483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 2 Update: Snow Shoveling (Squib Games)

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Snow Shoveling, the only squib event in the Wizolympics, experienced a delay today as the self-named WETS. (Witches for the Ethical Treatment of Squibs) staged a show-stopping protest. “This is a horrible event that should be outlawed,” explained WETS founder Ira Tater before her arrest under suspicion of using the Imperius Curse on Australian Squib and first time competitor Perrick Ackerman. Russian Ministry officials subdued  the shovel-yielding Ackerman, who took out three officials and a ... Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 2 Update: Dragon Wrangling

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This morning we saw things heat up in this 483 ½ winter Wizolympics, as the Dragon Wrangling event got underway. Seven competitors circled around Reginald Indra, the son of the dragon keeper, Kevin Indra, and referee for today’s event. Indra is a stout man with dark, curly hair and rather thin arms. Perhaps his father’s invention of the Fumosis spell made it unnecessary for any physical force when taming dragons, therefore causing the younger Indra not to grow any muscles. Read More »

483 ½ Wizolympics – Day 1 Update: W.W.N. Report

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The 2014 Sochi Wizolympics have begun! Listen in to the W.W.N.'s Lee Jordan and Daily Prophet correspondent Ginny Potter as they recap the evening's Opening Ceremonies, with special celebrity interviews from an unexpected guest reporter. Read More »

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 »