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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

A New Year's Letter to My Best Friends

Katerina Lopez | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
Katerina Lopez

I cannot begin to explain how much you mean to me. But clearly I'm going to try. I have known some of you for nearly a decade and others for less than a year.

J.K. Rowling Explains Why Zombies Don't Appear In 'Harry Potter'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books

As part of 12 days of new content on Pottermore leading up to Christmas, the site posted a new riddle on Dec. 21. The correct answer unlocks writing f...

J.K. Rowling Admits She Doesn't Get Draco Malfoy's Appeal

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books

Pottermore posted yet another clue on Monday morning, which when solved allows users to unlock new writing from J.K. Rowling about the popular antagon...

Little Girl Makes Excellent Case For Strong Female Characters

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

Frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in literature? So is this little girl. On Wednesday, military officer and author Myke Cole tweet...

Q&A With Kate Ormand About Her YA Novel Dark Days

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 02.17.2015 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Kate Ormand's debut young adult novel Dark Days tells the story of sixteen-year-old Sia who lives in a dystopian future in which the world has been divided in sectors.

J.K. Rowling Finally Reveals Whether Snape Was A Vampire

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.17.2014 | Books

Pottermore's 12 days of Christmas roll on: Today, a new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on vampires was published on the site. To unlock the new st...

Yes, There Was A Jew At Hogwarts

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

Christmas at Hogwarts was quite a magical season, at least in novelist J.K. Rowling’s imagination. Warm fires blazed in the hearths inside the schoo...

J.K. Rowling Only Feels Guilty About One 'Harry Potter' Death

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment

If you're still mourning the loss of Dumbledore or the heartbreaking demise of Sirius Black, Dobby and Fred Weasley, well, you're not about to get any...

The Eye of Sauron Over Moscow, or, Revenge of the Orcs

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 02.10.2015 | Weird News
Eliot Borenstein

In honor of the final installment of the eighty-seven-part Hobbit film series, a Russian art group recently decided to crown the Moscow International Business Center with the All-Seeing Eye of Sauron.

7 Reasons Why 'Harry Potter' and 'LOTR' Should Be Required Reading

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

Students would be more actively engaged and wouldn't dread coming home to do boring "homework." Instead, they would embark on innumerable journeys at night and come to appreciate the art of storytelling.

Christmas Just Came Early For 'Harry Potter' Fans

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

You don't have to celebrate Christmas to know that this winter is the most magical time of the year, thanks to J.K. Rowling. In a newsletter to th...

If You Want To Attend Hogwarts, Go To Poland

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

The day everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived: We can all attend Hogwarts. Thanks to a few Polish and Danish Harry Potter fans who were...

What Harry Potter Can Teach Us About Neuroscience

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science

When reading about Harry Potter's adventures fighting Lord Voldemort or flying around the Quidditch field on his broomstick, we can become so absorbed...