Turn your eyes to the United Kingdom, where controversy rages over a shop owner’s reported reluctance to sell wands to Harry Potter fans—as opposed to those embarking on a true spiritual journey—drawing fire from J.K. Rowling herself.
North American sales for the script—the script!—of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two topped two million in the first two days it was available.
Today is author J.K. Rowling’s 51st birthday! She’s celebrating with the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the news that—sorry pals—she has finished writing about Harry Potter. This eighth, theatrical installment concludes his narrative.
Some number of owls have been thrown out of work, as the stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has decided not to use live owls, after all.
Stephanie Dodd, 26, and Samuel Goetsch, 25, are bigger Harry Potter fans than you are, and honestly I think it’s best if you just let them have that.
Playing a realistic game of Quidditch has been a goal of Harry Potter fans ever since the book made the geeky fictional game famous. A group of skydivers have achieved that silly feat.
Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, and you know what that means! J.K. Rowling is here to apologize for killing off characters that she spent seven Harry Potter books convincing you to love!
The latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is here, and with it a little lesson in how wizards smuggle magical creatures across borders.
A humble wooden chair sold at a NYC auction for $394,000 on Wednesday—all because it happens to be the seat that J.K. Rowling planted her buns on while writing the first two Harry Potter books.
JK Rowling, the writer who has spent the past two decades shaping popular culture around the world with her Harry Potter universe, has recently revealed a new series of stories, A History of Magic in North America. The series is being published on the “digital heart of the Wizarding World,” Pottermore, and presents a…
A Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios Hollywood that’s expected to open in two months is facing a setback because it makes people puke like crazy.
Emma Watson would like some time to read (how Hermione of her, right?). In fact, she’s so bent on her studies that she plans to take off the next year to focus on “personal development.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not going to be “canon,” I would guess, but the forthcoming story—created for a stage play, and adapted into a book to be released July 31—was written by J.K. Rowling, in partnership with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
Casting for the upcoming London play about old-ass Harry Potter characters, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has been announced. And much to the chagrin of ~certain~ Potter fans, a black actress is playing Hermione.
Here’s your first taste of footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Harry Potter prequel that follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), expert on magical animals and monsters (and writer of textbooks assigned to Hogwarts students), on his mishap-stricken adventure through New York City’s underground…
J.K. Rowling plans on writing another children’s book at some point in the future, so mark your invisible calendars.
There are many lovely Harry Potter-related activities in the United Kingdom, including taking a Hogwarts Express-style steam train over the stunning Glenfinnan viaduct, which appears in the films. However, for fuck’s sake, do not trespass on any railway lines to get your perfect snapshot. Seriously. Don’t.
Tuesday afternoon, J.K. Rowling tweeted some huge news about some of her beloved characters from the Harry Potter universe. “Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody’s surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed,” she wrote to her 5.32M followers.
The younger generation of the Harry Potter cast may be pursuing new routes in show business, but, as Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis recently demonstrated on Twitter, they’re happy to channel their more magical selves. And J.K. Rowling, for her part, is here for all of it.
Simon Pegg’s Drunk Ron Weasley made his less-than triumphant return to the Tonight Show Tuesday night. The cause for celebration (and drunken tears)? Harry Potter is turning 35, Hermione has left Ron for Viktor Krum, and Ron wants to show his balls on national television.