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Why Spring Is The Perfect Time To Get An Under-Boob Tattoo

Despite the tattoo mania that ensued last summer, the hottest season is the least ideal time to get a tattoo. You may want to show off your new thigh or ankle ink the second you get a beach day, but factors like excessive sun exposure, chlorine, and sweaty friction can negatively affect how your new tattoo turns out. For that reason — and really that reason only — we're thankful it's still winter (okay, almost spring).Without a damp bathing suit or pool in sight, we can officially declare it pe...
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Kevin Feige Calls the First 22 Movies in the MCU “The Infinity Saga,” Says ‘Endgame’ Will Focus on the Original Core Avengers

Geeks love having specific names and labels for the various corners of the universes they love. So Marvel Studios seemed to directly touch our hearts (because they’re nothing if not crafty) when they revealed that each grouping of films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe belong to a “phase.” And with Phase 3 coming to an end next month with Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has offered up another name over which we can totally obsess: The Infinity Saga, which seems to be...
Tags: Movies, Harry Potter, Thor, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Tony, Cap, Kevin Feige, Comic Book/Superhero, Feige, Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, The Infinity Saga, Original Core Avengers, So Marvel Studios, Endgame Marvel Studios

Where to go in Portugal

Reasons to visit Portugal are innumerable. Some are obvious, like the world-class wines sold at local groceries for little more than the cost of a tram ticket in Lisbon; others are lesser-known, like the country’s wealth of stunning libraries and the places in Porto and Coimbra that inspired details in Harry Potter. It’s hard to go wrong in one of the safest, oldest, and most scenic countries in Europe, but certain travelers are undoubtedly better suited to certain spots. Here are the top pla...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Spain, Unesco, Atlantic, Portugal, Harry Potter, Venice, Porto, Ibiza, Lisbon, Flores, All, Azores, Sintra, Praia

Miranda Richardson Joins HBO’s Game of Thrones Prequel Pilot

Miranda Richardson joins HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot Oscar nominee Miranda Richardson, best known for playing Rita Skeeter in the Harry Potter films and starring in TV series Blackadder and Girlfriends, has joined HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel pilot, TVLine has confirmed. No details on the character have been released. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone'...
Tags: Hbo, UK, TV, Movies, TV News, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, Got, Goldman, Martin, East, Tony, George R R Martin, Westeros, Starks, Blackadder

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara Exits Company in Wake of Scandal

After six years leading the company, Kevin Tsujihara is out as the chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey released a statement today explaining the decision: “It is in the best interest of WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., our employees and our partners for Kevin to step down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Kevin has contributed greatly to the studio’s success over the past 25 years and for that we thank him. Kevin acknowledges that his mistakes are inconsiste...
Tags: Movies, Time Warner, Ocean, Harry Potter, Warner Brothers, Kevin Tsujihara, Company, Kevin, Kirk, AT T, Hollywood Reporter, WB, Brett Ratner, Business and Industry News, Tsujihara, John Stankey

There’s Something (Cursed) About Harry: The Wizarding World’s Growing Pains Highlight a Franchise in Awkward Transition

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the current state of J.K. Rowling’s beloved universe is…unsteady.) Earlier this year, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world went to shit. Literally. The Pottermore Twitter account resurfaced an innocuous piece of trivia that described the wizarding world before it had discovered indoor plumbing, in which witches and wizards would use a vanishing spell after they had,...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Roald Dahl, Features, Harry-Potter, Harry, Tolkien, Voldemort, Fantastic Beasts, Hermione, Rowling, J K Rowling, Dumbledore, J R R Tolkien, Sistine Chapel, Dursleys

'Harry Potter' author faces a backlash over gay-relationship reveal

Some people aren't happy with JK Rowling's assertions about the love match between Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
Tags: News, Stories, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Dumbledore

Theme Park Bits: New Harry Potter Ride Details, E.T. Lawsuit, Disney World Ticket Prices and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Universal has announced details of its new Harry Potter attraction, including an opening date. Walt Disney World ticket prices have gone up again. The family of a boy who suffered an injury on Universal’s E.T. ride is suing. The Indiana Jones stunt show is getting an update. And more! Yes, Disney had all the fun last week when it announced details and an opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This week, Universal had some news of its own for its new ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Chicago, Harry Potter, Theme Parks, Tom Felton, Universal, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg, Orlando, Hogwarts, Hollywood Studios, Universal Orlando

Ralph Fiennes Almost Turned Down Playing Voldemort Because He Didn't Know Anything About Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes, great actor that he is, is probably more recognizable these days in sinister supervillain makeup than he is outside of it. That’s because he played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, an iconic role that he filled excellently. Read more...
Tags: Science, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, Ralph Fiennes, Voldemort

Where Does Inspiration Come From? By Michael Thies [& Book Giveaway!]

