Posts Tagged ‘J.K. Rowling’

The Top Ten Posts of 2016

On the eve eve of a brand-new year, I thought it might be kind of cool/sweet/fun/weird to take a look back at the top 10 posts on in 2016. (My conclusion after perusing the list: You guys are all about J.K. Rowling, Disney movies and food, so yes, I’m stoked we’re on the same […]

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Harry Potter’s Home At Four Privet Drive Is Up For Sale

Posted by melissa kandel on September 20, 2016 in Fiction, In the News | No Comments

“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” It seems to be Harry Potter week on little word studio but when the childhood home of Mr. Potter is up for sale, you can’t NOT write about it. I describe, of course, Four […]

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Harry Potter As A 90s Sitcom Is Exactly As Good As You Think

Posted by melissa kandel on September 19, 2016 in comedy, Television | No Comments

Harry Potter: The 90s Sitcom will make your day … your month or even your year. And, it’ll do so with a level of ferocity that could only otherwise be obtained by receiving a cloak of invisibility after winning your Hogwarts Quidditch Cup because you alone caught the snitch. (Or something.) Complete with cheesy theme song music, overreactive highlight reels and […]

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J.K. Rowling’s Detective Series Names Its Leading Man

Posted by melissa kandel on September 9, 2016 in entertainment, Television | 1 Comment

Tom Burke // Image via In The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first of three novels in a detective series penned by J.K. Rowling—writing as Robert Galbraith—private investigator Cormoran Strike is called many things: a massive grizzly bear; a man of general hairiness coupled with a gently expanding belly; a bruised, battered and perpetually disheveled male; a creature bearing the […]

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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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J.K. Rowling on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Posted by melissa kandel on June 25, 2016 in Fiction, Film | 1 Comment

Is there any limit to the bounds of J.K. Rowling’s imagination? As prolific as she is creative, Rowling conjures up her first big-studio foray into screenwriting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in theaters Nov. 18), and if the movie’s latest teaser trailer is any indication, she’s already a script-crafting pro.

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When Harry Met Scamander: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Posted by melissa kandel on April 14, 2016 in entertainment, Film, Hollywood | 1 Comment

An old briefcase stuffed with magic, a shadowy New York City in 1926 and a tinkering, ethereal melody now synonymous with the greatest boy wizard of all time can only mean one thing …

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Featured Friday: Visual Strands

Posted by melissa kandel on November 20, 2015 in Featured Friday, Interview | No Comments

At the intersection of inspiration and art, there’s Visual Strands, a Netherlands-based magazine founded by graphic designer, Yvonne de Jonge. I love the story of Yvonne’s journey to launching her mag (check that out here) and was more than happy to chat with her about little word studio. No surprise, our dialogue flailed wildly across […]

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