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Top 10 Long-Running Movie Franchises

Over the weekend, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which is actually the part 8 in the Potter series, raked in millions at the box office. TIME takes...

Top 10 Coolest Harry Potter Spells

From incantations that protect against the dark arts to charms that will stuff a week's worth of luggage into your purse, TIME takes a look at the best spells...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

TIME book critic Lev Grossman grabs an early copy of "Deathly Hallows" and finds it a sad but satisfying wrap-up to J.K. Rowling's seven-novel epic

Who Will Be Person of the Year?

A former Vice President turned green guru? The most popular, and powerful, man in Russia? How about a fiery Middle East leader, or the brains behind Harry...

Summer Arts Preview

TIME's top critics survey this summer's not-to-be-missed arts events — from Bruno to Lil Wayne, from Harry Potter to Thomas Pynchon