JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! » 12/17/14 7:59pm Wednesday 7:59pm

How Harry Potter's New Artist Deals With the Fan Backlash

Harry Potter's British publisher decided to re-issue the books with new covers, choosing Jonny Duddle from four finalists. As each of his new covers are revealed, Duddle gets a deluge of comments on Twitter, some supportive and others complaining. But he waves off the biggest complaint with some logic. » 9/09/14 11:00pm 9/09/14 11:00pm

Why JK Rowling Should Open Harry Potter Up To Other Writers

Earlier this month, Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling released a short piece of prose that offered a quick look at Harry Potter and his Hogwarts classmates as adults. The response indicated that fans are still hungry for stories of the wizarding world—and perhaps it's time for someone other than Rowling to give it to… » 7/18/14 12:14pm 7/18/14 12:14pm

Creatures From The Harry Potter Spinoff Movie Appear In The Real World

Visitors at the brand-new Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park got to see creatures from the next Potter spinoff movie in the fake flesh. Behold a Crumple Horned Snorkack, a Kneazle and a Demiguise from the next Potter film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. » 7/07/14 1:43pm 7/07/14 1:43pm

Which words turn up most in Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter?

Certainly The Hunger Games and Twilight are very different media experiences, but how do the YA series differ in their actual vocabulary and sentence structure? Slate put together a textual analysis of Suzanne Collins and Stephenie Meyer's series, alongside J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. » 11/23/13 10:00am 11/23/13 10:00am