Harry Potter

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
J.K. Rowling: At least one critic found her attempts to tackle more mature themes within the Harry Potter series "annoying and insufferable."

J.K. Rowling's adult novel: A recipe for failure?

Rowling's Harry Potter franchise is an unqualified success, but will her millions of fans follow her into the world of adult fiction?

Harry Potter : Instant Guide
According to British journalist Greg Palast, J.K. Rowling's alternate ending to the wildly popular Harry Potter series doesn't kill off Lord Voldemort, and sees Harry live until at least 2130.

The 'ridiculous' Harry Potter alternate ending

A British journalist claims J.K. Rowling had some rather odd ideas about how to conclude her blockbuster book series — but his story is irking skeptics

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson attend the New York premiere of 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2': Some critics say the series' final film deserves a Best Picture nod.

Can Harry Potter win an Oscar?

The blockbuster series has come up empty at past Academy Awards — but critics are quite enchanted by the massively popular Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry Potter : By the numbers
Harry Potter fans hold up signs at a New York premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2": The last installment in the wizarding franchise smashed box-office records this weekend.

Harry Potter's record-breaking last hurrah: By the numbers

The final film in the franchise casts a wallet-opening spell on moviegoers — busting several box office records in the process

Harry Potter : Slideshow
2011 Harry Potter world premiere in London

Harry Potter's biggest milestones: A slideshow

Over 14 years, the wizardry books and movies have smashed sales records and sparked a magical global phenomenon

Harry Potter : The List
A fan reads "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in Ahmedabad, India, in July 2007: With the release of the series' final film this weekend, the world is bidding farewell to the boy wizard.

5 ways Harry Potter changed our lives

The global phenomenon of The Boy Who Lived ends with the release of the final Potter film this weekend — but his legacy is just getting going

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
Farmer Tom Pearsy, the man behind the Harry Potter Maize Maze, poses in costume in the thick of his creation in York, England.

The 'amazing' Harry Potter corn maze

You think you're a Harry Potter fan? Meet British farmer Tom Pearcy, who turned a million corn plants into two vast portraits of the boy wizard

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
Harry Potter battles for the final time in "Deathly Hallows Part II," and an early screening has some critics hailing it as a cinematic masterpiece.

The final Harry Potter movie: Better than the book?

The first batch of reviews for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II are hitting the web. And they're really positive

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
A teaser for a mysterious new "Pottermore" website is revving up Harry Potter fans.

J.K. Rowling's 'mysterious' new website: 7 theories

The Harry Potter author has fans eagerly speculating about her new site. Will Harry and his wizarding friends find a new life online?

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
Now somewhat wizened wizards Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson first tested out their acting chops together in a decade-old screen test.

The Harry Potter cast's 'unbearably cute' first screen test

In anticipation of the franchise's dark finale, Warner Bros. releases footage of the stars' first giggly on-camera reading

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
"Harry Potter" has rebellious teens, dark magic, and a good orphan story. What's not to like?

Why we love Harry Potter: 5 theories

With the latest Potter film out this weekend, commentators are musing about the saga as a whole. What draws us back to Hogwarts?

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
In the running for "most incomprehensible movie of the year"?

Is 'Harry Potter 7' only for hardcore fans?

The latest installment in the wizard movie franchise makes no attempt to bring casual fans up to speed, say critics. Is it worth watching anyway?

Harry Potter : Fact Sheet
Daniel Radcliffe admitted to taking two pairs of Harry Potter's glasses as a memento of the wizardly saga.

The 'Harry Potter' phenomenon: 7 surprising facts

Stolen books? Tie-in tombstones? Pixar versions? As the penultimate "Harry Potter" movie hits the big screen, here's a look at the saga's impact on the real world

Harry Potter : Controversy
Author J.K. Rowling gave her hero, Harry Potter, a snowy owl because she considers it "the most beautiful" of all owls.

India's owl-population crisis: Is Harry Potter to blame?

A pet-owl craze is sweeping India, and wild birds are in decline. Are the boy wizard and his own pet owl, Hedwig, behind the problem?

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
The New York University Quidditch team takes "home field advantage" at the Quidditch World Cup this November.

Harry Potter's Quidditch: A real college sport?

After taking up an Earth-bound version of the fictional flying game, students are lobbying the NCAA to recognize it as a legitimate college sport

Harry Potter : Opinion Brief
Harry Potter: All grown up?

The 'Harry Potter' sex scene

Are family audiences ready to see Daniel Radcliffe bare all in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"?

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