to J.K. Rowling's iconic series, he'd prefer that parents...

Stephen Colbert Calls Out J.K. Rowling For 'Harry Potter' Reveals

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.07.2015 | Entertainment

Just call Stephen Colbert he who must not be silent. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling keeps revealing secrets about the franchise that change its wh...

J.K. Rowling Shoots Down Your Favorite 'Harry Potter' Fan Theories

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.04.2015 | Entertainment

Sorry, Muggles. J.K. Rowling is going all Avada Kedavra on some of your favorite "Harry Potter" fan theories. Up to this point, fans of the books and ...

J.K. Rowling Has Been Pronouncing The 'T' In Voldemort All Along

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment

Remember when Professor Umbridge forced Harry Potter to carve "I must not tell lies" in his hand for punishment? Does that mean anything to you, J.K. ...

This 'Harry Potter' Theory About Dumbledore Is Still Keeping Fans Guessing

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

Almost 10 years have passed since J.K. Rowling published the final novel in the Harry Potter series, but the tale still has fans guessing about possib...

Gandalf, Merlin, or Dumbledore: Who Was the Greatest Wizard?

Quora | Posted 07.23.2016 | Books

Dumbledore is the most powerful by a country mile for the simple reason that magic has changed as the world has changed, so what might have seemed like a big deal in 600 A.D., or even 1954, does not seem like a big deal now, and J.K. Rowling wanted to "wow" her audience.

Dumbledore And Gandalf Wed In Front Of Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two of the most recognizable names in the wizarding world came together on Sunday for an unexpected cause -- to join one another in holy, gay matrimon...

Dumbledore And Gandalf To Wed In Front Of Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gandalf the White and Professor Albus Dumbledore are having a wedding -- and you're invited. The two fictional characters will wed this Sunday, Jun...

What It Means to be an Artist

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.28.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Being an artist in all its multiplicities of characteristics and talents, is among the most demanding of all demands that we can make of ourselves. We have entered a universe of complexity and simplicity, discovery and delusion. It will never finish. It will never be entirely revealed.

Week to Week News Quiz for 10/24/14

John Zipperer | Posted 12.24.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: Well, he should know; they're arming the Capitol with angry cats; they probably won't keep it if they find it; and so Hermione is also out. Answers are below the quiz.

The 'Harry Potter' Character JK Rowling Misses Most

Posted 08.27.2013 | Books

JK Rowling made a rare appearance on Good Morning America this morning to discuss Harry Potter in honor of the 15th anniversary of the beloved series....

Ted Alexandro's Take On Harry Potter (JOKE)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

Ted Alexandro: J.K. Rowling announced that the character Dumbledore is gay. Some people were outraged — couldn’t believe it. Really? You can...

Dumbledore And Voldemort Team Up!

Posted 10.18.2011 | Entertainment

Even though the beloved "Harry Potter" series is over, it doesn't mean some Hogwarts-dwellers won't be sharing anymore screen time. Just this tim...

Harry Potter Stamps For UK's Royal Mail: View The Collection! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Harry Potter fans have a new way to indulge their obsession with JK Rowling's characters – by posting them. The Royal Mail has revealed its selectio...

Dear 'Mr. Dumbledore': A Sweet 12-Year-Old's Outraged Letter To Hogwarts Headmaster

Vulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Read a Sweet 12-Year-Old's Outraged Letter to 'Mr. Dumbledore' ... "I recently turned 12. My chance is over." Oh, our hearts. (This letter comes from ...

Survivor 21: Infants vs Senior Citizens: Libertards Gone Wild

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The promo described this as an "All-New Survivor." I must look up their meaning for "all-new," as it was new clips of old events. No game advancement tonight. Yawn.

'Harry Potter & The Homoerotic Subtext' Turns Dumbledore Into A Creep (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In this somewhat NSFW video, some very carefully edited clips reveal a pretty convincing homoerotic subtext in various "Harry Potter" films. As Buzzfe...

Roald Dahl's Miss Trunchbull Or JK Rowling's Dumbledore

The Guardian | Jeevan Vasagar, Education Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

They may be sadistic figures who hate children, but a study suggests that the savage portrayal of headteachers in children's literature possesses a gr...

What Would Dumbledore Do?

Andrew Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Slack

The confidence demonstrated by Harry Pottercharacter Albus Dumbledore, is something that has been exhibited by the Dr. Kings, the Gandhis, the Aung San Suu Kyi's in facing great tyrannies.

Potter Sales Quadruple's Net Profit

Bloomberg | Heather Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business Inc., the world's biggest Internet retailer, said quarterly profit quadrupled as customers bought the final Harry Potter novel and purchase...