Posts tagged "harry potter"

Neville Longbottom – AKA Matthew Lewis – Can Get It, Okay?!

Oh hello, Matthew Lewis, is that a wand made out of cherry wood and unicorn hair in your tighty-whiteys or are you just happy to see me? Because you’re certainly cast an Incendio spell on my ladybits with this sexy cover shoot for Attitude. DAMN. [Daily Mail]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2015

Harry Potter Superfans Made Warner Bros. Stop Using Child Slave Labor

Taking a page from Hermione Granger’s Society for Protection of Elvish Welfare, a grassroots organization of Harry Potter superfans, the Harry Potter Alliance, have been been fighting a four-year war against their own Voldemort — except in this case, Voldemort is Warner Bros., the movie studio that owns the rights to their beloved four-eyed hero.

By: Beejoli Shah / January 14, 2015

Awesome College Offers “Harry Potter”-Themed Study Abroad Trip

Have you ever found yourself blowing off studying because it’s an ABC Family Harry Potter weekend and you haven’t seen the second half of the fifth movie in like forever? What if you could combine your love of the boy who lived and your desire to graduate before you hit thirty? For students at California…

By: College Candy / November 28, 2014

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan]
Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root]
Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Director Farzad Sangari & Quidditch Player Ali Cottong From “Mudbloods”

We’ve all seen wizards playing quidditch on broomsticks in the “Harry Potter” films, but these days, quidditch is a very real sport on college campuses across the world. The new documentary “Mudbloods” explores the root of the sport’s growth from a fantasy on a book page to a real-life hobby with its own World Cup.

By: Claire Hannum / October 29, 2014

J.K. Rowling Writes A Letter As Dumbledore To Sole Survivor Of Family Mass Murders

As if we didn’t already love J.K. Rowling enough, the Harry Potter author has gone and reminded us why we adore her so.

By: Katie Oldenburg / August 7, 2014

Watch The Trailer For “Mudbloods,” The Documentary About Real-Life Quidditch Players

Quidditch isn’t just played in “Harry Potter” — it’s become a real-life sport on college campuses all over the U.S. “Mudbloods,” a documentary hitting limited theaters and On Demand in October, will explore the intense subculture that compels people to run around on a field with a broom between their legs at a competitive level.

By: Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

J.K. Rowling Has Published A New Story Checking In With 34-Year-Old Harry Potter

That collective shriek you hear are millenials freaking out over the new Harry Potter short story that J.K. Rowling posted on her Pottermore website today. The new story, written in the form of a gossip column, checks in with a 34-year-old graying, married Harry and his friends from Hogwarts at the Quidditch World Cup.

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2014

Life Dream Status: Hogwarts Courses Are Now Available Online

Good news for modern witches and wizards who don’t have time to pursue a traditional magic education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry now offers an online option. The tech-savvy training program, called Hogwarts Is Here, was dreamed up by a group of enthusiastic Harry Potter fans who wanted to give people the experience of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 16, 2014

J.K. Rowling Regrets The Ron And Hermione Romance

“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron. … I can hear the rage and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2014

JK Rowling Is Working On A “Harry Potter” Prequel — For The Stage!

Exciting news, Potterheads! JK Rowling has announced that she has teamed up with British theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender to create a stage version of “Harry Potter.” The upcoming play will focus on an as-yet-unexplored time in Harry’s life: his early childhood years “as an orphan and outcast” before he received that fateful letter…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 20, 2013

“Love Actually 2″ Has Less Romance, More Wizards And Zombies

Can you guys believe it’s been 10 years since “Love Actually” came out? It’s about time this Christmas classic got a sequel, don’t you think? Well, you’re in luck: the whole gang is back together in this hilarious and disturbing parody trailer for “Love Actually 2,” which catches up with the ensemble cast as they’ve…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 12, 2013

Potterheads, Rejoice! You Can Order Butterbeer At Starbucks

OK, it’s actually not quiiiiite that simple. Like, you can’t just go up to the counter and say, “Venti butterbeer, please!”, but thanks to the seasonal appearance of toffee nut syrup, you CAN order a Starbucks drink that tastes exactly like the butterbeer described in the Harry Potter books. Here’s the off-menu recipe for Muggle…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 10, 2013

Harry Potter And The Chamber of Love Lessons

Merlin’s beard, we’re old! It is the 12th anniversary of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone premiere, but Potterdom is as alive today as ever. One of my favorite things (of many) about the Harry Potter book and film series is that it’s not a cheesy romantic story on the outside — hello mystery, adventure, and…

By: Tres Sugar / November 9, 2013

Warner Bros. Announces Another Harry Potter Movie (Sort Of)

Thanks to Hollywood’s crippling inability to let any wildly profitable franchise end gracefully (see: “Pirates of the Caribbean 5″), Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling have teamed up once again for another movie to take place in the Harry Potter universe.

The movie will be based on the Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where…

By: Celebuzz / September 15, 2013

Goodbye, Hogwarts: Rupert Grint’s Bare Ass Now Visible In “CBGB” Clip

Legendary NYC punk venue CBGB shuttered in 2006 after 36 years of business, but its legacy lives on — in stories, in memories, in music, and in the form of Ron Weasley’s bare exposed ass. That’s right: Rupert Grint plays Cheetah Chrome, one fifth of the first-wave punk band the Dead Boys, in the upcoming…

By: Rachel Krause / September 6, 2013

J.K. Rowling Wins Damages, Donates To Charity After Her Law Firm Leaks Her Pseudonym

After it was leaked that she wrote “The Cuckoo’s Calling” under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling has received damages from the law firm that let the information slip.

How did it all go down? Where did the money go? Read more at The Mary Sue…

By: The Mary Sue / August 3, 2013

The “Snape Does Things” Tumblr Is Just As Entertaining As You’d Expect

Remind me again why cardboard cutouts of celebrities and film characters exist and are available for purchase? Oh, wait, nevermind, somebody else beat you to it, and it’s whoever made it their life’s mission to chronicle the mundane daily activities of Severus Snape. Aside from teaching Potions, Professor Snape also enjoys sulking on Valentine’s Day,…

By: Rachel Krause / July 6, 2013

Even Hogwarts Needs A PSA About Sexual Assault

“Love potions do not equal consent. Coercion through magic is illegal. Combined with the use of love potions it is rape.”
Oh, if only those Steubenville rapists could have gotten reported to the Ministry Of Magic. Or should I say those Lord Voldemorts. [The Mary Sue]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 23, 2013

Hermione Who? Emma Watson Looks Magical On The Cover Of T Magazine

Embarrassingly enough, I was a very serious “Harry Potter” fan back in the day, cloak and wand at the book releases and all. (I probably shouldn’t be outing myself on the Internet, but there it is.) I always thought Hermione was just the coolest, so my adoration of Emma Watson is really just a natural…

By: Rachel Krause / August 21, 2012
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