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How Your Favorite Hollywood Love Stories Should Have Ended

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

J.K. Rowling’s recent comments that Hermione Granger should have ended up with Harry Potter instead of Ron Weasley ignited a firestorm of controvers...

Hogwarts 90210? Come On, Ms. Rowling.

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

JK Rowling said WHAT? "That's how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clingi...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley Nears Completion at the Universal Orlando Resort

Jim Hill | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Even though The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley is still basically a construction site, there's really only one word that describes this soon-to-open addition to the Universal Orlando Resort. And that word is magical.

Everything Wrong With 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban' In One Video

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

From convenient deus ex machinas to a massive time-travel paradox, the latest video from Cinema Sins teaches us that "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of...

Why Seamus Finnigan Is SERIOUSLY Underrated

Morgan Hegarty | Posted 03.07.2014 | Teen
Morgan Hegarty

At some point we have fallen in love with the main character of a book or film. And while we fawn over these characters and paste them on our walls, we forget some of the most priceless characters of the films, the ones we really should be crushing on. The secondary characters.

Redheads -- There, Now You're Listening

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Redheads. When we hear that word, we don't think of men. We think of women: sexy, manipulative, powerful, dangerous women. A redhead may be dizzy, but she's always hot as well. Generally, she's a copperheaded temptress who gets her way.

'Harry Potter'-Themed Stilettos Exist (And We Want Them)

Posted 12.14.2013 | Weddings

Who knew Harry Potter-themed wedding shoes could be so... sexy? Reddit user akasha446 posted these delightful pics on Tuesday with the caption, "H...

11 Movies That Would Have Ended Differently If The Characters Took A Nap, Paused To Meditate, Reconnected With Their Biological Parents Or Ate A Kale Salad

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

We know that what makes for a well-lived life doesn't necessarily make for good entertainment, and if Hollywood followed this advice movies would lose...

Rewriting the Classics

Lynn Messina | Posted 02.01.2014 | Home
Lynn Messina

Three days before, I'd blithely admitted that my solution to reading a book too advanced for my 5-year-old son was to edit the story on the fly. Without missing a beat, I downgraded Voldemort's intention to kill Harry to the less-nightmare-inducing hurt. Yes, the book I was revising was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's not much to say about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, because it does what it's supposed to.

Real Life Harry Potter Looks For Hogwarts Express In Penn Station

Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy

Will the employees and commuters at NYC's Penn Station help young Harry Potter find his way to track 9 3/4? Improv Everywhere asks the question in the...

A New 'Harry Potter' Film?

Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment

12 years ago today, on Nov. 16, the film adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" opened in theaters, starting an eight film series that ...

Open Thread: Young People Can and Will Change the World

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Courtney O'Connell

Last week I received an email with three questions from Hofstra University student, Lauren. These questions are incredibly authentic, and represent th...

What Memories Are Made of

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

We all perceive things as we imagine them to be, based on our own histories, as seen through our current lens of the world. This is why two people experiencing the very same event will tell the story in completely different ways. They can have two completely different "realities."

Writer-to-Writer: A Conversation David Morrell, Master of the Modern Thriller

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

It can all change. The universe is filled with people who were popular at one time, and not at another. You must have a steady sense of yourself and a core of validity, so that as the world changes, you can remain unfazed.

What Your Favorite 'Harry Potter' Character Says About You

Posted 11.04.2013 | Home

No one really debates over whether the "Harry Potter" series is great or not (because DUH. Of course it is), but we all for sure argue over who the be...

Watching Harry Potter Enhances Creativity

Matthew Hutson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Matthew Hutson

Creativity is also about breaking constraints. Even if your idea doesn't cross the borders of the possible, it's at least crossing the borders of the typical. And so you might wonder whether a mental visit to a magical place would free your mind to think more creatively.

The 13 Most Badass Witches Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

As pointy hats and broomsticks emerge in preparation for another Halloween, it's important to take a few moments to honor the terrifying/evil/spell-bi...

What Your Halloween Costume Says About You

James Napoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

We play dress up to hide behind another persona, but chances are that choice of persona reveals volumes about who we are pretending to be.

Mike Ryan

What Daniel Radcliffe Thinks Of The 'Harry Potter' Spinoff | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment

There's little doubt that if Daniel Radcliffe were a rock musician, his current press tour for "Kill Your Darlings" would have a title like "The Movin...

9 People Who Have Terrifically Out-Nerded Us All

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

People throw the word "nerd" around far too frequently these days. Being a nerd used to mean something. There was a time when that label was earned th...

Mike Ryan

Daniel Radcliffe Responds To 'Gravity' Director's Comments About Him | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment

On Tuesday, we ran an interview with "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón where he reminisced about working with his "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of A...

The Magic of a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.30.2013 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Artfully written, a novel can make you leave behind your world -- at least for the hours you spend reading -- and enter the one unfolding on the pages before you.

PHOTOS: Bake Your Own Hogwarts Acceptance Letter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.25.2013 | Home

We're geeking out over these Hogwarts acceptance letter cookies baked by Tina Chambers, the genius behind the blog Sugar Bean Bakers. It's an actua...

Portkeys to Trauma

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.18.2013 | Crime
Robert D. Stolorow

As a wizard, Harry Potter encountered portkeys -- objects that transported him instantly to other places, obliterating the duration ordinarily required for travel from one location to another. Portkeys to trauma return us again and again to an experience of traumatization.