J.K. Rowling Says She and Fantastic Beasts Filmmakers Are 'Genuinely Happy' About Casting Johnny Depp

In November, Warner Bros. re-confirmed its controversial decision to cast Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the forthcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, despite his ex-wife Amber Heard accusing the actor of domestic violence in 2016. On Thursday, Harry Potter author and Fantastic Beasts screenwriter …


J.K. Rowling's History of Magic in North America Was a Travesty From Start to Finish

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.


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer Will Help You Miss Harry Potter Slightly Less

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…