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Matt Wayt Matt Wayt Jul 15, 2019 at 11:36.

J.K. Rowling posted a new story on the redesigned Pottermore site

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As part of an overhaul of J.K. Rowling’s pottermore.com, the author has written a new story about the history of Harry Potter’s family, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A statement from website says that the story “sheds unexpected new light on the origins of the Potter family name, delves into Harry’s ancestry, [and] explains how his grandfather quadrupled the family’s fortune and how...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 15, 2019 at 11:08.

J.K. Rowling wages Twitter war on Presidential Candidate Who Shall Not Be Named

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CHAPTER ONE

Ms. Katrina Pierson, of number four, Privet Drive, was proud to say that she was perfectly normal, thank you very much. She was the last person you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because she just didn’t hold with such nonsense. Specifically, when it came to immigrants, and the question of racial purity among presidential candidates, she didn’t truck with...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 10:31.

Someone stole a valuable Harry Potter prequel written on a postcard

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A valuable copy of a Harry Potter prequel, handwritten on a postcard by author J.K. Rowling, was stolen during a recent home burglary, according to Reuters, with Rowling herself asking fans for help in its safe return. The 800-word story is reportedly set three years before the boy wizard’s birth and focuses on Sirius Black and James Potter, a relatively minor tale of which Rowling concludes...

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 15, 2019 at 04:42.

J.K. Rowling is sorry for killing Snape, just so you know

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J.K. Rowling continues to share her opinions about the series of novels that she finished publishing about 10 years ago, this time explaining on Twitter that she’s sorry for killing off Harry Potter’s antagonist-turned-heroic martyr Severus Snape. Her admission is part of a tradition on the anniversary of the pivotal Battle Of Hogwarts in which she attempts to make amends for her ruthless...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 14, 2019.

Harry Potter play to stop using live owls, will have to rely on email now

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Jack Thorne’s play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, is officially in its previews stage, and will reveal to fans of J.K. Rowling’s books (yes, and movies) just how The Boy Who Lived ended up as The Man Who Will Work Himself To Death If He Isn’t Careful. The two-part play officially opens July 31, and some of the bugs are still being worked out of the production, by which we mean live owls....

Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Jul 14, 2019.

Tilda Swinton takes her boarding school issues out on Hogwarts

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Tilda Swinton is not a fan of Harry Potter, and it’s not just because she probably knows how wrong the books are about conjuring spells. (Just ask Swinton about apparating. We bet she knows how to do it.) No, Swinton dislikes the world of Potter because it makes kids dream of leaving their parents behind and going off to boarding schools, which she deems pretty terrible. “I think they are a...

Caitlin PenzeyMoog Caitlin PenzeyMoog Jul 13, 2019.

J.K. Rowling is sorry for killing Fred Weasley

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J.K. Rowling killed loads of characters in her Harry Potter series, and one of the most devastating for fans and twins everywhere was the death of prankster Fred Weasley, one of several characters killed in the Battle Of Hogwarts. On the 17th anniversary of that last showdown with Voldemort, Rowling took to Twitter to apologize about the death:

Ire is right. “Sorry” doesn’t bring him back and...

Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jul 13, 2019.

Singer Alison Sudol to make her feature debut in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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A relatively unknown actress has joined the cast of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff we still don’t know a ton about because it’s based on a fictional textbook. Alison Sudol will make her feature film debut in what will be the first in a planned trilogy, alongside Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a 1920s magizoologist who travels from the U.K. to New York to...

Caitlin PenzeyMoog Caitlin PenzeyMoog Jul 07, 2019.

Karin Slaughter recommends 7 thrilling, disturbing mysteries written by women

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With Reading List, The A.V. Club asks one of our favorite pop-culture creators to describe a list of reading materials that are tied together by a singular theme.

The reader: Karin Slaughter often hears from male fans that she’s the first female author they’ve read. It might be because she writes in a genre more often associated with men: the detective thrillers full of gore, murders, and...

Rob Dean Rob Dean Jul 07, 2019.

Every Snape scene in chronological order shows his anguished evolution

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In J.K. Rowling’s early Harry Potter novels, Severus Snape is bit enigmatic, but mostly just an antagonistic prig who seems to have it out for Harry for no real reason. As the series continued and concluded, though, it’s not just Harry’s story that is expounded upon but also that of the much-maligned Snape. Readers learned that the perpetually greasy wizard may have actually been the ultimate...

