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  • November 21, 2018

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’s bonkers plot twist, explained

    If true, the movie’s biggest revelation contains major implications for the entire Harry Potter universe.

  • September 1, 2018

    J.K. Rowling’s Cormoran Strike books are the next best thing to a grown-up Harry Potter

    J.K. Rowling loves her hardboiled noir detective the same way she loves her iconic boy wizard. That makes her detective novels incredibly fun to read.

  • September 1, 2018

    The first Harry Potter book wasn’t perfect, but it was magic

    Celebrate Harry Potter's 20th anniversary by rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and become 9 years old again.

  • September 1, 2018

    How Harry Potter changed the world

    J.K. Rowling’s books about a boy wizard transformed publishing, fandom, and the rest of pop culture.

  • September 1, 2018

    7 authors tell us how 20 years of Harry Potter shaped their lives

    Hank Green, Mackenzi Lee, and more writers celebrate Harry Potter for its 20th anniversary.

  • September 1, 2018

    I didn’t read Harry Potter when I was growing up. And I wasn’t alone.

    A look back at religious opposition to J.K. Rowling’s stories — and what it says about the era.

  • August 28, 2018

    Reading Harry Potter to my kid showed me the lasting power of J.K. Rowling’s universe

    The fantasy series, published 20 years ago, is just as relevant today as it ever was.

  • September 22, 2016

    Take Pottermore’s new Patronus quiz to find out if you’re a dolphin, monkey, or … mole?

    The official Harry Potter site’s new quiz is easy, beautiful, and deeply confusing.

  • September 4, 2016

    The Harry Potter universe still can't translate its gay subtext to text. It's a problem.

    It’s 2016, and the Harry Potter fandom has evolved. Why hasn’t the HP universe evolved with it?

  • August 1, 2016

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is warm, witty, and wildly inventive

    The scriptbook for the Harry Potter play gives you the catharsis you needed after the Battle of Hogwarts.

  • June 29, 2016

    The Native American folklore behind Ilvermorny, J.K. Rowling's new wizarding school

    Ilvermorny's sorting quiz shows Rowling is slowly erasing Slytherin from the Harry Potter universe.

  • June 9, 2016

    This real-world Harry Potter mystery has an unexpectedly bittersweet solution

    How a children’s hospital found itself with a mysterious Harry Potter plaque.

  • April 11, 2016

    The new Fantastic Beasts teaser gives us a stunning glimpse of a perplexingly white Manhattan

    A few cute moments can't mask how white and British the cast of the new Harry Potter is.

  • March 8, 2016

    J.K. Rowling just expanded Harry Potter’s wizarding world to North America

    Her History of Magic in North America is rolling out this week.

  • December 15, 2015

    Watch: the first trailer for J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    The Harry Potter "spinoff" is officially real.

  • August 20, 2015

    College freshmen are the age of the Harry Potter books. You are hurtling toward death.

    But defining 18-year-olds by the things they don't remember is still really dumb.

  • May 11, 2015

    How J. K. Rowling snuck "Elizabeth Warren" into Harry Potter

    The Harry Potter author revealed the politically high-powered middle name of Moaning Myrtle, showing there's still much more to learn about the characters.

  • January 22, 2015

    The one time Harry Potter’s Sorting Hat was wrong

    Draco Malfoy might be a Slytherin, but the actor who plays him is a Gryffindor.

  • December 16, 2014

    JK Rowling held an impromptu Twitter AMA

    Here are her best answers.

  • July 8, 2014

    Read J.K. Rowling's new story about Harry Potter

    Harry Potter fans woke up to a pleasant surprise this morning.