The Crimes Of Grindelwald's casting of Claudia Kim as human Nagini is stirring up controversy

One of the biggest takeaways from the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald surrounded Nagini, the pet snake of Voldemort (and final Horcrux) in the Harry Potter series. In the trailer, we learn that Nagini was not always a snake, but rather a human woman. (As we pointed out in our writeup of…

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a bunch of Harry Potter ASMR, if that's your thing

Today is, canonically speaking, boy wizard Harry Potter’s birthday. He is 38, it seems. (Not coincidentally, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is 53 today.) As of the writing of this article Rowling is yet to publicly celebrate the birthdate of her most famous creation in her traditional fashion of tweeting a new Harry…

A bookstore is tweeting all of Harry Potter to Piers Morgan to piss him off

If you’re one of the nearly 10 million people who follow J.K. Rowling on Twitter, you may have noticed her absolutely burning Piers Morgan lately. It started on Saturday, when Rowling retweeted a clip from Real Time With Bill Maher where Jim Jefferies, an Australian stand-up comic and writer, tells Morgan to fuck off.

UPDATE: It’s been a good day for watching Piers Morgan get dunked on in public

A lot of things are dividing the American people right now: fear, politics, a giant, hypothetical, and very stupid wall. So it’s in the hope that we can all find a little common ground and shared joy that we spread the news that professional bloviator—and certified Celebrity Apprentice—Piers Morgan has been spending…

Ten points—and this huge spider—go to Gryffindor

Hufflepuff has long been the most mockable Harry Potter house, largely because the idea that founder Helga Hufflepuff “took the rest”—a.k.a. the students without discernible personality types—doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. But now it seems that Gryffindor is the house lowering its standards. In fact, it’s stooped…

Don’t ask, because J.K. Rowling won’t tell whether Fantastic Beasts’ Dumbledore is gay

In the lead up to the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, we’ve learned that Albus Dumbledore will be a part of the series, and that his one-time friend—the baddie, Gellert Grindelwald—is played by Johnny Depp. So clearly the five-part franchise isn’t exactly isolated from the Potter books. At a press…

HBO snaps up more of J.K. Rowling’s non-wizarding work

Deadline reports that HBO has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to a BBC One crime series based on the works of “Robert Galbraith”—a.k.a. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The series stars War & Peace and The Musketeers lead Tom Burke as Rowling’s war-wounded P.I. character, Cormoran Strike. The first Strike book, …