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To Quote Emma Watson...

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Sarah Cannata

It wasn't until attending the first event in the series and listening to a panel of successful and inspiring women that I too was asking this question: In 2015, why are we still engaging in a conversation based on obtaining equality for all?

The Resurrection According to SciFi, Part 3: Harry Potter

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Ronda Lee

Harry's death by the dark lord is his salvation. As the devil rejoiced over the crucifixion of Christ, so too Voldemort glories in Harry's demise not realizing it is his own destruction that has been orchestrated.

J.K. Rowling's New Show Is Nothing Like 'Harry Potter'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment

Hedwig, we're not in Hogwarts anymore. The trailer for "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's upcoming HBO miniseries, has finally hit the Internet, ...

JK Rowling Had A Brilliant Response To Fan Who Said She 'Can't See' Dumbledore Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.26.2015 | Gay Voices

Brilliant. A "Harry Potter" fan recently took to Twitter to thank JK Rowling for writing the magical series and to ask why Dumbledore is gay, writ...

'Harry Potter' Reimagined As 'Friends' Is The TV Show We Didn't Know We Needed

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment

YouTube user Jeremiah Rivera, describing himself as "just a person who got bored," posted a mashup this week of two pop culture sensations -- "Harry P...

The REAL Hogwarts Express Is Now Open To Muggles

HuffPost | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel

The original Hogwarts Express train will be open to tour at Warner Brothers Studios London starting on March 19. That means every muggle, Hufflepuff and Slytherin will have a chance to tour the train that appeared in the actual Harry Potter films. Squee!

The Best Books on Screen

Culturalist | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment

Make your list now! is the place to shape, share and debate your opinions on anything and everything through Top 10 lists. Want to jo...

The 'Harry Potter' Cast Had The Most Magical Reunion Ever

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.08.2015 | Entertainment

We solemnly swear that this is amazing. Draco Malfoy was hanging out with the Weasleys in West Hollywood recently and decided to share the Hogwarts...

Human Rights Nightmare Continues in Silence in Colombia

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Dan Kovalik

While the press continues to vilify Venezuela, to the exclusion of any Colombian coverage, Colombians are actually seeking safe haven in Venezuela -- an irony worth noting.

University Offers 'Harry Potter'-Themed Sex-Ed Class

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.04.2015 | College

Boston University is teaching students about safe sex and sexual health with a little bit of help from none other than wizard extraordinaire Harry Pot...

A Sense of Nature and History in Portugal

Jeanine Barone | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

All of this history is set in Portugal's Centro region that's barely a one-hour drive from the airport in Lisbon. And yet, it couldn't be more distinct from the capital.

'Harry Potter' Secrets Revealed In New Book

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.27.2015 | Books

Forget new snippets of writing posted on Pottermore: The motherlode of Harry Potter revelations is coming. According to the Guardian, Bloomsbury has p...

How Do You Play Muggle Quidditch?

Quora | Posted 04.28.2015 | Sports

The game is played on a 'pitch', about the third of the length of a soccer field, it is roughly elliptical in shape, though the edges are not treated as 'hard' boundaries as they tend to be in other sports. There are three hoops of varying heights at each end of the pitch, if premade hoops aren't available, many teams will resort to hanging hulahoops from soccer nets.

What Harry Potter Taught Me About Antisemitism

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 04.28.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Just like some ultra-right wing Orthodox settlers in Israel can impede progress there, so hateful clerics can shape the culture of Arab communities in Europe. The problem is not lack of jobs or social mobility. It is the hijacking of a religion, and we cannot stop it unless we name it.

Which America Is Yours? A Proposed Four-Party Hogwarts Government

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

What if all four parties could compete throughout the year for the right to run the government--but only through cooperation and co-existence not character assassination? Let's take a look at the four houses of Hogwarts and see if the ballot in November might look a little different than it does now.

The Magical Story Of Severus Snape, In One Heartrending Supercut

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Books

Severus Snape: he was first introduced to the world as a seemingly typical villain in the "Harry Potter" series, a cantankerous man who appeared to de...

Astoria Characters: The Bird Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.11.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"The Bird Lady of Astoria," as everyone calls her, has been known to drive her chair all the way to Astoria Park, which is about 5 miles from her apartment. It's no big deal , she says, because the chair can go 15 miles without a recharge.

America's "Horcrux": Sports Heroes And Villains

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

When Lebron made "The Decision," people demonstrated in the streets. They burned his jersey. Are we really that mad over where someone decides to play basketball, or is something else going on here?

Harry Potter Is Finally Coming To Oyster's Ebook Library

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.28.2015 | Books

What is Spotify without Taylor Swift? Netflix without Friends? Oyster without Harry Potter? While Taylor Swift fans still find cold comfort in their S...

Bill Bradley

Draco Malfoy Says Kanye Would Definitely Be A Hufflepuff | 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 03.07.2015 | 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 02.28.2015 | 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?