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Jason Isaacs Performs Greek Tragedy for Veterans

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Jason Isaacs (known better to most of us as Lucius Malfoy) has joined the Theater of War Project, which presents readings of the Greek tragedies "Ajax" and "Philoctetes" in the United States and Europe, aims to de-stigmatize the trauma of war by presenting these ancient plays to contemporary audiences. Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe Revisits the Magic in “Now You See Me 2”

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It's no secret that Daniel Radcliffe is in the prime of his career - "Victor Frankenstein" is set to open tomorrow, and he's got no shortage of projects in the works, from "The Modern Ocean" to "Imperium" and beyond. Recently the actor caught up with Buzzfeed to talk about his latest projects, including "Now You See Me 2," for which the trailer was released just last week! Read More »

Comics Review: “Monstress” by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda


In "Monstress," Marjorie Liu has created a dark and twisted world of magic and chaos. The first issue opens with our heroine, Maika, being sold into slavery, and through these first pages the reader slowly comes to piece together the history of Maika's world. There has been a long war between the human race and the Arcanic people, otherworldly folk - sometimes with wings or horns or a busy fox tail - that are treated monstrously by humans. Maika is Arcanic, and she's out for blood, although only the barest beginnings of her story are pieced together in the first issue. Read More »

Storm Barney Threatens “Fantastic Beasts” Set


Residents of the UK are already aware of the destructive power of Storm Barney, which brought strong winds to the region and left thousands of homes without power on Tuesday night, and it seems that the Leavesden set of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" may also have been affected by the storm. Read More »

Presenting “MuggleWatch” – Your New Favorite “Harry Potter” News Recap!


We here at MuggleNet have a long history of bringing you the best in "Harry Potter" news coverage, whether that's updates about J.K. Rowling, information about local events, or the scoop on what Daniel Radcliffe's latest film role is set to be. Now we're ready to launch into a whole new era with "MuggleWatch" - our short, biweekly video update about all things "Potter"! Read More »

MinaLima Exhibit to Open in London!

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It's fair to say that "Harry Potter" films as we know them would not have been nearly so magical if it weren't for the graphic design work of MinaLima, whose imaginative and breathtaking designs also added life and color to the Wizarding World we love. Now, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima have an exhibition of their work opening at a gallery in London! Read More »

Robert Galbraith Advances to Goodreads Semi-finals and Makes Impac Longlist

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We posted last week about Robert Galbraith's "Career of Evil" being nominated in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015, and now the third book in the "Cormoran Strike" series has made it to the semi-finals! Plus, "The Silkworm" has landed a spot on the International Impac Dublin Literary Award's 2016 longlist! Read More »

More “Frankenstein” Movies? Daniel Radcliffe Reveals New Details!

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As you may have noticed, Daniel Radcliffe is currently making the press rounds promoting his film "Victor Frankenstein", which is set to hit theaters later this month. It seems like Dan is keeping to an exhausting schedule, but we always love to hear more from him, so we can't complain! Read More »

Book Review: “The Glass Sentence” by S.E. Grove

Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove

Just before the dawn of the nineteenth century, the world of "The Glass Sentence" changed forever. Up until that point, history had progressed much like it has in our world - pyramids, the Dark Ages, the Crusades, and more were all things of the past, and the world was poised to embark on a bright future as the year 1800 dawned. All of that changed with the Great Disruption, which thrust all the different lands of the world into different ages of time. Read More »

David Heyman Speaks on Diversity in “Fantastic Beasts”

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Back in August, J.K. Rowling addressed a concerned fan who was disheartened to notice that all the major actors and actresses cast so far in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" were white. J.K. Rowling asked the fan to wait to judge until she'd seen the final product, assuring her that we wouldn't only be seeing white faces in the new film trilogy. Now, producer David Heyman has spoken about the issue to "Entertainment Weekly". Read More »

The Plot of “Fantastic Beasts” Has Been Revealed!


