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Definitive Signs You're A Muggle In Denial

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 07.16.2014 | 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 06.27.2014 | 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...

Books That Grow With You: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.13.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Out of respect for that fear, and the memories I want to enshrine, I tend to leave my childhood books undisturbed on the shelf. But some books can withstand the test of our aging and grow with us, like a second skin.

How Jim Dale Turned His 60+ Years in Show Business Into 90 Minutes of Broadway Magic

Jim Hill | Posted 06.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how do you know Jim Dale? To be honest, it kind of depends on which decade you grew up in.

Top 5 Fictional Characters I Wish Were My Best Friends During a Break Up

Meira Bienstock | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The realization has occurred; the relationship is over. Your mind is clouded with cobwebs from smashed love and a shattered heart, and all you need is advice from someone.

Theater Review: Just Jim Dale, a Slim and Stale Musical Memoir

Zach Udko | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

After a brief career as a pop singer in his early 20s, Dale commits to serious acting after seeing a Noel Coward play. He soon finds success playing many of Shakespeare's clowns, before moving onto leading Broadways roles.

Two Pieces OF 'Harry Potter' Advice I Want My Classmates to Know

Jackson Barnett | Posted 07.23.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

Almost instantaneously, I made a connection with my doppelgänger, and he earned a permanent place in my life -- not just as a piece of literature, but as a friend.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Talking Godzilla! Plus Jon Favreau on Chef

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Join us for a spoiler-rific discussion of Gareth Edward's take on the king of the monsters, Godzilla.

Wait, Catelyn Stark Was In 'Harry Potter'?!

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.17.2014 | TV

It's no news that the "Game of Thrones" cast is filled with actors we've seen before. We all knew that Jack Gleeson, a.k.a. Joffrey, was cute and i...

'Harry Potter' Spinoff Gets Release Date

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment

It's time for Harry Potter fans to cue up their time turners. The "Harry Potter" spinoff trilogy, "Fantastic Beasts," has a release date for its first...

Harry Potter Cast Members Reunite to Shoot New Scenes for Universal Orlando's 'Escape From Gringotts' Thrill Ride

Jim Hill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Let's cut to the chase here: Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (i.e. the feature attraction for Diagon Alley, that new Harry Potter-themed land that will be opening at Universal Studios Florida later this summer) isn't just a thrill ride. It's really Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.1.

11 Controversial Books That We Totally Read Anyway

Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment

It's a sad truth, but some of our favorite books continue to be challenged and banned worldwide. While we think that it's tragic that this form of cen...