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There’s Something (Cursed) About Harry: The Wizarding World’s Growing Pains Highlight a Franchise in Awkward Transition

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: the current state of J.K. Rowling’s beloved universe is…unsteady.) Earlier this year, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world went to shit. Literally. The Pottermore Twitter account resurfaced an innocuous piece of trivia that described the wizarding world before it had discovered indoor plumbing, in which witches and wizards would use a vanishing spell after they had,...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Roald Dahl, Features, Harry-Potter, Harry, Tolkien, Voldemort, Fantastic Beasts, Hermione, Rowling, J K Rowling, Dumbledore, J R R Tolkien, Sistine Chapel, Dursleys

J.K. Rowling says Dumbledore, Grindelwald had sexual relationship; fans mourn missed opportunity

Poor Albus Dumbledore. We keep getting glimpses into the life he led, but only one interview at a time with his creator, J.K. Rowling.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, J K Rowling, Albus Dumbledore, Dumbledore Grindelwald

J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore and Grindenwald had ‘Incredibly Intense' sexual relationship

J.K. Rowling earlier declared wizarding headmaster Albus Dumbledore a gay man. Much discussion centered on why it wasn't on the page or the screen. Once again, she highlights a sexual dimension to her characters that surely motivates them, yet—for reasons unexplained—remains unspoken and unseen. “So I’m less interested in the sexual side – though I believe there is a sexual dimension to this relationship – than I am in the sense of the emotions they felt for each other, which ultimately is the ...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Sexuality, Harry Potter, Rowling, J K Rowling, Albus Dumbledore, Dumbledore, Daniel Ogren, Grindenwald

How to Know When to Give Up

There’s plenty of great stories of persistence. J.K. Rowling living on welfare, while writing Harry Potter. Thomas Edison and his team, attempting thousands of different materials, before eventually settling on tungsten filaments for the lightbulbs that created an industrial empire. Albert Einstein, failing to find work in physics, dreaming up his revolutionary ideas for physics in the Swiss patent office. What we rarely hear are the stories whose moral is that the person should have just giv...
Tags: Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Lifehacks, Mindset, Elizabeth Holmes, J K Rowling, Alexander the Great, Harry Potter Thomas Edison

J.K. Rowling Adds More Fuel to the Dumbledore/Grindelwald Fire 

The upcoming Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features some choices quotes from writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates regarding the are-they/aren’t-they relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Lgbtq, Warner Bros, Fantastic Beasts, J K Rowling, Albus Dumbledore, Blu Ray, Grindelwald, David Yates, Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Dumbledore Grindelwald Fire, Gellert Grindelwald Read

Harry Potter publisher Arthur A Levine leaves longtime job

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who helped introduce J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” books to U.S. audiences is leaving his longtime job at Scholastic and starting his own publishing house. On Tuesday, Scholastic announced the departure of Arthur A. Levine, who since 1996 had headed an eponymous imprint at the children’s publishing company. Besides Rowling, […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Nation, Harry Potter, Scholastic, Rowling, J K Rowling, Arthur A Levine

Here's everything we know about 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,' the new game from the creators of 'Pokémon Go' coming later this year

"Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" is a new smartphone game from the makers of "Pokémon Go." Drawing inspiration from author J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, players will be able to search for magic in the world around them. "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" is expected to launch later in 2019; members of the press were able to play an early preview version of the game last week. "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" is a new smartphone game for mobile devices, inspired by J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Co-de...
Tags: Trends, Harry Potter, North America, Wizards, J K Rowling, Niantic, WB, Matt Weinberger, Wizards Unite, Statute of Secrecy Task Force

US women footballers pay jersey tributes to iconic women

Chicago (AFP) – From Mother Teresa and Malala Yousafzai to Serena Williams and J.K. Rowling, iconic women worldwide were honored on US women’s football jerseys in the Americans’ Saturday match against England. The contest in... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: England, US, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Malala Yousafzai, Serena Williams, Mother Teresa, Afp, J K Rowling

3 Writing Tips From ‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling

In a recent blog post, J.K. Rowling, author of the “Harry Potter” series of young-adult fantasy novels, offered writing advice on her website. Here’s an edited selection of her tips: Read. “You can’t be a good writer without being a devoted reader. Notice what works and what doesn’t, what you enjoyed and why. After a while, you’ll find your own distinctive voice.” Be disciplined, resilient and humble. “Sometimes you have to write even when the muse isn’t cooperating.” Accept that “rejection and...
Tags: Writing, Pr, Storytelling, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, PRSA, Greg Beaubien, PR Training, Strategiesandtactics

‘Your Name’ Remake Taps ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb to Helm Native American-Centric Story

The English-language Your Name remake has officially landed a director. 500 Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has been tapped to helm the new version. Webb will be directing a reimagined version of the hit 2016 anime sci-fi/romance film, which will now center around a Native American woman and a young man from Chicago. Deadline broke the news that Webb has been, ahem, webbed in to direct the Your Name remake, which will be penned by Oscar-nominated Arrival screenwr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Sci-fi, Chicago, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Remakes, J K Rowling, J J Abrams, Webb, Marc, Kawamura, Makoto Shinkai, Marc-Webb, Genki Kawamura

"Guys as rich as Shultz have better things to do with their time than hawk books for money."

