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‘Hogwarts Legacy’ faces new backlash over Harry Potter’s first trans character Sirona Ryan

The character's name is under fire, prompting comparisons to tone-deaf 'Harry Potter' names like Cho Chang.

On Feb 7, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Cis people don’t get it’: Rowling’s anti-trans views under fire amid ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ pre-orders, sparking debate among ‘Harry Potter’ fandom

'...tells COMPANIES that they can still pay MONEY to TRANSPHOBES..'

On Aug 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Distancing itself from J.K. Rowling, real-life Quidditch changes its name to Quadball

Competitive quadball leagues will now have more freedom to pursue sponsorships and broadcast deals.

On Jul 21, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Several references to Harry Potter books were removed from ‘Red, White & Royal Blue’

The book now uses a bunch of different pop culture references.

On Jun 20, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Hogwarts Legacy accused of using an antisemitic trope with goblin plot

The villain reveal led to a resurgence of an old criticism.

On Mar 21, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Why did Katherine Waterston’s Tina Goldstein vanish from the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise?

Fans are speculating that Waterston's role was cut from 'The Secrets of Dumbledore' because she supports trans rights.

On Mar 9, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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This week in streaming: The ‘Harry Potter’ reunion and ‘The Lost Daughter’

Plus other recommendations.

On Jan 5, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Jon Stewart reawakens the discourse about ‘Harry Potter’ goblins and antisemitism (updated)

Stewart was shocked that J.K. Rowling would 'just throw Jews in there to run the ****ing underground bank.'

On Jan 5, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘She will be minting money from this’: ‘Harry Potter’ stars face online criticism for reunion amid J.K. Rowling’s anti-trans controversy

The Big 3 has previously offered support for trans rights.

On Nov 17, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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There’s an actual Professor Snape running a crucial COVID vaccine trial

Harry Potter fans are pointing out the similarities to a more famous Professor Snape.

On Apr 14, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Tom Felton is lip-synching ‘Harry Potter’ lines on TikTok

But there's a twist.

On Mar 9, 2021 by Siobhan Ball

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New ‘Harry Potter’ game ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ will include transgender character options

It's an inclusive move, but J.K. Rowling still profits from the game.

On Mar 2, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Anti-feminism, pro-Gamergate videos from ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ lead designer resurface

He also complains about what he called the 'social justice agenda.'

On Feb 22, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

The Doctor pointing from television screen, his scarf extending outside the television onto the lap of a woman who is knitting it while watching the show.

How knitters are making their favorite garments from pop culture

Bernie Sanders' mittens are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reverse-engineer knits.

On Feb 4, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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A live-action ‘Harry Potter’ TV show is reportedly in development at HBO Max

It's in the 'very early stages' of development, according to a report.

On Jan 25, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski