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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Lacks Substance, Disappoints Fans

★★☆☆☆ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” originally excited “Harry Potter” fans with its promise to bring audiences back to their favorite fictional place: Hogwarts. Yet, viewers anticipating an exhilarating return to the magical world of the famed school will be disappointed by the second installation of J.K. Rowling’s spin-off[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide

Neither Magical, Nor Spellbinding

Nearly two months after the release of the much-anticipated play transcript, “The Cursed Child,” the magic is all but gone from the world of Harry Potter. Set more than 19 years after the end of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the play further introduces and develops the children of[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide

Finite Incantatem: An Appeal to J.K. Rowling

“When Mr. and Mrs. Dursley woke up on the dull, gray Tuesday our story starts, there was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening all over the country.” From the first few paragraphs, Harry Potter got me. I was enthralled[Read More…]

by August 19, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Snape Doesn’t Deserve Your Sympathy

This is my penultimate column, which feels weird. But since it is my senior year and the end is nigh, it’s time to talk about my biggest pop culture pet peeve: Severus Snape and the people who love him. This is a rant I’ve been sitting on for almost seven[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 5 comments Guide Columns
Trying to Reclaim the Magic

Trying to Reclaim the Magic

Harry Potter is the standard of literature for our generation. In my own life, characters from J.K. Rowling’s books inspired five of my first 10 Halloween costumes. In the real world, Rowling’s children’s franchise is the best-selling book series of all time. In recent years, however, Rowling has been faced with[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Post-Potter Novel Fills the Vacancy

When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1997, the world of magic, Dumbledore, lightning-shaped scars and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was born. Suddenly, every kid dreamed of getting a letter from Hogwarts on his 11th birthday instead of a bike. Reaching the final page of Harry Potter and the Deathly[Read More…]

by October 10, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Reliving Magic of Harry Potter

On Columbus Day, I made a return trip to my golden days of youth, no thanks to a time machine. Instead, three friends and I traveled to the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. Amanda McGeough (COL ’12), Margaux McGrath (COL ’12), Hannah[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Odd Classes Spark Talk

As students in an Intercultual Center lecture room listened to professor Carol Dover examine the Christian framework of “Laüstic,” a medieval narrative poem by the Breton poet Marie de France, many eyes were busy scanning the syllabus for the date of the reading assignments from their favorite novelist: J.K. Rowling.[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments News

Leaky Cauldron Webmistress Discusses Magic Behind Career

Melissa Anelli (COL ’01), webmaster of The Leaky Cauldron, a popular Harry Potter fan site, bewitched students in Lohrfink Auditorium Wednesday evening with her wizard world expertise. The event, originally scheduled to occur Feb. 10, was postponed until April 28 due to the record-breaking amounts of snowfall that occurred early in the semester. Anelli told[Read More…]

by April 30, 2010 0 comments Campus News