Saturday's launch of J.K. Rowling's Pottermore, the new website about all things Harry Potter, comes after an extended test drive. Some see crass commercialism. Others see 'amazing' world.
He says nothing will ever be as good again. So I'm handing him "How to Train Your Dragon" and "The Lord of the Rings."
Our final fiction roundup of the summer features an eclectic lineup: One is a fantasy epic, the second is a quirky first novel about an avant-garde family, and the third is a somber look at the kidnapping of a political dissident. All, however, are really good.
There may not be any new books or movies to come, but the spirit of "Harry Potter" lives on – now a part of our culture in so many ways. Aside from re-watching and re-reading J.K. Rowling's work, avid fans have found various ways to incorporate the novels into their daily lives. Here are examples of five ways in which "Harry Potter" has infiltrated modern Muggle life. Some may surprise you!
The 'Harry Potter' e-book series will be readable on Google Books by the fall.
Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.
Eight films and $2 billion later, a poignant send-off for 'the boy who lived.'
Since 1997, the adventures of Harry Potter have not only entertained, but also shaped the morals and attitudes of a generation. Will Harry Potter's impact remain afloat after tomorrow's release of the final movie, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'?
Ten of the best moments from the Harry Potter books and films.