Wizarding Culture

Witch Weekly

A fairly well-known women’s magazine that Mrs. Weasley subscribes to for its recipes (GF28) and that St. Mungo’s Hospital keeps lying around its waiting room (OP22). The magazine gives an annual “Most Charming Smile” award, which Gilderoy Lockhart has won five times – a feat which he seems to consider his greatest accomplishment (CS6).

Witch Weekly also published an article, written by Rita Skeeter, defaming Hermione as it falsely accused her of leading Viktor Krum and Harry Potter into a love triangle (GF27). The article was read widely enough that it spawned quite a lot of hate mail for Hermione (GF28), and even caused Mrs. Weasley to look down on her for several months until Harry set the record straight (GF31).


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