Archive for August, 2016

Steve Aoki On Turning Creativity Into Success

Posted by melissa kandel on August 27, 2016 in creativity, music | 1 Comment

I couldn’t move. Stuffed hundreds deep into a tacky, plush-red nightclub in midtown Manhattan that smelled of fresh sweat and cheap vodka, I was stuck in place, a proverbial halter-topped sardine of the night, waiting for Steve Aoki’s set to start while wearing a surprising amount of bracelets and glitter, wondering if I looked anything […]

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Celebrity Cat Marries Wealthy Canadian Businessman

This article is part of a weekly series, “Untruth Tuesdays,” in which I take something completely, absurdly untrue then write about it as if it weren’t. BY MELISSA MARNI, senior staff writer, The civic cheetah press Trixie, a Japanese Bobtail cat with more than 500,000 followers on Instagram, is one of the most sought-after cats by […]

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J.K. Rowling on Failure & Imagination (And A Failure of My Own)

Posted by melissa kandel on August 16, 2016 in creativity, On Writing | No Comments

A note before I begin … Dear little word studio readers, I apologize to you for the lack of blog posts this past week. All I can really say is: things happen. Not particularly good or bad things, just things. And when they do happen, it seems a mind can shut off amid all the […]

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Rio 2016 Olympics Synchronized Diving Super Fan Tells All

Posted by melissa kandel on August 11, 2016 in Fiction, Olympics, Sports, Untruth | No Comments

  This article is part of a weekly series, “Untruth Tuesdays,” (coincidentally published on Wednesdays) in which I take something completely, absurdly untrue then write about it as if it weren’t. Sorry, global warming and an ever-heating planet: This month, the world has caught Olympics fever and its temperature isn’t going down anytime soon. From Michael […]

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Reality TV Superstar Ties Her Shoe

Posted by melissa kandel on August 3, 2016 in Fiction, In the News, Television, Untruth | 2 Comments

This article is part of a new weekly series, “Untruth Tuesdays,” in which I take something completely, absurdly untrue then write about it as if it weren’t. By Melissa Marni, Entertainment Editor, The Oklahoma Post-Gazette Daily “I couldn’t believe it,” said Martin Shaklumsky, a butterfly collector who was on his way to work at the Rare […]

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Finding Dory? Find The Exit

Posted by melissa kandel on August 2, 2016 in Film | No Comments

This post was written by guest blogger, Lexi Tess, animated-movie enthusiast and discerning Disney•Pixar critic …  By Lexi Tess [WARNING: The article you are about to read contains spoilers for the movie, Finding Dory. Oh wait, if you’ve seen Finding Nemo, then Finding Dory has already been spoiled for you] Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory has soared like a little flying fish above the competition, […]

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