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How Would Snape Have Treated Harry Potter If Harry Had Been a Girl?

Just when you think you couldn't be more disturbed by Severus Snape's behavior ...

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New Fantastic Beasts 2 Trailer Is Thankfully Light on Grindelwald

This is our most detailed look yet at the world of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and it's stunning.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Queer Erasure

We have been begging and looking for representation, only finding it in subtext and fanfiction for so long, it’s time we were given it for real.

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J.K. Rowling Is Not Interested in Fan Anger Over Dumbledore’s Sexuality Being “Not Explicit” in Fantastic Beasts Sequel

Yesterday, the internet erupted when news broke of an interview with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Director David Yates, in which he said that Dumbledore would "not explicitly" be gay in the upcoming movie, despite what Rowling has said about the character. He correctly stated that "all the fans are aware of it," and ... yeah, that's why they're upset that it will be downplayed, but Rowling herself feels a bit differently.

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Fantastic Beasts to Make Dumbledore’s Sexuality Vague, Because the Books Didn’t Do That Enough Apparently

Fantastic Beasts 2 will not have Dumbledore shown as explicitly gay because then how would we have room for all the straight couples?

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Amber Heard Addresses J.K. Rowling’s Defense of Johnny Depp’s Fantastic Beasts Casting

So long as we're picking out individual lines and quoting them out of context, there's another sentence I'd like to focus on.

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J.K. Rowling Releases Statement on Depp’s Casting: “Conscience Isn’t Governable by Committee”

"The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life. For me personally, the inability to speak openly to fans about this issue has been difficult, frustrating and at times painful."

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It’s Officially the Day of the Harry Potter Epilogue, and Everyone’s Celebrating

At the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the story jumps ahead by a massive 19 years to show us that everything turned out OK for the foreseeable future (Cursed Child notwithstanding). It seemed massive at the time, at least. Now, it's flown by, and today is the actual, real-world date the epilogue takes place, when Albus Severus boarded the Hogwarts Express for the first time, and it's cause for Potterhead celebration.

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J.K. Rowling Has No Patience for Tomi Lahren’s Asinine, Transphobic Tweets

J.K. Rowling, like the rest of us, has no patience for the hateful Trump-supporting right-wing bigots trolling Twitter, attempting to spew hate through misinformation and empty meme-inspired platitudes.

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Jessica Williams Meticulously Drafting a DM to J.K. Rowling Is All of Us

Jessica Williams shows us no matter who you are, a direct message from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will obliterate any sense of chill you might have had.

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Two New Harry Potter Books Will Dive Into the Magical Hogwarts Curriculum and Unseen Content From J.K. Rowling

If you've ever gawked in envy at the Hogwarts library, saw yourself in the nerdy Hermione Granger, or raged at Harry and Ron for neglecting their magical studies, you should definitely grab yourself a copy of these upcoming releases. 

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Harry Potter Is 20 Years Old Today. It Changed My Entire Life.

Twenty years ago, a book went off like a bomb and changed everything.

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J.K. Rowling Calls Out Liberal Sexism in Epic Twitter Thread

J.K. Rowling is not having your liberal, sexist bullshit, thank you very much.

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Harry Potter and the Stolen Prequel: J.K. Rowling Needs Your Detective Skills

J.K. Rowling, in support of English PEN, an organization that defends freedom of expression and works to remove barriers from literature, created a handwritten Harry Potter prequel that she wrote on a double sided postcard and allowed English PEN to sell at auction. A lucky bidder won it, purchased it, and everything was honky-dory. That is, until that bidder's home was burgled.

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J.K. Rowling Should Apologize For Supporting Johnny Depp, Not Killing Snape


Here's a tradition we didn't ask for: J.K. Rowling apologizing for killing off characters on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.

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Sound the Alarm: Jude Law Will Play Young Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts Sequels and We Are So Here for It

But none for Johnny Depp.

Jude Law has been cast as young Albus Dumbledore in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequels and this is fantastic news. See what I did there?

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Let’s Check in on the Unending Twitter Feud Between J.K. Rowling and Piers Morgan

This just keeps getting better and better.

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J.K. Rowling Roasted Piers Morgan on Twitter After He Defended Trump’s Muslim Ban

With a clutch assist from George Takei

After Piers Morgan was told off on Real Time with Bill Maher for defending Trump's Muslim ban, he tried and failed to best J.K. Rowling in a Twitter feud.

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Learn the Ilvermorny School Song in a Deleted Fantastic Beasts Scene

It's got animal noises and disdain for "common wandless men!"

In a deleted scene from the film, Tina and Queeny sing the school's anthem.

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Barnes and Noble Stores Are Hosting Harry Potter Yule Ball Events Next Week!

Accio cosplay!

It's been a big year for Harry Potter fans with the introduction of the series' only proper sequel on the stage with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, as well as a whole new movie franchise kicking off with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Now Barnes and Noble is getting in the spirit of both Harry Potter and the holidays with Yule Ball events!

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