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Turns Out You Can Stay at Hogwarts... Kind Of

Oyster | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Oyster

If you're hoping to channel Harry Potter on your next trip, the Wizard Chamber at London's Georgian House is full of wizardly goodness: from a "cauldron" by the fireplace, to an owl figurine by the bed, from old-fashioned luggage under the bed, to "potions" in the bathroom. Just BYO-W(and).

Big News For The Harry Potter Spinoff Series

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

Warner Bros. made a huge -- but not so surprising -- announcement on Wednesday, revealing that the Harry Potter spinoff series, "Fantastic Beasts And ...

DIY Invisibility Is Now an Actual Real Thing

Xavier Toby | Posted 10.09.2014 | Technology
Xavier Toby

Scientists at the University of Rochester in the USA recently revealed how to make stuff invisible. Kinda.

Living in the Shadow of a Gun Crime: 14 Years Later

Sezin Koehler | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Jumping at one's own shadow is a perfect metaphor for living with post-traumatic stress disorder. A darkness that sets up permanent camp in your peripheral vision and won't go away, no matter how much sage you burn, or how many gods you pray to.

Movie Review: The Brilliance of Mr. Turner

Brandon Judell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Friday morning, on an M7 bus heading for the New York Film Festival critics' screening of Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner, I was sitting quite contentedly, reading the latest international literary sensation, Karl Ove Knausgaard's autobiographical novel My Struggle Book 1.

'Harry Potter Girl' Inspires Vision for Equality and World Peace

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Ingrid Peschke

You and I can both do something to counteract evil. Each time we side with harmony in our relationships, each time we say yes to forgiveness and humility we say yes to peace. Each time we choose to view a situation through the eyes of love, we have chosen a healing view.

Edinburgh: Motherlode of Festivals

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

Though August is a peak time for Edinburgh Festivals, you'll find something stimulating and entertaining throughout the year.

Claire Fallon

'Harry Potter' Tops Facebook's '10 Books That Stayed With You' Meme And No One Is Surprised

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books

If you’re a reader and have Facebook friend who are readers, you’ve likely seen or even participated in the “10 books that have stayed with you...

How to Talk to Kids About Disability (and Voldemort)

Mary Evelyn Smith | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Mary Evelyn Smith

Voldemort is so freaking scary that if you even speak his name, all manner of horrors could rain down upon you. The kids at Hogwarts knew better than to mess with him because, just like we teach our kids in the real world, it's best not to talk about bad things.

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 09.27.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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...