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The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.28.2013 | Celebrity

Emma Watson and Matthew Lewis, who played Neville Longbottom in "Harry Potter," have a very awkward old photo together. We mostly all have awkward pic...

How Different Would the Harry Potter Series Be if They Were Written By George R.R. Martin?

Quora | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Geoffrey Reemer, Game of Thrones Fanboy Draco Malfoy would be sitting on the Magic Throne, w...

Why Kids Hate Reading: An Addict's Perspective

Kyle Weiss | Posted 08.17.2013 | Books
Kyle Weiss

Strictness in school literature requirements and lack of breadth and in permitted genres to choose from for said requirement is one of the biggest problems with education in America.

Behind the Scenes

Viator | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel

Taking a vacation can be all about escape -- and the same can be said about losing ourselves in the movies and TV shows we love. It's only natural, then, for film and TV buffs to combine the two when we travel by visiting famous filming locations around the world.

10 Reasons Why Daniel Radcliffe Is Wise Beyond His Years

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 07.29.2013 | Celebrity

"Harry Potter" fans may argue that Daniel Radcliffe looks like he has grown up quite quickly over the course of shooting the fantastical franchise, bu...

Eight Decades Behind The Scenes

Posted 05.30.2013 | Arts

We love the magic of the cinema as much as the next person, but sometimes it's more fun to see what goes on when the cameras aren't rolling. Candi...

Legacy And Family: A Hadran For Harry Potter

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

When my wife and I chose the names of our three precious children, we were committed to naming them after family members we had loved and lost. It struck me immediately, when our youngest daughter was named, that the pantheon of my ancestral family was whole again.

'Idiot' Baz Luhrmann Turned Down 'Harry Potter'

Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment

Baz Luhrmann has learned first hand that you can't repeat the past. Luhrmann, whose adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" just crossed the $100 million bar...

LOOK: The Most Memorable People Who Never Lived | Posted 05.23.2013 | Books

Here at TIME, we think a lot about the question of influence. Our annual TIME 100 issue takes a close look at the most influential figures in the worl...

Rare 'Harry Potter' Annotated Edition Sold For HOW Much?!

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books

May 21 (Reuters) - A unique first edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" annotated by author J.K. Rowling has sold for a record 150,0...

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Step-By-Step' Process For Steamy Gay Love Scene

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices

In "Kill your Darlings," slated for release later this year, Daniel Radcliffe plays Allen Ginsberg, who befriends writers William Burroughs and Jack K...

'I've Just Had An Amazing Three Or Four Years'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- Emma Watson is reveling in her post-"Potter" freedom at the Cannes Film Festival, relishing a Valley Girl role far from her wise-bey...

Off the Books

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Remy M. Maisel

Something strange happened to me around when I started college: I stopped reading books. Not "I stopped reading." Not "I stopped reading stories." Not "I stopped reading for long periods of time without interruption." I just, specifically, stopped reading books.

What's a Library?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.08.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

I live across the street from a library, or at least what used to be a library. The Donnell Library on West 53rd Street. Today, it is a big hole in the ground.

Exclusive: A Detailed Look at Diagon Alley, the Highly Anticipated Expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

Jim Hill | Posted 07.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Building on the success of Hogsmeade, Hogwarts Castle and the award-winning "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" attraction, Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced an expansion of historic proportion.

Harry Potter Does 'Draw My Life'! (VIDEO)

Posted 05.07.2013 | Teen

"Draw My Life" has been one of our favorite YouTube phenomenons this year, so when we saw that our favorite fictional wizard tried his hand at it... w...

Sitting Atop the Next Harry Potter

Desiree Michael | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Desiree Michael

Living in Greece and watching the birth of a long-awaited technological revolution is fascinating in and of itself.

5 Life Lessons We Learned From 'Harry Potter'

Leah Kashar | Posted 07.03.2013 | Teen
Leah Kashar

Besides the fact that these books and movies are incredibly entertaining and well-written, there are plenty of life lessons that can be learned from the series. Here are five of my favorites.

Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice!

Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Muggles on the West Coast can ready their wannabe broomsticks and wands because the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is bringing its magic to Hollywood...

WATCH: Little Boy Gives Harry Potter A Run For His Money

Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents

We think we know where this story is going. Young Quentin can communicate with zoo animals (if snakes speak Parseltongue, is there a word for lion ...

What It Was Like To Wake Up In Cambridge Today

Lindsey Mead | Posted 06.19.2013 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I sat with them and helped make a Pottermore account, feeling my phone buzzing in the pocket of my jeans as I did so. The temptation to check it was overwhelming. No. Set them up at Hogwarts. This is the perfect place to spend today.

IT'S ON: Quidditch World Cup 2013!

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 04.12.2013 | College

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The way Alex Benepe remembers it, his roommate's idea to make quidditch more than a broom-riding fantasy confined to books and the ...

Entitlement: The Harry Potter Syndrome

Marilyn Beker | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Marilyn Beker

We should stop taking our American privilege for granted. More of us need to travel to some of the places that time's forgotten. We need to take a good look at them and then at ourselves. And guess what? We might not have to go farther than our own hometowns to do that.

The Harry Potter Play Is Back!

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The Harry Potter play parody "Potted Potter" is magically returning to New York City. Producers said Wednesday that off-Broadway's Little...

20 Movies That Should Be Rereleased In 3-D

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

It seems like a whirlwind of a year for 3-D. This past weekend's rerelease of the 1993 blockbuster "Jurassic Park" collected more than $21 million at ...