Announcing The 483rd ½ Wizolympics: Sochi 2014

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Dear readers! It is with great pleasure that I announce the beginning of The Daily Prophet’s coverage of the 483rd ½ Wizolympics in Sochi, Russia! I am Barnabas Cuffe, Editor-in-Chief these past twenty-four years at the Prophet - but I am sure you already knew that, didn’t you? Read More »

A detour down Knockturn Alley: Manipulating J.K. Rowling’s remarks on Harry, Hermione, and Ron

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How major media outlets turned into Muggle Daily Prophets and warped the words of one of the greatest storytellers of all time Read More »

MuggleNet Presents – “Wizolympics Sochi 2014″

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MuggleNet has gained exclusive access to an event that has never been viewed by Muggles before: the Wizolympics! Read More »

Rereading the Series Years Later

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What's it like to reread the series years later and feel different? Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Separate We Come, Separate We Go’ – directed by Bonnie Wright & featuring David Thewlis

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In this ten minute short film, directed by Bonnie Wright, a young girl named Thea discovers the power of her imagination with the help of a stranger she meets along the beach in her coastal town. Read More »

Book Review: The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

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The Enchanter Heir by Cinda Williams Chima Recommended Ages: 14+ The fourth book of the Heir Chronicles adds a new dimension to the world of magic that now orbits around Trinity, Ohio. In addition to Wizards, Sorcerers, Enchanters, Seers, and Warriors, there is now a new category of gifted that crosses the boundaries between these guilds: the Savants. Created in a disaster, or massacre, or mass poisoning, that wiped out all the adults and most ... Read More »

The Troubling Treatment of Children in the Wizarding World

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I have to admit that when I heard the news of a potential Harry Potter stage show about Harry’s childhood with the Dursleys I was not very excited, which in turn made me feel really disappointed. As a long time Potter fan I wanted to be excited about the possibility of getting more from the wizarding world, but the idea of seeing more of Harry’s childhood held little interest for me. In fact, the more ... Read More »

Arthur Weasley: The Importance of Passion

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“But you’re Muggles! We must have a drink! What’s that you’ve got there? Oh, you’re changing Muggle money. Molly, look!” – Arthur Weasley What many of us lack is passion. Passion for something outside of ourselves, passion with purpose. Arthur Weasley is a prime example of the importance of passion. He was passionate about Muggles – not just their artifacts. His daily labor in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Department was primarily focused on protecting Muggles from ... Read More »

Book Review: The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

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The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde Recommended Ages: 12+ In a twisted alternate world, the Dragonlands are situated between the Kingdom of Hereford and the Duchy of Brecon, in the west of a balnkanized version of England and Wales known as the Ununited Kingdoms. It’s a world where magic is slowly dying out, its practitioners reduced to delivering pizzas on flying carpets and rewiring houses by spell. A world where knights in shining armor are ... Read More »

ARC Book Review: Secret by Brigid Kemmerer

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EARTH. FIRE. AIR. WATER. Nick Merrick is stretched to breaking point. He's trying to keep his grades sky-high or he won't get in to college. He's trying to keep his brother's business afloat or the Merricks will be out on the street. He's trying to keep the secret of where he's going in the evenings from his twin brother Gabriel - or he fears he'll lose his family. And he's trying to keep his mind off the hot, self-assured dancer who is his 'girlfriend's' partner. Read More »