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WATCH: Potter Fans At 'NYC Wizard Of Rock' Festival

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Everyone is gearing up for the new Harry Potter movie in New York. Last week was the Quidditch World Cup and this weekend along with the the movie's...

Making All Harry Potter Chocolate Fair Trade

Andrew Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Andrew Slack

Chocolate being sold in Harry's name is not fair trade. The fair trade label is the most realistic way that we can know that the cocoa farmers were treated fairly, transparently, and with the chance of upward mobility.

PHOTOS: 'Potter' Premiere, James Franco Photobomb, And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Harry Potter mania was out in full force last night with some of NYC's famous children in attendance at the premiere of the 7th film including Lourdes...

Samira Nanda

WATCH: Emma Watson Responds To Daniel Radcliffe's Animal Kiss Comment | Samira Nanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Actress Emma Watson responded to Daniel Radcliffe's comments about her kissing like an animal at the North American premiere of 'Harry Potter and the ...

WATCH: Muggles Compete In The Quidditch World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hipsters and nerds gathered at the DeWitt Clinton Park in New York City this weekend to battle in the Quidditch World Cup. Seekers, Snitch Runners...

'Harry Potter & The Homoerotic Subtext' Turns Dumbledore Into A Creep (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In this somewhat NSFW video, some very carefully edited clips reveal a pretty convincing homoerotic subtext in various "Harry Potter" films. As Buzzfe...

Daniel Radcliffe: Emma Watson Kisses 'Like An Animal'

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Daniel Radcliffe was expecting a tender embrace when it came time to kiss co-star Emma Watson in the new "Harry Potter" film. What he g...

St. Lawrence University First-Year Cup Inspired by Harry Potter House & Quidditch Cups

Steven Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Steven Horwitz

Hundreds of colleges have emulated Harry Potter movies by starting Quidditch teams, but here at St. Lawrence University, we've taken things a bit further.

Harry Potter: Now and Forever or Never More?

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

J. K. Rowling excited her fans recently by hinting that she wasn't ruling out the possibility of writing more about Harry Potter. While Daniel Radcliffe may be done, what about his character and his story?

Alex Gibney on Client 9, Spitzer, Dupree, Harry Potter, etc. (VIDEO)

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Liz Glover

Cross posted at Wonkette....

DVDs: The Sound Of Music, Toy Story 3, The Pacific And More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A bumper crop of new releases so let's get to it. THE SOUND OF MUSIC 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLURAY ($34.99; FOX) -- I've seen The Sound Of Music ...

Daniel Radcliffe Slams Idea He'll Keep Playing 'Harry Potter'

The Guardian | Ben Child | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When author JK Rowling revealed last month that she had not ruled out writing more Harry Potter books, it was the news that millions of fans of the bo...

Gossip Gram: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roseanne Colletti

We chat with Amber James of PopEater and Jarett Wieselman of the New York Post about the latest installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Harry Potter Blamed For Owl Killings

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blamed fans of boy wizard Harry Potter for their role in the dwindling number of wild owls. He said tha...

Harry Potter Gets New Website | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bloomsbury has launched a new website for Harry Potter as the new "signature" editions of J K Rowling's titles go on sale....

U.S. Government Witness Testifies Gitmo Prisoner's Religiosity Makes Him Dangerous

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Obama administration has neatly washed its hands of the serious legal problems with its first military commissions trial. But it cannot so neatly solve the problem of having violated its international legal obligations.

Did The Harry Potter Designer Steal This McQueen Dress? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

If we're going to believe that the magical crew follows the same "Something borrowed, something blue" custom, they have nothing to worry about. Lela L...

Orwell, Bradbury, Stephen King And More | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Science fiction's greatest authors have brilliant ideas, storytelling mojo... and plenty of stubbornness. Many of the field's greatest writers were bu...

The 'Harry Potter' Stars Talk About The End | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The first of the final two Harry Potter movies -- Deathly Hallows -- Part 1 -- is scheduled to be released on November 19, but the stars finished shoo...

When a Video Game Is More Than a Video Game

Linda Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

What are the enabling conditions for flourishing? Marty has an easy acronym: PERMA. PERMA stands for Positive emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment.

Quality Over Commerce: Warner Bros. Declines to Release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I in 3D. Will Release Part 7 on Nov 19th in 2D Only

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The decision is a promising sign that Warner Bros. believes that the seventh Harry Potter is darn-well good enough not to need a 3D presentation to ensure massive box office success.

Adults Take the Fun Out of Reading, Again

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

The big story on The New York Times today is that parents are again urging children to ditch children's books. Sure, Where the Wild Things Are and Gre...

J.K. Rowling: I 'Could Definitely' Write Another 'Harry Potter' Book

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

CHICAGO — Could Harry Potter return to work more magic? J.K. Rowling is leaving open the possibility. She told Oprah Winfrey in a taped intervi...

Banned Books

The New York Times | AMANDA CHRISTY BROWN and HOLLY EPSTEIN OJALVO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of intellectual freedom and draws attention to the harms of...

In Defense of Dead/Absent Parents in Children's Literature

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nathan Bransford

There has been some discussion in the book world lately about the prevalence of absent and/or dead parents in children's literature. In an interesting...