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12 'Harry Potter' Secrets You Didn't Know J.K. Rowling Revealed

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment

It's Harry Potter's birthday, and you know what that means: time to get riddikulus. It's hard to believe, but the boy wizard, who was born July 31, 1...

The Guy Who Played Dudley Dursley In The 'Harry Potter' Movies Looks Totally Different Now

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment

We're not sure when, why or how we became so obsessed interested in seeing child stars grow up (ahem, Neville Longbottom), but it happened, and w...

Tom Riddle Rejected All These Anagrams For 'Voldemort,' And It's Really Too Bad

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Comedy

In the Harry Potter series, it's explained that Tom Riddle, the troubled youth who would grow to become the most feared wizard of all time, invented h...

My Teenage Dream Came True (Yours Can Too) at Universal Orlando

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

As a self-professed Harry Potter fanatic, I spent many hours reading and dreaming about JK Rowling's imaginary but very intricate world, collecting, consuming as many details as my brain would allow.

Drunk Ron Weasley Wishing Harry Potter 'Happy Birthday' Is Pure Magic

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Comedy

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Black 'Harry Potter' Characters Aren't Just Beautiful -- They're Revolutionary

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.28.2015 | Black Voices

There's an unspoken rule in literature: Characters are white unless explicitly described otherwise. Take, for example, Hermione Granger from H...

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

Quora | Posted 07.24.2015 | 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.

Good News, Wizards! J.K. Rowling Reveals Hogwarts Is Free

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.18.2015 | Entertainment

Forget that trip to Gringotts, people. Hogwarts won't cost you one Galleon. Some recent online debate has called into question the actual price ...

Arya Stark And Harry Potter Just Took The Best Selfie In The Seven Kingdoms

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.12.2015 | Entertainment

All men must die take selfies with Harry Potter. The worlds of Westeros and Hogwarts finally crossed paths at San Diego Comic-Con this week...

Sorry, Muggles! Daniel Radcliffe Won't Be In 'Sharknado 3'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment

 "Sharknado 3" finally gave us a reason to say, "Oh, hell no!" After Daniel Radcliffe revealed he was a big "Sharknado" fan, rumors of...

If 'Harry Potter' Was An R-Rated Film

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.01.2015 | Comedy

More like Dirty Harry.

The Top Five Audiobook Voice Artists

Scott DiMarco | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Scott DiMarco

The author creates a world in words on a page. A voice artist gives audio life to those words and world through the "theatre of the mind." The very best of voice artists become invisible as you listen to the life they have created.

J.K. Rowling Announces New 'Harry Potter' Play

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment

Harry Potter fans, hold onto your broomsticks. An “untold part” of the boy wizard’s story will soon be revealed. Author J.K. Rowling confirme...

J.K. Rowling Reveals More Insight Into 'Harry Potter' Backstory

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment

Even after seven books, there's just so much we don't know about pretty much everyone in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series. But on Tuesday, the...

What Your Preferred 'Harry Potter' House Says About Your Personality

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Apparently muggles have a little bit of magical power after all -- at least when it comes to understanding their own personality. According to a recen...

American Hogwarts Is Probably Hidden In One Of These 7 Places

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts

Earlier this week, J.K. Rowling dropped a couple major hints about a mysterious bit of wizarding world trivia: the location of Hogwarts' American cous...

Snape From 'Harry Potter' Now Works For American Airlines Among Common Muggles

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.09.2015 | Good News

Snape has been spotted! He's not just alive, but seems to have a new day job, too. American Airlines recently shared a picture on its Facebook page...

Yes, J.K. Rowling Just Hinted At An American Hogwarts

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment

American "Harry Potter" fans, your dreams are finally coming true. During a Twitter Q&A with fans on Monday, J.K. Rowling dropped some major hints ...

Severus Snape Is Working For American Airlines | Randee Dawn | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel

You read all the "Harry Potter" books. You saw all the movies. You were pretty sure that Severus Snape — sarcastic yet ultimately heroic — met his...

WATCH: Chicago Youths Solve Conflict With Roman Candle War

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.04.2015 | Weird News

It's like an American Harry Potter! In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, a gaggle of kids from Chicago can be seen squaring off. Tensions are...

A 'Muggle,' In The Muggle World, Once Referred To A Marijuana Cigarette

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts

"Its leaves can be dried, ground and rolled into cigarets [sic], which are bootlegged under the name of 'muggles,' 'reefers,' or 'Mary Warners,'" read...

Eddie Redmayne Officially Joins 'Fantastic Beasts' | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment

End the speculation: Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander. Warner Bros. announced Monday that the Oscar-winning actor will play the lead in the first "H...

Daniel Radcliffe Has Probably Traveled Through Time Just To Mess With Us All

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment

Are we sure time-turners don't exist? Because Daniel Radcliffe looks an awful lot like the men and women in these old-timey photos unearthed by people...

This Girl's Yearbook Quote About Wearing A Hijab Has A Magical 'Harry Potter' Twist

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Teen

Add this to the list of awesome yearbook quotes we've seen this year. People always ask Fatima Abdel-Gwad, a 17-year-old from California, why she w...

'Harry Potter' Has One Huge Plot Hole You Might've Missed

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment

We solemnly swear "Harry Potter" fans are up to no good when it comes to finding plot holes. (Hey, after not receiving your Hogwarts letter when you t...