Jack Mirkinson Jack Mirkinson Jul 06, 2019.

J.K. Rowling is dropping tons of new knowledge about the Harry Potter universe

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When readers finished the last word of the last Harry Potter book, it was easy to assume that they were saying goodbye for good to the world that J.K. Rowling had created. Well, that turned out to be extremely not the case. Ever since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Rowling factory has been churning out Potter spinoffs and sequels and filling in an ever-increasing amount of blanks...

Caitlin PenzeyMoog Caitlin PenzeyMoog Jul 02, 2019.

Did the book version of The Casual Vacancy need more maggots?

Did the book version of The Casual Vacancy need more maggots?

HBO aired the first two hours of the J.K. Rowling adaptation The Casual Vacancy last night, introducing viewers to the twisty, twisted, and possibly overpopulated English village of Pagford. Seriously, there are a ton of characters in this thing, and DVR Club is here to help you keep them straight. TV editor Erik Adams and copy editor Caitlin PenzeyMoog cut through the parochial politicking,...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 01, 2019.

Harry Potter, according to his friends who did all the work

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One of the main themes of the Harry Potter series is that the power of love and friendship will always win out over unhinged cruelty and evil. J.K. Rowling highlights this theme by consistently reminding readers that Harry would be straight-up dead if he hadn’t lucked into making two very important friends during his first few months at school. Whether he’s facing a series of trials in the...

Caitlin PenzeyMoog Caitlin PenzeyMoog Jun 28, 2019.

J.K. Rowling explains where Fluffy went and tells fans to stop asking stupid questions

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J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to participate in yesterday’s Harry Potter Book Night, an event created by the series’ publisher Bloomsbury as a way for fans to introduce new readers to the Wizarding World. Rowling responded to the event, hashtagged #HarryPotterBookNight, and answered three questions from readers.

The first question revolves around Fluffy, a three-headed dog that Harry, Ron, and...

Caitlin PenzeyMoog Caitlin PenzeyMoog Jun 25, 2019.

The American wizarding world will be fleshed out in Harry Potter spin-off

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We already know that Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will center on 1930s-era New York City. But now J.K. Rowling has revealed in a Twitter exchange that main character Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) will meet people who were educated at an American school that is not in New York.

The only glimpse of magical folk beyond Europe is found in The Goblet Of Fire, when Harry...

Rob Dean Rob Dean Jun 23, 2019.

David Bowie and Banksy are roommates in Friendship All-Stars (Of Friendship)

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What sort of shenanigans might come about if the world’s most anonymous graffiti artist and a glam rock superstar were forced to share living quarters? Turns out lots of parkour, glitter paint, and, of course, delicious panini. Friendship All-Stars is from L/Studio and features stop motion animation in which two random (or related in some manner) celebrities are reimagined as colorful...

Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jun 23, 2019.

J.K. Rowling to reveal history of North American magic with new online stories

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Having written the book (literally) on the U.K. wizarding world, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is now looking to conquer North America as well. According to the official Harry Potter companion website Pottermore, Rowling is set to release a new series of short stories called Magic In North America, which detail the hitherto unknown world of North American witchcraft and wizardry. It’s all...

Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jun 21, 2019.

As fans celebrate #BackToHogwarts day, J.K. Rowling talks about Harry Potter’s kid

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September 1st is an auspicious day in the Harry Potter series. It marks the moment Harry can escape his abusive Muggle family and return to Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry, a magical safe haven that’s constantly infiltrated by his murderous enemies. Much as Star Wars fans have claimed May 4th as their own, September 1st is an unofficial Harry Potter celebration day for the series’...

Caitlin PenzeyMoog Caitlin PenzeyMoog Jun 10, 2019.

Katherine Waterston to cast spells in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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Now that Eddie Redmayne has been officially cast as the globe-trotting, monster-seeking, teakettle-wielding Newt Scamader, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has found its second lead with Katherine Waterston. Waterston, who played off Joaquin Phoenix to great acclaim in 2014’s Inherent Vice, will join the magizoologist for the first installment of Fantastic Beasts, which is planned to...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jun 09, 2019.

Voldemort does possibly the least soothing ASMR video of all time

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As the chief antagonist of the Harry Potter franchise, both in books and films, Lord Voldemort may be an evil wizard with no nose and a nasty track record of murder, but that doesn’t necessarily make him a soulless monster. If his YouTube followers want him to whisper and make low-volume noises in order to trigger ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) reactions, he’s more than happy to...

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