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Reclaiming Magic: ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Advocate for Trans Rights

July 9, 2020

J.K Rowling's history of transphobic social media behavior has sparked a conversation on how to be a trans ally and Harry Potter fan at the same time.

Harry Potter Couture

Harry Potter Couture

April 30, 2019

The Hogwarts houses provide endless inspiration for warm-weather wear.

Turn Winter Ball into the Yule Ball with these magical outfits.

Harry Potter Couture: Winter (Yule) Ball

February 19, 2019

Are you ready for Winter Ball? Try these "Harry Potter" fashions to turn Winter Ball into the Yule Ball.

Harry Potter Couture

Harry Potter Couture

December 5, 2018

Harry Potter fans can show off their hours pride with these Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin-inspired winter looks.

Professor Jones' class poses for a picture in Westminster Abbey. (Photo by  Afshin Feiz)

A Cup of Tea with a Spoonful of Magic

July 4, 2017

By KARALEE ROGERS Contributing Writer I sit across from philosophy professor Jude Jones in Fortnum and Ma...

Miranda Powers (center) poses in front of Stonehenge with other students in the Summer in London study abroad program. (Photo courtesy of Morgan Steward)

The Nervous Traveler’s Guide to Survive Studying Abroad

July 4, 2017

By MIRANDA POWERS Contributing Writer Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so the time studen...

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“Fantastic Beasts” Will Be Screened at Carnegie Hall

October 21, 2016

By LAUREN PAGANO Contributing Writer No matter how ardent or small-scale a fan, we can all admit that the...

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” resonates with those who grew up reading the “Harry Potter” series. (SAM MCHALE /THE OBSERVER)

After Nine Years, ‘The Boy Who Lived’ is Back

October 2, 2016

By EMERSON SHERBOURNE Contributing Writer Fans who grew up loving “The Boy Who Lived” got a m...


The Warner Brother’s Studio Tour

July 27, 2015

By MARISSA SBLENDORIO Contributor When I was seven years old, my parents took me to see “Harry ...

Harry Potter’s London

July 15, 2015

By MARISSA SBLENDORIO Contributor As someone who has been a fan of Harry Potter since I saw th...

Faces of London: Scarf Girl

July 8, 2015

By NICOLE PIERI Contributor [quote_box_center] While helping Harry Potter fans with the photo op of a lif...

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Rowling’s Harry Potter Announcement Was Unneeded

February 17, 2014

By RACHEL SHMULEVICH Opinions Editor Published: February 16, 2014 When excerpts of J.K Rowling’s Wonderland magazine interview were revealed on Feb. 1, many Harry Potter...