Harry Potter and the mystery of the vanishing author

Return to Hogwarts reunites the franchise’s cast 20 years after they first appeared on the big screen, while almost managing to make JK Rowling invisible

Helena Bonham Carter and Daniel Radcliffe at the Return to Hogwarts reunion

Chris Wasser

What are we supposed to do with the Harry Potter reunion? Potterheads will tell you that this pleasantly assembled, glorified talk show without a host is another chance to revisit a phenomenon that never really went away.