I'm so excited about this blog post. When I first read it, it provoked so much thought. I hope you enjoy it like I did! Best of all, I get to giveaway a copy of the book to one lucky book lover. More on that after the post! Inspiration. It’s the essence of writing. It’s one of the questions we authors get asked all the time. Who inspired you? What inspired you? How did you come up with the idea for your novel? Of course, the answers to these questions vary with every author and his or her res...
Tags: Asia, Europe, China, India, Religion, US, Karen, Harry Potter, South America, Core, Michael, Rafflecopter, Ken Robinson, SANTIAGO Chile, Len, Scooby Doo

J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore and Grindenwald had ‘Incredibly Intense' sexual relationship

J.K. Rowling earlier declared wizarding headmaster Albus Dumbledore a gay man. Much discussion centered on why it wasn't on the page or the screen. Once again, she highlights a sexual dimension to her characters that surely motivates them, yet—for reasons unexplained—remains unspoken and unseen. “So I’m less interested in the sexual side – though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship – than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the ...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Sexuality, Harry Potter, Rowling, J K Rowling, Albus Dumbledore, Dumbledore, Daniel Ogren, Grindenwald

'Worse than Voldemort': Global students' strike targets climate change

"Climate change is worse than Voldemort," read a handmade sign carried by one student in Wellington, New Zealand, referring to the evil wizard in the hugely popular Harry Potter books and films. Student protests in Wellington, Sydney and Melbourne drew tens of thousands of people. In Europe, students packed streets and squares in London, Copenhagen, Rome, Vienna, Zurich and Lisbon.
Tags: Europe, Science, Harry Potter, Melbourne, Voldemort, Wellington New Zealand, Wellington Sydney, London Copenhagen Rome Vienna Zurich

Step-by-step preview of the lightsaber-building experience coming to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Padawan learners strong with the Force will be able to build their own lightsabers using scavenged parts from fallen Jedi temples inside a covert workshop hidden from the watchful eye of the First Order when the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland. The build-your-own lightsaber experience will take place in Savi’s Workshop — Handbuilt Lightsabers when the 14-acre land debuts May 31 at the Anaheim theme park. The new Galaxy’s Edge themed land will be set in the Black Spire Outpost on...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Universal, Beatty, Republic, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Peta, Orlando, Southern California

New Harry Potter ride at Universal

Harry Potter fans have yet another reason to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort. A new Hagrid-themed attraction is opening on June 13, and Universal is calling it “the most highly themed, immersive coaster experience yet.” Those are some pretty high expectations, but all signs point to the ride meeting them. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is equipped with seats that look like Sirius/Hagrid’s magical motorbike and its sidecar. They are de...
Tags: Travel, Harry Potter, All, Hogwarts, Orlando Resort, Hagrid, Forbidden Forest, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, New Harry Potter, Cornish Pixies, Universal Resort Orlando, Sirius Hagrid

Travel News: March 14, 2019

Winter Storm Ulmer Causing Thousands of Flight Cancellations, Delays Travel Pulse As travelers see glimpses of spring weather, the Rockies, Plains and Midwest regions of the United States are being hit by Winter Storm Ulmer, causing thousands of flights to be canceled and delayed. According to, the storm system is expected to bring damaging winds, heavy snow and blizzard conditions through Thursday, with Denver likely the city most impacted by Ulmer as 12 inches of snow is forecaste...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, United States, Ireland, Paris, Amsterdam, Finland, Harry Potter, Denver, Cabinet, Auckland, News And Deals, Sky Tower, Midwest, Sydney Opera House, Rockies Plains

J.K. Rowling Adds More Fuel to the Dumbledore/Grindelwald Fire 

The upcoming Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features some choices quotes from writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates regarding the are-they/aren’t-they relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Fantastic Beasts, J K Rowling, Albus Dumbledore, Blu Ray, Grindelwald, David Yates, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Dumbledore Grindelwald Fire, Gellert Grindelwald Read

Disney World's Biggest Rival Keeps Betting Big on Harry Potter

Comcast's Universal Orlando tries to raise the bar just as Disney raises prices.
Tags: Finance, Disney, Article, Harry Potter, Disney World, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 05f9cba7-a400-5d96-befd-39e809c04285, Comcast s Universal Orlando

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Honest Trailer: Light on Beasts and Fantastically Depressing

After Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters, fans were willing to make concessions for a wizarding world movie that was never going to be as good as the Harry Potter franchise. They were even willing to wait for the second chapter in the franchise to deliver on the potential promised by what was meant to be the first of five total films. But unfortunately, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald makes us wish that we could obliviate ourselves of this entire franchise before i...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Harry Potter, Lol, Honest Trailers, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Dumbledore, Jacob, Grindelwald, Queenie, Video Of The Day, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Crimes of Grindelwald Honest Trailer

Pokemon Go Developer Working on “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”

Niantic Labs (developer of the highly successful Pokemon Go) has at last provided footage of the upcoming “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite“, another game that utilizes augmented reality – which some may predict will be less popular in comparison to a franchise as gargantuan as Pokemon. According to its official website, venturing into the outside world […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Smartphones, Harry Potter, Augmented Reality, Anime, RPG, Niantic Labs, PV, Wizards Unite, Casuals

Harry Potter publisher Arthur A Levine leaves longtime job

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who helped introduce J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” books to U.S. audiences is leaving his longtime job at Scholastic and starting his own publishing house. On Tuesday, Scholastic announced the departure of Arthur A. Levine, who since 1996 had headed an eponymous imprint at the children’s publishing company. Besides Rowling, […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Nation, Harry Potter, Scholastic, Rowling, J K Rowling, Arthur A Levine

‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ Gameplay Details Reveal ‘Pokémon Go’-Style Elements, But Plenty of New Stuff, Too

The mobile game Pokémon Go reignited the spark for capturing weird little monsters and making them fight each other. But Pokémon as a property isn’t for everyone. That’s why game developer Niantic Inc. is teaming up with Warner Bros. Games to bring a similar style of game play to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a forthcoming augmented reality game that we’ve highlighted before. But official details on the gameplay haven’t been available until today. Thankfull...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Fantasy, Sequels, Pokemon, Harry-Potter, Warner Brothers, Cool Stuff, Wizards, WB, Harry Potter Harry Potter, Niantic Inc, Ollivander, Ministry of Magic, Warner Bros Games, Wizards Unite

New Details Revealed For Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New details revealed for Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Following last month’s announcement of the upcoming Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, Universal Orlando has released a new video, featuring Harry Potter film franchise alum Tom Felton revealing new details about the newest attraction coming to the theme park. The ride will be part of Universal’s popular and immersive The Wizarding World of Harry Potter experience which will be available ...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Theme Park, Harry Potter, Harry, Johnny Depp, Tom Felton, Universal, Orlando, Universal Studios, Forrest, Gilmore, Hogwarts Express, Orlando Resort, Universal Orlando, Diagon Alley

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure Featurette Shows Off Universal Orlando’s Magical New Ride

Attention, fans of paying money to wait in line! Uh, I mean fans of immersive theme park attractions! There’s a new featurette showing off Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, the new roller coaster at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure theme park. The ride opens this summer, and if you just can’t wait that long to go to humid, sweaty Florida, perhaps this video will hold you over. Watch the featurette below. Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure In the above p...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Harry-Potter, Theme Parks, Tom Felton, Universal, Orlando, Potter, Hogwarts, Orlando Resort, Universal Orlando, Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley, Draco Malfoy, Hagrid, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Hagrid ride to open at Harry Potter park

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is adding yet another attraction to its roster.
Tags: News, Stories, Harry Potter, Hagrid

Universal Orlando details new roller coaster Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando's gearing up for Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, which opens June 13            [Author: Florida Today]
Tags: News, Harry Potter, Orlando, Florida Today, Hagrid

Vegetables Don’t Exist.

Lynne Peskoe-Yang has an enjoyable piece for Popula on the problems with the term “vegetable”; she begins with the Supreme Court case (Nix v. Hedden, 149 U.S. 304 [1893]) that determined that John Nix’s tomatoes were properly subject to vegetable tariffs even though they were technically “fruits” in botanical terms, because they were commonly understood to be vegetables: In this way, Gray and his fellow jurists sealed the tomato’s identity crisis into law. The legal definition would be what comm...
Tags: Supreme Court, Uncategorized, Britain, Linguistics, Harry Potter, Gray, Nix, Anglo Saxon, Isle, Hedden, Popula, Lynne Peskoe Yang, John Nix

A few Potterhead nitpicks about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Niantic today released the first gameplay footage for its upcoming mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, finally giving players some idea of what its AR wizardry would look like. But does it actually look like a Harry Potter game? Wanna feel old? It’s been 22 years since Bloomsbury published the first Harry Potter book and brought our favorite magical schoolboy to the world’s attention. There’s both a whole generation of adults who grew up alongside him, and another who’ve never known a world...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Harry Potter, Niantic, Bloomsbury, Potterhead, Wizards Unite