Hogwarts

10 Unsolved Mysteries of the ‘Harry Potter’ Universe

Today marks the birthday of two very important characters in 21st-century popular culture: Harry Potter and his creator, J.K. Rowling. Whether you consider the Harry Potter series a classic for the ages, a guilty, mind-candy read, or an over-hyped amateur attempt at children’s literature, you can’t argue that the books fail to create a well-realized alternate reality. Rowling crafts a whole universe that is stunningly complex, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some quirks about the magical wizarding world that still don’t entirely make sense to us. We’ve gathered some of the most enduringly baffling Harry Potter mysteries after the jump. … Read More

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A Collection of Incredible Matchstick Art

Have you ever held a kitchen match and thought, “Why make fire when I could make Hogwarts?” Yeah, we haven’t either. Does that make us pyromaniacs? Possibly, but let’s take a minute to admire the special few who view tiny flammable sticks as art supplies for elaborate creations. Some matchstick artists devote years to building a single structure, using hundreds of thousands of matches along the way. Pretty cool, eh? Check out an incredible collection of matchstick cities, matchstick instruments, and matchstick cars after the jump, and try not to imagine how fascinating it would be to set them all aflame (that is, unless you’re a matchstick Voldemort in a matchstick battle). … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we got our first glimpse at Andrew Garfield in his Spidey getup. We found out that we have an entirely new astrological sign. We tried to imagine a musical version of Fight Club. We read some incredibly cute letters from little kids to Hogwarts.… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we discovered that reciting Kelis’ “Milkshake” as quickly as possible is something that people do competitively. We watched four minutes worth of Nicolas Cage completely freaking out. We wished that we could really take the NYC subway to Hogwarts. We visited some of the… Read More

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The ’80s Version of Harry Potter: Hogwarts High

EW.com turned us on to artist Lucy Knisley’s ’80s-inspired comic version of Harry Potter, Hogwarts High, which seeks to answer the question: What would the film adaptations have been like if J.K. Rowling had written the series 20 years earlier? Mark Paul Gosselaar, Anthony Michael Hall, and John Cusack are all there, as are Brooke Shields and Christopher Lloyd. David Bowie. Michael J. Fox. Falcor. Bad synth music. And of course, special guest star Will Smith. Peep it after the… Read More

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