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Draco Malfoy Says Kanye Would Definitely Be A Hufflepuff

HuffingtonPost.com | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment

Malfoy is back. Scared, Potter? Image: Giphy Some know him as Hogwarts bad boy Draco Malfoy. Hermione Granger knows him as a "foul, loathsome,...

How 'Harry Potter' Fans Won Their War Against Child Labor

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

The fictional world of "Harry Potter" has made a profound impact on human rights in Muggle society. And it used chocolate to do it. Warner Bros...

How The First 'Harry Potter' Movie Came Together

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.15.2015 | Entertainment

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released on Nov. 16, 2001, but the film was in development long before that date. Author J.K. Rowling publ...

New Harry Potter Illustrations Revealed

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books

Though Harry Potter has been beloved by adults and children alike since the series began in 1997, it has always been firmly classified as children’s...

10 Books You Might Not Have Read in 2014 (But You Should Really Read in 2015)

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

What is true of all of them is that they kept me reading late into the night, stayed with me during the day, and blew me away with their storytelling capabilities.

How to Do Christmas Away From Home With Kids

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 12.29.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Going away for Christmas with little kids, who wonder how Santa will find them, can be tricky. As a parent, I fret about the logistics of trivial things like: Where will the stockings hang?

A New Year's Letter to My Best Friends

Katerina Lopez | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Katerina Lopez

I cannot begin to explain how much you mean to me. But clearly I'm going to try. I have known some of you for nearly a decade and others for less than a year.

J.K. Rowling Explains Why Zombies Don't Appear In 'Harry Potter'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books

As part of 12 days of new content on Pottermore leading up to Christmas, the site posted a new riddle on Dec. 21. The correct answer unlocks writing f...

J.K. Rowling Admits She Doesn't Get Draco Malfoy's Appeal

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books

Pottermore posted yet another clue on Monday morning, which when solved allows users to unlock new writing from J.K. Rowling about the popular antagon...

Little Girl Makes Excellent Case For Strong Female Characters

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

Frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in literature? So is this little girl. On Wednesday, military officer and author Myke Cole tweet...

Q&A With Kate Ormand About Her YA Novel Dark Days

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Kate Ormand's debut young adult novel Dark Days tells the story of sixteen-year-old Sia who lives in a dystopian future in which the world has been divided in sectors.

J.K. Rowling Finally Reveals Whether Snape Was A Vampire

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books

Pottermore's 12 days of Christmas roll on: Today, a new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on vampires was published on the site. To unlock the new st...

Yes, There Was A Jew At Hogwarts

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

Christmas at Hogwarts was quite a magical season, at least in novelist J.K. Rowling’s imagination. Warm fires blazed in the hearths inside the schoo...

J.K. Rowling Only Feels Guilty About One 'Harry Potter' Death

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment

If you're still mourning the loss of Dumbledore or the heartbreaking demise of Sirius Black, Dobby and Fred Weasley, well, you're not about to get any...

The Eye of Sauron Over Moscow, or, Revenge of the Orcs

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 12.11.2014 | Weird News
Eliot Borenstein

In honor of the final installment of the eighty-seven-part Hobbit film series, a Russian art group recently decided to crown the Moscow International Business Center with the All-Seeing Eye of Sauron.

7 Reasons Why 'Harry Potter' and 'LOTR' Should Be Required Reading

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

Students would be more actively engaged and wouldn't dread coming home to do boring "homework." Instead, they would embark on innumerable journeys at night and come to appreciate the art of storytelling.

Christmas Just Came Early For 'Harry Potter' Fans

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

You don't have to celebrate Christmas to know that this winter is the most magical time of the year, thanks to J.K. Rowling. In a newsletter to th...

If You Want To Attend Hogwarts, Go To Poland

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

The day everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived: We can all attend Hogwarts. Thanks to a few Polish and Danish Harry Potter fans who were...

What Harry Potter Can Teach Us About Neuroscience

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science

When reading about Harry Potter's adventures fighting Lord Voldemort or flying around the Quidditch field on his broomstick, we can become so absorbed...

How Harry Potter And T.S. Eliot Showed Me My Kids Growing Up Isn't Quite So Sad

Amanda Magee | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

We caught the girls playing with one another's hair, singing to each other in the long lines, helping with stuck zippers or big words. They slept in a tangle each night and ran shoulder-to-shoulder all day. They were aware of each other in a way that they are of their friends, "Oh, you, yes, I like you. Let's laugh together."

Mockingjay and the Price of Violence in Popular Fiction

Michael Darer | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

Villainy is more complicated and victory less assured. It seems almost dishonest to refuse to acknowledge that things that Mockingjay seems dedicated to exploring. It seems unfair and unrealistic to believe that violence is a mess that can be cleaned up.

10 Best Badass Pop Culture Heroines

Culturalist | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Culturalist

Make your list now! Culturalist.com is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. The opin...

Japanese School Girls Lose Their Minds Over Harry Potter

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.07.2014 | Comedy

You're a heartthrob, Harry. One day while Daniel Radcliffe was promoting his movie "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," someone thought it ...

Fairy Tale Attractions to See with Kids in Europe

MiniTime | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Hercules monument on the Fairy Tale Route (Photo Credit: MalteRuhnke via WikiMedia) Travel through time and explore a fairy tale world stretching fr...

Time to Celebrate the Bravest of the Brave: Orphans

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

The UN AIDS agency estimates there are 132 million orphans -- children younger than 18 who have one parent dead. Thirteen million have neither parent alive.