Jacob Puestow, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
While society deifies the person and their works, everyone forgets the human being and their struggles.
Kane Howard, York College
Historically, consumers of many artistic mediums have been told to separate the artist from their work. But in the 21st century, with social media spreading news quickly, is this an easy task?
Jordan Oulela, University of Texas at San Antonio
From production woes to the public’s low opinion of J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter spinoff that once had a promising start may see dwindling excitement.
Tori Barney, Columbia College Chicago
HBO Max recently released a reunion event celebrating the magical series, and long-time fans were delighted to see the main trio on their screens once more.
Tori Walz, Eastern Michigan University
The famous author has been under fire yet again for her recent tweets that many perceive as transphobic.
Whether an author downplays serious issues or doesn’t write about them appropriately, here’s how to tell if novels you loved when you were younger are rightfully controversial.
Kelsie Westmoreland, Washington and Lee University
This popular reading subscription service has come under fire following the decision to re-release their collection of Harry Potter memorabilia.
L.R. Staples, Sarah Lawrence College
After being the boy who lived, Daniel Radcliffe has had a bizarre acting career, to say the least, and his role in the American anthology series is no exception.
Callie Rosenzweig, University of Chicago
J. K. Rowling’s beloved book series has warmed readers’ hearts for decades. What makes them better than their film counterparts?
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
The open letter against ‘cancel culture’ was mostly signed by people with enormous influence — those who least need to worry about ‘cancellation.’
Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
Just because the author has revealed her transphobia doesn’t mean fans have to completely abandon the the franchise. Instead, they can reclaim it.
Mia Kellner, University of St Andrews
Almost everything magical in the fantasy series relies on the use of animals in some shape or form. Is it even possible for a vegan to live in this world, and would they even want to?
Audrey Martin, Boston University
Once a cherished author, the ‘Harry Potter’ writer has fallen from grace due to her continued ignorance regarding trans and other members of the queer community.
Claudia Ng, University of Texas at Austin
Dust off your House robes, Potterheads: There are four new Harry Potter eBooks slated for release this summer.
Marianne Quijano, Texas A&M University
Racist media tropes are alive and well, and apparently deeply embedded into Rowling’s psyche.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
Is it still positive representation if the actress plays a snake?
Shaina Lapuebla, Central Connecticut State University
The British author has been penning novels as Robert Galbraith for years, and some have achieved a great deal of acclaim on their own.
Raina Sciocchetti, Unity College
Jokes, politics, wisdom and dog pictures await.
Kayla Platoff, Maryville University
‘Harry Potter’ fans are learning that J.K. Rowling isn’t as progressive as she would like them to think.
Michaela Sickles, Suffolk University
The role-playing mobile game will allow muggles, for the first time ever, to attend Hogwarts, learn spells and hopefully even make the quidditch team.
Lauren Lambert, Southeastern Louisiana University
After a series of tweets imagining an all-black wizarding world went viral, the hilarious hashtag #BlackHogwarts has caught the eye of the novels’ author.
Keegan Fornoff, Southeast Missouri State University
A nostalgic reflection on a shotgun idea turned bombshell franchise from a proud Slytherin.
Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
Take a break, Rowling; you’re already a billionaire.
Shiloh McKinnon, Reed College
The 8th installment of the story, a play premiering soon in London, has drawn ire from fans internationally. As it should have.
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