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Harry Potter

  1. A Whole Ton of White Ladies Are up for Leading Roles in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Blinded by the light.

    Eddie Redmayne has emerged as the favorite to play Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts, and now a whole bunch of super-pale ladies have been named as frontrunners for his supporting cast.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Feminist Sailor Scouts

    Or maybe more feminist sailor scouts?

    If you thought you couldn't love the ladies of Sailor Moon even more, here they are extolling the virtues of feminism and winning our hearts.

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  3. J.K. Rowling Says It “Isn’t Always Fun” Being a Woman on Twitter, Compares Internet Jerks to Death Eaters

    J.K. Rowling has been the subject of considerable attention on Twitter recently for her outspoken support of Britain’s Labour Party, and as a high-profile woman on the Internet with a pesky tendency toward having opinions, she's also been the recent recipient of gendered slurs and vile, misogynistic tweets.

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  4. J.K. Rowling Apologizes For Killing One of Her Harry Potter Characters

    Someone fetch my Time Turner!

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  5. D’aww: Get Your Own Harry Potter Book Of Monsters

    Just stroke the spine, of course.

    Just look at those cute, beady little eyes and those itty-bitty teefs! And the tentacles!

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  6. Muggle Consolation Prize! Unofficial Quidditch Beer Pong Sets Now Available

    ♫ Weasley is our king. ♫

    If college-level Quidditch isn't for you, there's no need to permanently hang up your broom! Quidditch beer pong guidelines have been flying around the Internet for years, but if you're as un-crafty as I am, setting up your very own pitch just got a lot easier.

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  7. Eddie Redmayne Is the New Favorite For Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts

    We'll believe it when we finally see it.

    And so the speculation game continues. Not long after Matt Smith was supposedly being considered for the role, it is now Eddie Redmayne who is said to be the "favorite" for the role of Newt Scamander in Warner Bros.' adaptation of the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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  8. Daniel Radcliffe May Play the Creator of Grand Theft Auto in a Film About Banning Video Game Violence

    So, pal, what's the source of conflict this time?

    Grand Theft Auto, a game known for its violence and adult nature, generated a lot of news a while back when a Miami lawyer was trying to ban video game violence and decided to make GTA his target. That dispute is the inspiration for a movie with the same name and the protagonist most likely by none other than Daniel Radcliffe.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Batgirl Encourages You To Read!

    Reading is cool, kids!

    This poster and bookmarks for the American Library Association feature Babs encouraging young readers to pick up a book and get busy. It's even drawn by Batgirl artist Babs Tarr!

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Pop Culture Easter Egg Art Feat. Guardians Of the Galaxy

    Happy Easter, to those who celebrate! My main form of celebrating this holiday mainly involves shoveling Peeps into my mouth and watching the occasional adorable Easter video. The one above features the Guardians Of the Galaxy crew as Easter eggs.

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  11. Stand And Be Sorted… By A Sorting Hat Twitter Bot

    I think we'd look pretty good in red and gold.

    Internet artist Darius Kazemi, aka @tinysubversions, is the wizard behind the newest Twitter novelty account: The Sorting Hat Bot. The premise is simple. You follow the bot, and you get sorted into a Hogwarts house, complete with a clever, pithy (although sometimes nonsensical) rhyme.

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  12. J.K. Rowling Responds to Fan Who “Can’t See” Dumbledore as Gay

    Perhaps you've been the victim of a Blinding Jinx?

    It's been almost eight years since Deathly Hallows was released, but homophobia and heteronormativity know no statute of limitations. J.K. Rowling still fields questions about Dumbledore's sexuality and any potential LGBTQ students at Hogwarts fairly regularly, answering a since-deleted tweet from a fan yesterday with aplomb.

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  13. New Matt Smith Casting Info for Terminator: Genisys and Harry Potter Spinoff

    Because Benedict Cumberbatch has been ahead in the race for FAR TOO LONG!

    Matt Smith is an amazing actor, and was often the thing that saved Doctor Who when the writing went a bit off the rails in Series 6. So, it's a bit of a shame that, because he played such an iconic role, his career might not have had quite the same trajectory as another similar-looking, tall, odd-faced yet inexplicably sexy Brit, Benedict Cumberbatch who, despite playing Sherlock Holmes, has not lacked for work or acclaim. Well, now it's Matt Smith's turn, dammit!

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  14. The Friends Theme Song Imposed On Harry Potter Actually Works Weirdly Well


    I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, as both are at their core about the power of friendship and love. Granted, the Harry Potter crew is way more hardcore about it.

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  15. Things We Saw Today: A Harry Potter Cast Reunion Between Draco & Some Weasleys

    It pains me for obvious book reasons that there is only one Weasley twin present here, but Tom Felton hanging out with Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, and James Phelps might be enough to stifle my never-ending Fred mourning. That James is the one who played Fred is only confusing matters for my heart.

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  16. JK Rowling Toys With Our Emotions, Jokes About New Harry Potter Stuff

    "Stuff" being the technical term here, of course.

    Of note here: Rowling and trolling rhyme.

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  17. Poland’s LARPing Harry Potter Fans Are Back and Crowdfunding a “Permanent School of Sorcery”

    Remember last year, when The Czocha College of Wizardry's teaser video made us all want to head to Poland and LARP in a castle for the rest of our days? Everyone's favorite enterprising witches and wizards are back, and this time they hope to set up permanent castle residency!

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  18. JK Rowling: A Bibliography Sounds Like the Behind the Scenes Look So Many Fans Crave

    Want to know some of my favorite words when it comes to Harry Potter? "slavishly thorough and somewhat mind-boggling."

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  19. Things We Saw Today: A Marauders Pendant With Which To Manage Your Mischief

    It is a generally tried and true rule that I will want to throw my money at anything marauders-related, but that is especially true when we're talking a pendant that seems to hold a teeny-tiny Marauder's Map all folded up inside. (via Fashionably Geek)

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  20. Boston University Is Running A Harry Potter-Themed Sex Ed Seminar Tonight

    "A Harry Potter sex-ed seminar" was the other name for

    Is that a bottle of Skele-Gro in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

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