It's been two years since we first learned that "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", a 2001 side project of J.K. Rowling's published to raise money for charity and give readers a glimpse into the Hogwarts Library, would be made into its very own film series. Just yesterday, we finally got our first glimpse of Newt Scamander and saw hints of what was happening on set, and now we have what we have all been waiting for: a plot synopsis. Read More »

Book Review: “Half Wild” by Sally Green

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"Half Wild," the sequel to "Half Bad," picks up right where its predecessor left off. Nathan has received the three gifts he needs to become a full-fledged witch from his father, the Black Witch Marcus, but now he’s on the run, with nowhere to go and no way to control his terrifying new Gift - the ability to turn into an animal. A very dangerous animal. Read More »

MuggleNet Takes a Look Inside the New “Harry Potter” Adult Coloring Book!

Harry Potter Coloring Book

We know you guys are excited for the new "Harry Potter" coloring book for adults that's due out soon - on November 5 in the UK and November 10 in the US - and we've got a little preview of it to tide you over while you wait! Read More »

Book Review: “City of Halves” by Lucy Inglis

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Lily is not your average teenager - at sixteen years old, she’s already a first class computer hacker, and uses her skills to help her father, a lawyer, solve his toughest cases. But that still doesn’t prepare her for what she discovers one morning while out investigating a case: magic is real. Unfortunately, she finds this out in the worst way possible, by being attacked by a bandogge, a terrifying two-headed dog. Read More »

“Harry Potter: The Character Vault” Is Here!


With all of the "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" news happening last week, you may have missed another exciting development - "Harry Potter: The Character Vault" is now available! Read More »

A Day Before Ticket Sales Open, “Cursed Child” Duo Discusses Bringing Harry Back


Fans have been buzzing ever since it was announced last week that the Cursed Child we've all been wondering about is none other than Albus Severus, but while we're all making up our minds about whether we're happy about that or not, the creative team behind "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is finally opening up about the process of creating a stage adaptation of the wizarding world we love so well. Read More »

Book Review: “The Lightning Queen” by Laura Resau

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"The Lightning Queen" by Laura Resau is a story told in two times, the present day and what is known only as “Long, Long Ago,” but only one place — the Hill of Dust in Oaxaca, Mexico. Mateo and his mother visit their family in Oaxaca every summer, but this year, Mateo can tell there is something different about his grandfather as soon as he arrives. Before long, Mateo’s grandfather launches into a captivating tale, one he’s been longing to tell for years. He tells of a young boy whose family has been fractured by tragedy, and of the young gypsy girl and her caravan who change his life forever after they come to the Hill of Dust. Read More »

Book Review: “Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith

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Despite coming off the success of two big cases, all is not well for Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott when the third installment of Robert Galbraith’s detective series, "Career of Evil," picks up. Sure, things are going well enough for Cormoran, who’s dating the glamorous Elin, and whose business is booming, but Robin’s relationship with her fiancé Matthew has never been worse - they’re fighting almost every day about Robin’s job and her (strictly platonic, whatever Matthew may think!) relationship with Strike. Of course, things get a lot messier once Robin receives a severed leg in the mail. This time, Strike and Robin not only have to solve the case - but hope the killer doesn’t catch up to them. Read More »

Book Review: “Welcome to Nightvale” by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

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Jackie and Diane share a similar problem - a man who no one seems to remember has left them both with an ominous message: a note that simply reads KING CITY that they can't get rid of no matter how hard they try. They both find that this message is interrupting their lives in ways that are unable to be ignored, as Jackie begins to wonder about her past (and why she doesn't age), and Diane tries to prevent her son from getting too curious about his absent father. Eventually they realize that they might have to work together to get to the bottom of KING CITY and get everything back to normal (or at least normal for Nightvale). Read More »

Here Are the First Pictures from the Liverpool Set of “Fantastic Beasts”!

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Last week, we learned that Pottermore just might be visiting the set of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and providing reports about what they see, but while we're waiting for that information to surface, we've got something almost as exciting - pictures from the filming of "Fantastic Beasts" that is currently underway in Liverpool! Read More »