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What The Hogwarts Sorting Hat Would Make Of The Presidential Candidates

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Political punditry this year has largely focused on sorting the presidential candidates into "establishment" and "outsider" lanes. Until now, we've ...

J.K. Rowling Clarifies We're Not Getting A New 'Harry Potter' Novel

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment

News of a so-called "eighth" Harry Potter book flooded social media yesterday after publisher Little, Brown, announced it would b...

Travel with Teens: Universal Orlando Offers Flexibility and Freedom

Dave Parfitt | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Dave Parfitt

Family travel with teens presents different challenges than when the kids were younger. Teen travelers want to be more active, involved, and independ...

The New 'Harry Potter' Sequel Is Coming Out This Summer

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.10.2016 | Entertainment

Hold on to your wand, we have MAJOR news for Harry Potter fans.  J.K. Rowling is releasing the eighth book of her beloved series, ca...

The World's Favorite Harry Potter Spell Is...

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.05.2016 | Entertainment

A complex conjuration that chases away soul-sucking Dementors is the world's favorite Harry Potter spell. "Expecto Patronum" topped a list of ...

Universal Orlando Harry Potter Celebration unveils wizarding news, brings magic to life

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

A spell was cast over Orlando last weekend, but apparently none of them were Fidelius, Disillusionment nor Muggle-Repelling charms because thousands...

Exclusive: Rupert Grint, Harry Potter cast discuss character's dark future - and if they'd join Star Wars

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Rupert Grint was 11-years old when he was cast as Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2000. Now, it has been nearly 16 years sin...

We Finally Know How Much Wizard Money Is Worth In 'Harry Potter'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment

If you needed any more convincing why living in the Harry Potter universe is better than whatever you have going on right now, here you go: it's kind...

This Magical 'Harry Potter' Cake Is What Wedding Dreams Are Made Of

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings

If you're a Potterhead with a wicked sweet tooth, chances are you've seen a photo of this magical cake floating around the internet: The web went cra...

The Cast Of 'Harry Potter' Had A Magical Mini-Reunion

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment

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The Corgi Fan Art That Will Melt Your Pop Culture-Loving Heart

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts

Corgis: why are we so in love with them? Is it their stubby legs, their goofy grins or their adorable waddle that make us coo at these dwarf pups? W...

The 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Clip You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.31.2016 | Entertainment

If we weren't lowly Muggles or No-Majs (still not on board with that one), we'd "accio" the "Harry Potter" prequel right quick becau...

Kissing Emma Watson: Rupert Grint's Adorable Struggle

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.30.2016 | Entertainment

Surreal moments: they happen to all of us! Most of them, however, do not involve kissing famous and beautiful actor Emma Watson, who captured every m...

A 'Harry Potter' Coloring Book Crawling With 'Fantastic Beasts'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.28.2016 | Arts

Want to know where to find some fantastical beasts, straight from the pages of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series? Well, the better part of a ye...

10 Other Magical Books 'Harry Potter' Fans Should Read

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.26.2016 | Arts

Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s occasional plot twists -- revealed on social media long after the series has satisfyingly concluded -- you’ve ...

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.

These Next-Level Venn Diagrams Capture the Magic of 'Harry Potter'

SparkNotes | Posted 01.20.2016 | Books

What do Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley have in common? How about Dolores Umbridge and Remus Lupin's tenures at Hogwarts? These Venn diagrams about the wizarding world of Harry Potter clear up these questions and more, like this one: Why is the ​Forbidden Forest a ​mandatory​ part of discipline?

J.K. Rowling Reveals What She Told Alan Rickman About Snape

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment

Alan Rickman, who died at the age of 69 last week after a battle with cancer, revealed in 2011 that J.K. Rowling had given him insight into his "Harr...

Ron Clears Up One Hilarious Rumor From The Set Of ‘Harry Potter’

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment

When Alfonso Cuarón signed on to direct "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," he had an unusual assignment for his young stars. The dire...

A Tribute to Alan Rickman: Reading Between the Black and White

Charlotte Sarraille | Posted 01.16.2016 | Entertainment
Charlotte Sarraille

This inner dilemma that Rickman brought out in the character of Snape, that good and evil are everywhere but that we have the ability to choose what we want to be, is the most important lesson I learned from Harry Potter.

Harry Potter Fans Race for Rickman, "Always" Tee

Joe Waters | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Joe Waters

Less than 24 hours after launching an "Always" tee on the t-shirt fundraising site Booster, Hogwarts Running Club has sold 1,265 shirts and raised $...

That Voice -- Remembering Alan Rickman

Graham Milne | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Like David Bowie, it is strange to contemplate the notion that there will never be another Alan Rickman movie. That no lucky screenwriter will ever again have the privilege of hearing that utterly unique voice giving life to their lines.

Remembering Alan Rickman: Always

Sherina Harris | Posted 01.15.2016 | Teen
Sherina Harris

Snape wasn't my favorite character, but he was an intriguing one -- and the way people have reacted to his death is a moving reminder of the strong influence of beloved fictional characters.

"Even After All This Time" We Will "Always" Love You

Sarah Jameel | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts
Sarah Jameel

When we love someone, we need to love them like Snape -- unconditionally and always. When we are given hard choices to make in life, we need to stick with loyalty over deceit.

At Platform 9 3/4, 'Harry Potter' Fans Remember Alan Rickman

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

Fans are saluting beloved actor Alan Rickman with a memorial at a magical place: Platform 9 3/4. At London's King's Cross train station on Thursday, &...