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Harry Potter

a banner outside the Franklin Institute advertising the Harry Potter exhibit, which opens in February in Philadelphia
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The Franklin Institute Has Already Sold 39,000 Tickets to Its Harry Potter Exhibit

To say there is great enthusiasm for the upcoming world premiere Harry Potter exhibit at the Franklin Institute is putting it mildly. After a short […]

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This Harry Potter Wedding Went ALL Out, And It’s Actually Really Elegant

When it comes to themed weddings, it’s a fine line between a fully fleshed-out concept and, well, just plain overboard. But this Harry Potter wedding […]

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Cops Will Card Drivers During Chestnut Hill’s Harry Potter Festival

Has the massively popular Harry Potter Festival gotten too big for Chestnut Hill? If you were anywhere on Germantown Avenue during last year’s event, this […]

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17 Things to Do in Movies, Comedy, Books and Harry Potter Parties

Monument Lab Live: Hidden Histories and Missing Monuments @ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Wednesday, October 18 Murals Arts’ provocative Monument Lab series […]

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A PA Bride Sorted Her Bridesmaids into Harry Potter Houses and It’s Pretty Adorable

Meet Christine JeeHae Lim and Kenneth Sang-Jee Lee. They got married this past July 1st at Tyler Arboretum in Media, Pennsylvania. Ordinarily, we’d run you […]

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Inside the Increasingly Rough-and-Tumble Philadelphia Quidditch Scene

They hurtle toward each other, six per team, cleats sloshing with mean vigor on the ground still wet from the morning sprinklers. The quickest, most […]

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Calling All Muggles: The Harry Potter Festival Is This Weekend

It’s been almost 20 years since we were introduced to the world of wizards, muggles and He Who Must Not Be Named in Harry Potter […]

Harry Potter vs. Voldemort, but with Donald Trump instead of Voldemort
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Penn Study: Reading Harry Potter Makes You Less Likely to Vote for Donald Trump

For readers of Harry Potter, there may only be one person more scary than Voldemort, the evil wizard referred to as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named: Donald Trump. A […]

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Okay People, the Donald Trump Joke Is Over

I discovered a new favorite game a couple months ago while rereading the Harry Potter series. I call it, simply, “Who said it: Lord Voldemort […]

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PHOTOS: Harry Potter Festival 2014

This past weekend Chestnut Hill turned into Hogsmeade as the fourth annual Harry Potter Festival transformed Germantown Avenue into the magical world of witches, goblins, and wizards. […]

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What’s Happening at This Year’s Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill

Did you miss the train to Hogwarts this year? Well, you can at least join the other wizards and witches (and Muggles, of course) at […]

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STUDY: Kids Who Read Harry Potter Books More Tolerant of Minorities

A nifty new study says that you may be casting a spell on your kids by letting them read Harry Potter series—one that vamooses prejudice. Research […]