Category: Three Broomsticks

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Three Broomsticks editorial: “Headmasters in the canon”

In this most recent editorial found within the comfortable confines of The Three Broomsticks, our favorite editorialist – affectionately known as hpboy13 – has come up with a clever discussion on the Headmasters of Hogwarts and what we should come to expect, or hope to see, within the new Fantastic Beasts film series.

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Rowling’s back!

I’m somewhat ashamed, but I didn’t read The Cuckoo’s Calling as soon as it came out. I was wary of being disappointed as I had been by Casual Vacancy. But I am beyond thrilled to say that Cuckoo’s Calling is a return to form for Jo, a spectacularly written mystery that utterly engrossed me!

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Albus Dumbledore and the Sorcerer’s Stone

By hpboy13 At the end of Sorcerer’s Stone, there is a brief exchange among the Trio that first introduces us to the idea of Dumbledore’s omniscience: “D’you think [Dumbledore] meant you to do it?”...

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Is Harry Potter a Feminist Text?

By hpboy13 As a fandom, there are many things that we have come to agree on over the years. Neville is a BAMF. Voldemort is a Drama Queen. The Prince’s Tale makes us cry....

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What are the “12 Failsafe Ways to Charm Witches”?

One of the more intriguing presents Harry receives on his seventeenth birthday is a book titled Twelve Failsafe Ways to Charm Witches. It’s a present from Ron, who’s gotten it from Fred and George for his own birthday five months earlier. He tells Harry, “Explains everything you need to know about girls. If only I’d had this last year I’d have known exactly how to get rid of Lavender and I would’ve known how to get going with…” (DH113) But what are these twelve mystery tips exactly?