If you are lost in the Scottish highlands, adorable, and your dad has a cell phone and/or a wand, there is an even chance that you may be rescued by the Hogwarts train. UK media is reporting that Mr. and Mrs. Jon and Helen Cluett and their four children, ranging from ages six to 12, were faced with the prospect of…
If, today, you encountered social media, a periodical, or—in any likelihood—another person, you undoubtedly learned, quickly, that this was no common Monday. Or perhaps you already knew. In any case, exactly twenty years ago, J.K. Rowling’s debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone—the first in a magical…
Yes, you read that correctly. Harry Potter! Arrested! Weed!
Did you spend years of your childhood yearning for your invite to Hogwarts? Well, Tilda Swinton will have you know that in fact you didn’t miss much, because boarding schools are nowhere you want to be.
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.
All this week, J.K. Rowling has been publishing History of Magic in North America, one part a day for four days. When it’s been at its best, it’s been sloppy; when its not at its best—which is most of the time—it’s uninformed and under-researched. At its worst, it is downright offensive, and here’s why.
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.
Over the weekend, even as most of us were celebrating the fact that a new Star Wars movie did not in any way suck, some portions of the internet got sucked into a pointless, silly debate. Is Rey, the film’s hero, a “Mary Sue”? The answer is no. Next question?