It's been a dozen years since the first of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter
books debuted, and the boy wizard's adventures have already drawn to a
close in print. But that hasn't dampened our enthusiasm for the three
remaining films, beginning with tonight's midnight release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
As we did earlier this year for Bob Dylan and Wilco, we're marking the
occasion with a complete Harry Potter Takeover of PasteMagazine.com. In
addition to interviews with stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, we
have stories on Harry Potter courses in universities, real Quidditch
teams trying to recreate the magical sport without flying brooms, the
weirdest Harry Potter merchandise and Brad Neely's hilarious overdubs
of Harry Potter films. Paste correspondent Jesse Jarnow spends a summer
alternating between reading Potter and Proust for the first time, and
Ani Vrabel looks at whether the initial uproar to ban the books
has finally died down. Plus, take our brain-busting Harry Potter
quiz, vote in our Best Potter Book poll, listen to our Hogwarts
school-themed playlists, and imagine with us what the patronuses of
some musicians might look like. All this and more. And if you're clever
enough with your magic, you might just discover some hidden surprises
along the way. Enjoy:
News: Win a Kindle reader, Flip UltraHD camcorder and More in Paste's Great Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt (#pottergame)
Poll: Which is the Best Harry Potter Book?
A/V: Wizard Rock: Swish and Flick - "S-L-Y in Slytherin"
List of the Day: Eight, Uh, Unique Bits of Harry Potter Merchandise
Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
A/V: Wizard Rock: The Moaning Myrtles - "And Then I Died"
Feature: Harry Potter in the Paste Headlines
Playlist: Songs of the Sorting Hat: A Playlist for Each House of Hogwarts
Feature: Of Potter and Proust
Feature: The Super-Impossible Brain-Busting Harry Potter Trivia Quiz
A/V: Wizard Rock: The Whomping Willows - "In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out"
Feature: Lil Wayne is a Bull Frog: Paste Puts the Patronus Charm on Nine Musical Artists
Catching Up With... Harry and the Potters
A/V: Wizard Rock: Harry and the Potters - "Dumbledore"
Feature: Brad Neely's Wizard People, Dear Reader: Deconstructing Harry Potter and the Hero's Journey
Feature: Potter in Universities a Harry Subject
A/V: Paste's Wizard Rock Playlist
Feature: Harry Potter and the Supposed Allegiance with the Devil
Feature: Snitches Get Stitches: Full-Contact Quidditch Sweeps the Nation
Catching Up With... Emma Watson
Catching Up With... Daniel Radcliffe
News: Harry Potter and the Wittiest Sequel Tweets
A/V: Wizard Rock: The Parselmouths - "Please Harry"
A/V: Wizard Rock: Gred and Forge - "Her Dark Mark"