"The book is to support the run, not vice versa. Remember when everybody was saying that Trump was just running to jump start some kind of news network?" Writes tim in vermont in the comments to the first post of the day (about the value of a Howard Schultz candidacy).Do you think tim makes more sense than Scott Adams, in his podcast yesterday, expressing certainty that Schultz will not run — and is therefore only hawking his book — because it would destroy the Starbucks brand:Tim's observation ...
Tags: Law, Wealth, Howard Schultz, Nyt, Jk Rowling, Starbucks, Jeff Bezos, Trump, Adams, Scott Adams, J K Rowling, Bezos, Schultz, Shultz, Ann Althouse, Tim In Vermont

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Extended Cut is Coming to Blu-ray and Digital HD

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald arrived in theaters last year to mixed reviews. Critics and fans alike took issue with the plot, the characterization, and the pacing, and were left wanting for something to recapture the magic of Harry Potter. One thing they weren’t wanting was a longer version of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. But if you were jonesing for an extended cut, you’re in luck, because the Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray and Digital ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Paris, Sequels, Harry Potter, Warner Brothers, Christopher Columbus, J K Rowling, Hogwarts, Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Action/Adventure, Newt, Release Dates, David Yates, Home Video

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray, 4K & DVD Details Announced!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray, 4K & DVD details announced! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the details for the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray, 4K, DVD, and Digital HD releases. The sequel will arrive on Digital on February 15, 2019. and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD Special Edition March 12, 2019. You can check out the details below, as well as the packaging in the gallery! ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Digital, Paris, Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, United States of America, J K Rowling, Newt Scamander, Hogwarts, Dumbledore, Grindelwald, Warner Bros Home Entertainment, ComingSoon

The mysterious case of J.K. Rowling & her transphobic Twitter history

J.K. Rowling is a literary megastar -- but does a pattern of behavior on Twitter reveal an anti-transgender streak?
Tags: Lifestyle, Lgbtq Nation Link, J K Rowling

J.K. Rowling May Have Been Teasing That ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Twist Since 2016

Love or hate the big twist at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, you can’t deny that J.K. Rowling is a master of foreshadowing, even if it’s planting Easter eggs that no one will discover until two years later. The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald twist involving Credence (Ezra Miller) was one that no one saw coming — except for perhaps a few internet sleuths who dug through Rowling’s personal website and found a clue hinting at said twist all the way back in 201...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Easter Eggs, Warner Brothers, Fantastic Beasts, Rowling, Newt Scamander, Albus Dumbledore, Dumbledore, Albus, Grindelwald, Aurelius, Action/Adventure, Hypable

How Harry Potter Has Brought Magic To Classrooms For More Than 20 Years

In the 20 years since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released in the U.S., educators of all levels have used J.K. Rowling's series to bring magic to their own classrooms. (Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Harry Potter, J K Rowling

Sequel Bits: ‘Halloween’, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’, ‘Anchorman 3’, ‘Rambo 5’, Cybertron & More

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Jamie Lee Curtis is in the dark about another Halloween J.K Rowling teases Fantastic Beasts 3 Steve Carell is still up for Anchorman 3 Bumblebee director Travis Knight wants a Cybertron movie All that and more Even though the recent revival of Halloween didn’t exactly leave things open-ended, the success of the movie and chatter behind the scenes has indicated that a sequel might be in the works. But if that’s true, Jamie Lee Curtis has no idea what’s going ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, David, Sequels, Arizona, James Bond, Steve Carell, Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Lee Curtis, J K Rowling, Anchorman, Carell, Brick Tamland, David Gordon Green, Grindelwald, Travis Knight

I Love a Mystery; or Serial Reading in 2018

I have a confession to make. I think I have a problem, but I'd feel worse about it if I didn't know that at least some of you have the same problem. I'm addicted to series! Okay, so that's not so bad, right? Except I'm in the middle of a million of them and caught up with only a handful. Help! I just can't say no to new-to-me series. What about you? When you discover a new series, do you stick with it until you're caught up? Do you keep a record so you can read each year's new releases...
Tags: Books, England, New York, London, Australia, Montana, Scotland, Harry Potter, Edinburgh, Iceland, Sicily, Robin, Lewis, J K Rowling, Robb, Peter May

‘A Demonic Cult.’ Inflatable Dragon Christmas Display Lights Up a Fiery Neighborhood Feud

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling couldn't help but weigh in
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Christmas, Harry Potter, Jk Rowling, Louisiana, J K Rowling, Holidays 2018

J.K. Rowling Has 3 Words About Claim That Successful People Wake At 4 A.M.

