Month: December 2019

All the Black, Asian, and Wizards and Witches of Color in the Harry Potter Series

Ever since Harry Potter and the Cursed Child came out, there’s been a spotlight on the entire series and questions and accusations about how inclusive the original books are to people of color. This started in 2016 when the West End production cast actress Noma Dumezweni – an award-winning black actress – to play the …

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Franchise Deathmatch 2: Lord of the Rings vs. Harry Potter

In an earlier article, we pit Percy Jackson against Harry Potter in both a magical deathmatch, and a franchise showdown, with both instances seeing Harry and the gang triumph over the Riordan’s demi-gods. But that’s Young Adult Literature stuff; how would The Boy Who Lived live up against the granddaddy of modern fantasy epics: The …

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Unicorns in the Harry Potter: Everything to Know About Unicorn Blood in the Wizarding World

It’s been almost 18 years since the first film of the Wizarding World franchise, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone, if you’re from the United States) first came out. And while the series features plenty of magical creatures civilization has known for centuries, no one ever seems to remember the scene with …

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Harry Potter Movie Marathon, Ranked: Worst to Best of the Boy Wizard

With the impending release of the rest of the Fantastic Beasts series (for better or worse), I feel like it’s high-time to relive the original magic of the Wizarding World by having a Harry Potter movie marathon! As one of the very few film series to be Certified Fresh for every one of its movies, …

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What Is National Harry Potter Day and Why Are There Two Dates?

Nowadays, there’s a national day for almost everything. For example, April 4 is National Walk Around Things Day. And every third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream Day in the United States. And every November 10, children around the world celebrate the unofficial holiday of Sesame Street Day. For National Harry Potter day, however, …

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It’s Time to Answer Which Hogwarts House is the Best (And It’s Not What You’d Expect)

Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin – four houses, and an endless debate about which Hogwarts House in the Harry Potter series is the best. As a proud Slytherin, I think a lot of people would think I’d be biased if I said the best house was my own house. But as someone who studies and …

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