Author Archives: Ross

15 Times ‘Harry Potter’ Influenced the World We Live in Today

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Muggle tested, Potter approved. Read More »

The Parseltongue Predicament

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So, as anyone with a truly inquisitive mind would, I’m going to put my questions out there and hope for an answer (that’s your cue, J.K. Rowling!). Read More »

10 things you’ve been missing since the release of Deathly Hallows

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Talk about post-Potter depression... Read More »

11 Problems Only Sidekicks Will Understand

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“Harry Potter”: A Race to the Finish?

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Imagine if someone told you that in the time it takes the average person to go grocery shopping, you could completely re-read and finish "Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets"? Say hello to Spritz, the app that’s aiming to make that possible. Read More »

All I Really Needed to Know About ____ I Learned from “Harry Potter”

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A lesson I've learned from the Boy Who Lived. Read More »

A Muggle’s guide to the MuggleNet OWLs

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In spirit of the swiftly approaching MuggleNet OWLs, or Ordinary Wizarding Levels, I thought I’d put together a list of references and little tidbits of information to help with test prep. Read More »

5 Reasons Why the Wizarding World Is Completely Backwards

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It’s all good fun until you’re told you’ve got to take a rowboat to get to class. Read More »

The Importance of “Harry Potter” Memorabilia

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Memorabilia has given people who truly love and connect with a particular field of interest a way to tangibly obtain a piece of the magic. Read More »

4 Parts of the Wizarding World J.K. Rowling Should Further Explain in “Fantastic Beasts” Spinoff

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After the initial wave of what we’ll call intensity had passed, I started to think about what this would really mean for my understanding of the "Potter" series. Would I really learn anything? Wasn’t "Fantastic Beasts" just a small, 54-page guide to the magical beasts found in the wizarding world? How would this be applicable to my already-existing knowledge of "Harry Potter," if at all? And what the heck is an Acromantula?! Read More »