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Definitive Proof that Rory Gilmore and Hermione Granger Would Be Best Friends

Erin Spencer | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Erin Spencer

In between name-dropping Proust novels and reading Nieztche, Miss Gilmore also makes time for Harry Potter, as one should. Obviously, she must be a Hermione fan because, well, who wouldn't be?

J.K. Rowling Is Expanding The 'Harry Potter' Universe Again

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books

Harry Potter devotees may remember Celestina Warbeck's vocal stylings from Chapter 16 of "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince." "Oh, come and s...

Fans Totally Freak Out Over Daniel Radcliffe Surprise

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment

When a group of people ventured to see Daniel Radcliffe's new movie, they thought they'd simply see the film and go about their day. Little did the...

Daniel Radcliffe's Least Favorite 'Harry Potter' Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment

You guys, Daniel Radcliffe really doesn't like watching "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Of all the Hogwarts movies, the sixth installment is...

'Star Wars' Actor Says Literally All He Can About 'Episode VII'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Most probably know Domhnall Gleeson for two things: playing Bill Weasley in the "Harry Potter" series, and his back facing the camera in the only phot...

15-Year-Old Mass Shooting Survivor Gets Letter From Dumbledore

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.06.2014 | Good News

While many others may still be waiting patiently for their admittance letters to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, one teen in Texas has alr...

This Powerful Voicemail Is Proof That Books Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books

Walk into the young adult section of any library, and you'll find shelves full of novels about kids fighting off the forces of evil. Mountain trolls, ...

Here's The Real Magic That Comes From Reading Harry Potter

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.13.2014 | Science

In the magical world of Harry Potter, witches and wizards can fly on broomsticks, become invisible, and make things levitate. Wingardium leviosa! ...

Claire Fallon

7 Ways J.K. Rowling Changed Childhood For A Whole Generation

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.31.2014 | Books

Today, July 31, is J.K. Rowling’s birthday -- a birthday she famously shares with her most beloved character, Harry Potter. Though she’s long sinc...

Fantasy Meets Reality in ABC's The Quest

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

Hailed as The Amazing Race meets Lord of the Rings, the show is essentially a scripted fantasy world for unscripted reality contestants -- 12 to be exact -- who will be known throughout the series as paladins.

Definitive Signs You're A Muggle In Denial

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 07.31.2014 | Books

Being a true Harry Potter fan takes dedication -- after seven books, eight movies and one theme park, we still haven't had our fill. The entire franch...

Sherlock Holmes Versus God Almighty: Who Is More Real? The Multiverse Says Go With the Gumshoe

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 07.15.2014 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Greater comfort, I think, is to be found in the realization that infinity is as problematic for science as it is for religion. Much as an infinitely perfect God leads to logical clashes with reality, an infinite multiverse bedevils attempts to apply tools such as probabilities to our understanding of the world.

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

Want To Try The New Harry Potter Ride? Expect Loooooooooong Lines

AP | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lines to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort were more than seven hours long Tuesday — enough time t...

Emma Watson Wants More Men To Speak Up About Global Gender Equality

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact

After years of fighting evil on-screen, Hermione Granger is becoming a force for good in the muggle world. Emma Watson, who skyrocketed to stardom...

HE'S BACK!

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter is back — mysterious, married, and going gray. J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a n...

Potter Heads Unite for A New Adventure at Universal Orlando

Joshua Estrin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Joshua Estrin

While the masses of muggles, the non-magicians among us anxiously await any word from the world of wizardry.

What's New with Novels?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

From its start in the early 18th century, the novel as a genre has always resisted easy definition. Samuel Johnson, literary critic and author of the first comprehensive English dictionary, defined the novel in 1755 as "a small tale, generally of love."

Daniel Radcliffe Says The 'Friend Zone' Is A Male Invention

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women

He spent all of his teenage years embedded in a fantastical world of magic and wizardry, but if there's one thing that Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcl...

The 12 Most Unique College Courses In America

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.23.2014 | College

Every college in America boasts that one life-changing class with that one legendary professor. If you’re lucky enough to be in such a class, you su...

This Harry Potter Cast Reunion Photo Will Make Your Teenage Heart Leap

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

No, former teenagers, you are not dreaming: Draco Malfoy, Bellatrix LeStrange and Luna Lovegood really did get together to hang out in a magical villa...

Florida Has Jimmy Feeling Very Thankful And Sweaty

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Comedy

"The Tonight Show's" last day in Florida had Jimmy Fallon feeling very thankful. He was thankful for all the kindness people showed him, all the fun t...

Watch Parents Epicly Fail At 'Harry Potter' Trivia

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.20.2014 | Entertainment

Muggles say the darndest things. "The Tonight Show" is in Orlando this week, and Jimmy Fallon thought it'd be fun to go to the Wizarding World of H...

Real-Life Diagon Alley Is A Harry Potter Nerd's Dream Come True

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment

Diagon Alley won't officially open until July 8, but the first photos of Universal's new expansion of the Harry Potter Wizarding World show details th...

Jimmy Fallon Ruins Every 'Harry Potter' Fan's Childhood

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon and Steve Higgins just found their perfect "Harry Potter" wands, but the only spell they wanted to practice was "Innuendo!" When Fall...