Hey, Nerds: Don't Trespass on Active Railways to Get a Great Harry Potter Picture 

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. »10/07/15 4:30pm

JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! »12/17/14 7:45pm

Snape Was a Potions Master Because J.K. Rowling Hated Chemistry

As anyone who's ever dipped a toe into the Harry Potter universe can tell you, potions—taught primarily by Professor Snape throughout the books—is one of the most challenging (and rewarding) parts of the Hogwarts curriculum. And it works that way because it's mirrored after chemistry, J.K. Rowling's own least favorite… »12/15/14 3:45pm

A New Harry Potter Story Is Coming Starring Meanie Dolores Umbridge

On Halloween, Harry Potter’s cutest villain will return with all things pink, feline and evil in her hands. Author J.K. Rowling is releasing a new story surrounding Dolores Umbridge, the teacher who made Harry write ‘I must not tell lies’ with a pen that simultaneously scratched the words into his own hand. Yeesh. »10/24/14 12:40pm

Mom's Evangelical Christian Rewrite of Harry Potter CANNOT Be Real

Exciting news from the fan fiction world! A writer who claims to be an Evangelical stay-at-home mom named Grace Ann has taken it upon herself to remove all the witchcraft devil-worship from Harry Potter and replace it with a more Christian-friendly message. Looks like someone has finally thought of the children — by… »9/23/14 6:45pm

Harry Potter's JK Rowling Tells Off 'Fan' Angry Dumbledore Was Gay

Harry Potter series author JK Rowling has hit back at an angry "fan" on social media site Twitter after the user chided her for revealing Dumbledore is gay. Rowling's writing is being discussed in relation to her recent donation of £1 million ($1.6 million) to the "Better Together" campaign opposing Scottish… »9/07/14 10:15pm