Book Review: The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

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The conclusion to Lev Grossman's excellent "Magicians" series is finally here! Find out what we thought of "The Magician's Land"! Read More »

Fan of the Week: Laura – August 4, 2014


LAURA Age 27 –  Pampalona, Spain GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? n December, 1999, when the first book had just been translated to Spanish, my best friend told me she had read the first part of what was supposed to be a series of seven books. She told me that magic, wizards, witches and fantasy at its best made their performance into it. She even spoiled me the end, but I ... Read More »

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner


When Thomas wakes up inside a metal box, he remembers nothing about his former life except his first name. Then the box opens, and he becomes the latest in a series of monthly arrivals in a boys’ camp from hell. The teens live in a Glade at the center of a huge maze. Some of them have been there up to two years. No one has ever found a way out. The walls move during ... Read More »

The Parseltongue Predicament


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 »



See UCLA help bring the sport of Quidditch to life! Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Unhelpful Centaurs

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As we near the end of the first book, Harry and his friends will need all of their skills to make it through the enchantments guarding the Stone. I, and other Pottermore users, breeze by. Read More »

Harry Potter, Sam Malone, Gaston, and the Male Ego


The "friend zone" and "male ego" are common in literature, television, and film, depicting men as the ones in control of relationships and courtship. Does Harry himself have a case of the male ego? Read More »

Twleve Alternative Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches


Ron's book couldn't do Harry justice! Check out these alternative ways to guide you as you attempt to charm a witch. It's harder than it looks; witches are exceptionally bright and clever. They don't fall for tricks easily. Read More »

Harry’s Influence in the Muggle World


It’s funny how McGonagall’s prediction in 'Philosopher’s Stone' when just a few hundred people were aware of Harry’s existence became real in the 17 years after its publication. Everyone knows about the bespectacled wizard, his influence expands all over the world. Here’s a compilation of some of the areas Potter has influenced over the years. Read More »

If Pictures Could Move

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I’ve always thought the moving pictures of the wizarding world are one of the most interesting differences between Muggle and Wizard lives. When you think about it, we take pictures to capture a moment in time. Even our moving pictures taken on film or SD card have limitations. They are still a specific moment and the people within them can’t branch out of what has been recorded. Read More »