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Wizard Casts Spell Over Broadway Stage

Freddie Gershon | Posted 08.10.2011 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

Reports over the years from teachers, administrators, parents and others (more than 60,000 productions of "JR." musicals in America so far and counting) extol the value of the performing arts in the lives of their kids.

Less Famous Literary Masterpieces

Dave Astor | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

There are plenty of cases where an author's masterpiece deserves the top billing it gets in the author's canon. But then there are the cases where a writer's most famous book is not the writer's best book.

PHOTO: What Is Emma Watson Hiding?

Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment

With just about a month before the final chapter of "Harry Potter" -- the grand magic book-to-film series that launched her star -- is released to the...

Aww! Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint's First Ever Scene Together

Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment

As the epic, eight episode "Harry Potter" book-to-film series closes in on revealing its final chapter, it's easy to take for granted that its stars, ...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commerce... and Other Scholastic Satires

Josh Golin | Posted 08.07.2011 | Media
Josh Golin

If the trademark police are watching, let me be clear that the images you're about to see are parodies. Unfortunately, however, Scholastic's InSchool Marketing division is no joke.

Emma Watson: Guys Won't Date Me, I Wasn't Bullied At Brown

Posted 08.07.2011 | Entertainment

About to take on evil wizard Voldemort for the very last time, Emma Watson stands ready, finally, to take on her next challenge. "I was in denial,...

Daniel Radcliffe To Sing At Tony Awards

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK — If you want to see Daniel Radcliffe sing, tune in early to the Tony Awards. The "Harry Potter" star says he'll perform the song "Bro...

PHOTOS: Emma Watson Shines, Unveils Exclusive 'Harry Potter' Details

Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment

When it came to Golden Popcorn, "The Twilight Saga" eclipsed "Harry Potter" as the leading collector of plated buckets. But with the final chapter of ...

What Book Character Would You Love To Be Best Friends With?

Posted 08.02.2011 | Books

This week, we asked Huffington Post readers to let us know what book characters they would love to be best friends with. While we received some respon...

HuffPost Readers Answer: What Are You Dying To Read This Summer?

Posted 07.30.2011 | Books

Ah, summer. Laying beside the pool, with an icy drink in one hand and a great book in the other. But what to read? It seems that so many great books h...

The Ultimate 'Harry Potter' Experience

Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment

To have seen all seven -- and coming soon, eight! -- "Harry Potter" films over the past decade is to have gone on a magical journey on screen, and wat...

Easy Reader: BookExpo America 2011 Offers Plenty

David Finkle | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Book lovers, here's a full disclosure about reporter/bookist me and BookExpo America 2011 at New York City's Jacob Javits Center: I go for the giveaways.

Lying About Reading: Who's Keeping Score?

newyorker.com | Posted by Elizabeth Minkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

Big books have never really been my thing. The sweeping epics, the Great Russian Novels by the Great Russian Writers, the thousand-page masterpieces: ...

'Book Of Mormon' Wins Big At Drama Desk Awards

Posted 07.24.2011 | Arts

Last night, Harvey Feirstein hosted the 56th annual Drama Desk awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the Manhattan Center. Considered one of the most ...

Laura Stampler

Harry Potter Star Talks Spooning With Daniel Radcliffe

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment

Coordinated chants of "yummy" greeted a blushing Tom Felton as the Harry Potter star took the stage at the Big Apple Comic Con this weekend. Costumed ...

Laura Stampler

Buffy Star Draws Fangirls To Big Apple Comic Con

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts

Thirty-five women (and one man) sat at the edge of their seats in the Gold Ballroom at the Penn Plaza Pavilion Sunday morning as they listened to acto...

Most Evil Book Villains: Readers Reveal Their Favorites

Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Yesterday, Random House (@randomhouse) tweeted, "The #NY rain is making us feel slightly evil, which brings us to ask. Who is your favorite villain in...

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals Post-'Harry Potter' Career Shift, Calls Out Child Stars

Posted 07.10.2011 | Entertainment

What do you do after spending a decade as the world's most powerful wizard, earning over $100 million in the most successful film franchise of all tim...

Harry Potter In Comic Book Form

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

Are you too lazy/busy/grownup to finish the Harry Potter books, even though everyone you know still makes references to them all the time? Do you enjo...

Don't Want The Titles Of Your Favorite Kids' Books Ruined? Don't Read These Variations!

Dan Wilbur | Posted 07.06.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

To celebrate Children's Book Week, Better Book Titles would like to save you time by summing up Children's classics. Now, you can avoid any awkward conversations with your child or failure to see the moral of the story by knowing the content of these books beforehand.

Summit To Finally Try To Make "Ender's Game" Movie

The A.V. Club | Erik Adams | Posted 06.29.2011 | Books

Summit Entertainment has reportedly stepped up to finance and distribute the Gavin Hood-directed adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game tha...

The Final 'Harry Potter' Film Revealed

Posted 06.27.2011 | Entertainment

It's the final chapter for the Boy Who Lived. The official trailer for the eighth and final "Harry Potter" film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hall...

CultureZohn: Tina Fey Is the New Harry Potter

Patricia Zohn | Posted 07.01.2011 | Books
Patricia Zohn

2011-04-26-boynoook.jpgTina is as much of an action heroine (OK, the action might be hiding out from cruise ship fires or preparing for a photo shoot) as a Hardy Boy ever was.

Emma Watson Teased, Taunted At Brown: Report

Posted 06.21.2011 | College

It certainly is not easy being the smartest girl in both fictional and non-fictional school. Sources tell the New York Daily News that Harry Potter s...

PHOTOS: Brand New Photos From The Final 'Harry Potter' Film!

ew.com | EW Staff | Posted 06.17.2011 | Entertainment

New looks at Harry, Hermione, and Ron; Bellatrix and Voldemort; and Neville from ''Hallows -- Part 2''!...