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J.K. Rowling to build 'Hagrid hut' on her estate

J.K. Rowling to build 'Hagrid hut' on her estate

PERTHSHIRE, Scotland, Oct. 17 (UPI) --J.K. Rowling plans to build a summerhouse based on "Harry Potter" character Hagrid's hut on her Scottish estate.
Annie Martin
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' to be 'at least' a trilogy

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' to be 'at least' a trilogy

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) --J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be split into "at least" a trilogy of movies, Warner Bros. announced Wednesday.
Annie Martin
Fan solves J.K. Rowling Twitter riddle, it's not about Harry Potter

Fan solves J.K. Rowling Twitter riddle, it's not about Harry Potter

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Oct. 8 (UPI) --J.K. Rowling's Twitter riddle was solved Tuesday after a fan decrypted the anagram.
Aileen Graef
Daniel Radcliffe says he is 'really quite normal'

Daniel Radcliffe says he is 'really quite normal'

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) --"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe says he doesn't think fame has turned him into an "obnoxious dick."
Annie Martin
Christian mom rewrites Harry Potter sans 'witches'

Christian mom rewrites Harry Potter sans 'witches'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) --A Christian mother is rewriting the Harry Potter series to make the books more "family friendly" and promote her own values instead of those of "witches."
Ben Hooper
Emma Watson threat a hoax by spammers claiming they're trying to shut down 4chan

Emma Watson threat a hoax by spammers claiming they're trying to shut down 4chan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) --A website threatening to release nude pictures of British actress Emma Watson was reportedly created as a marketing stunt to shot down online forum 4chan.
Veronica Linares
Emma Watson talks feminism, gender equality in passionate U.N. speech

Emma Watson talks feminism, gender equality in passionate U.N. speech

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) --United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson gave a powerful speech Saturday while launching her new campaign to end gender inequality, HeForShe.
Veronica Linares
Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'

Scottish referendum: Who says 'yes' and who says 'no'

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) --The debate over Scotland's independence has polarized Scots and the world alike, with many Scottish and English celebrities voicing varying opinions.
Matt Bradwell
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' nabs 'Harry Potter' director

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' nabs 'Harry Potter' director

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --"Harry Potter" director David Yates is in talks to helm "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," author J.K. Rowling's "extension of the wizarding world."
Annie Martin
J.K. Rowling releases new story set in 'Harry Potter' universe

J.K. Rowling releases new story set in 'Harry Potter' universe

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --J.K. Rowling posted a new, biographical short story about "Harry Potter" singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck on the Pottermore website Monday.
Annie Martin
Lindsay Lohan to address past lovers, drug use in autobiography

Lindsay Lohan to address past lovers, drug use in autobiography

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been meeting with several publishing houses in London to finalize a deal for her upcoming tell-all book.
Veronica Linares
Brendan Gleeson says 'Calvary' role was emotionally draining

Brendan Gleeson says 'Calvary' role was emotionally draining

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) --Irish actor Brendan Gleeson admits playing a doomed priest in John Michael McDonagh's film "Calvary" was emotionally draining.
Karen Butler
Brendan Gleeson shares screen with son Domhnall in 'Calvary'

Brendan Gleeson shares screen with son Domhnall in 'Calvary'

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) --Brendan Gleeson says working with his son Domhnall on John Michael McDonagh's film "Calvary" was difficult due to the nature of their characters' relationship.
Karen Butler
Harry Potter kills Voldemort, solves racism

Harry Potter kills Voldemort, solves racism

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --New research suggests those who read Harry Potter books and identify with Harry are more likely to empathize with immigrants, homosexuals and refugees.
Brooks Hays
Scottish expatriates seek referendum vote

Scottish expatriates seek referendum vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 28 (UPI) --Voters in Scotland will participate in an independence referendum in September, and some expatriates are angered they are ineligible to vote.
Ed Adamczyk
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Daniel Radcliffe arrives for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on July 9, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose aim is to subjugate non-magical people, conquer the wizarding world, and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter.

Since the 30 June 1997 release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. The series has also had some share of criticism, including concern for the increasingly dark tone. As of June 2011, the book series has sold about 450 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.

A series of many genres, including fantasy and coming of age (with elements of mystery, thriller, and romance), it has many cultural meanings and references. According to Rowling, the main theme is death, although it is primarily considered to be a work of children's literature. There are also many other themes in the series, such as love and prejudice.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Harry Potter."
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