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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” gives a fresh start to new franchise

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George Johnston

November 29, 2016

Don’t worry, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has enough spectacular acting and wonder in it to make the movie a joy to watch. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a magical creature’s conservationist who comes to New York City during the roaring 1920s. During his journey...

The year of Harry Potter spin-offs

The Harry Potter Universe keeps growing with each new J.K. Rowling publishes Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston, Elizabeth Helmer, and Rylee Pedotti

September 15, 2016

  J.K. Rowling keeps spelling magic into the world. The Harry Potter author has recently released three new tie-in ebooks into the potterverse; "Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists," "Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide" and "Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism and Dangerous Hobbies." With ea...

Hogwarts house havoc

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Allison Galbreath

May 3, 2015

Ah, Hogwarts. What kid didn’t wait for their letter? Didn’t imagined picking out a wand? Didn’t wonder what house the Sorting Hat would place them in? Well ... at least I know I did. It is an essential part of attending Hogwarts, being placed into one of the four major groups: G...

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