Not all "successful" people have this habit.
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Five Steps to Become a Better Writer

Writing matters. It matters for your career. Even if you’re not a journalist or J.K. Rowling, being able to communicate clearly will determine how people see you. Writing matters for your life. Futuristic visions from the early days of computing imagined a world without text, where everyone had video calls. Instead, we got text messaging and emailing. Poor writing skills make it harder to be seen and heard. Finally writing makes you smarter. Our working memories are incredibly limited. Writing o...
Tags: Career, Lifehacks, J K Rowling, Step Two

Legendary Wants to Make Movies and TV Shows With Your Favorite Image Comics Creators

For anyone who’s been paying attention to the world of comic books for the past couple of decades, people like Brian K. Vaughan, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Matt Fraction are rockstars. Now all three of them have deals with Legendary to produce original content and adapt some of their beloved comic properties into movies and TV shows. Could this mean that a Saga TV series or a Sex Criminals movie could be in our future? Brian K. Vaughan According to The Hollywood Reporter, Vaughan has signed a...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Comic Books, Abc, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Cbs, Marvel Studios, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Bitch Planet, Tessa Thompson, Mark Millar, Hawkeye, Vaughan

CS Interview: Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment provided with the chance to interview The House with a Clock in its Walls director Eli Roth, and also provided us with an exclusive clip from the home video release. Check out our exclusive interview and clip below, and click here to purchase the delightful movie on Blu-ray!  PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone =...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, House, Jack, Ya, George Romero, Patton Oswalt, Spielberg, Eli Roth, Judy Blume, Alan Dean Foster, Joe Hill, Edward Gorey, Lewis

Jason Momoa Weighs In on the Future of His DCEU Co-Stars

Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura teases the future of Hasbro’s movie plans for Transformers and G.I. Joe. Legendary has the rights to The Toxic Avenger. Christina Hodson explains just why Birds of Prey’s hilariously long title stuck. Plus, teasers for the Roswell reboot, and J.K. Rowling is already teasing Fantastic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Charmed, Gotham, Hasbro, Birds Of Prey, Jason Momoa, Antlers, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, J K Rowling, Roswell, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Transformers 6, Bumblebee, The Terror, 47 Meters Down, Christina Hodson

A Week In Sioux Falls, SD, On A $32,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a reporter working in media who makes $32,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Marc Jacobs Daisy Love perfume.Occupation: ReporterIndustry: Media/JournalismAge: 22Location: Sioux Falls, South DakotaSalary: $32,000Paycheck Amount (2x/...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, London, Australia, New York City, South Dakota, Harry Potter, Brussels, Buffalo, Tupperware, Homegoods, Lewis, J K Rowling, Phillip, Instagram Facebook

J.K. Rowling mocks Trump with sarcasm: His Twitter rant is study of quiet strength

The "Harry Potter" scribe joked on Twitter that President Trump "is an amazing resource for a writer."            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Harry Potter, Usa Today, Trump, J K Rowling

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Review

Saw The Crimes of Grindelwald today, and very much enjoyed it. J.K. Rowling certinaly knows what she is doing. It plays with such a different tone from the Harry Potter movies. Like a thriller, jumping around these exotic locations, with spies and spy agencies and grand, epoch-shaping forces in the mix. She’s remarkably good at inserting real stakes, and real hurt, into her characters and their backstories. She makes us feel it. The theory in back of the story is a little murky, though. In Harry...
Tags: Reviews, Photography, Harry Potter, J K Rowling, Grindelwald, Elder Wand

Put These Picture-Perfect Destinations On Your Winter Travel List ASAP

Leaving your house in the dead of winter can feel like an herculean task, especially when the weather is gloomy and there's black ice on the ground. But getting out of town sounds like the perfect antidote for our mounting seasonal affective disorder: We want a vacation, and we want it now.While we would normally recommend a beach break as a nice way to deal with the weather, there's something to be said about destinations that pull off the winter wonderland look spectacularly. We're talking ab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Instagram, Prague, Paris, Edinburgh, Nagano, Main Street, Balmoral, Versailles, Rowling, J K Rowling, Park City Utah, Arthur, Prague Czech Republic

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Unlikely to Beat First Film in China

As it heads into its second weekend, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” looks set to fall well short of the box-office performance of the franchise’s first installment in China, despite a number of tailor-made attempts to woo Chinese audiences. As of mid-afternoon Friday, six days after its release, “Grindelwald” had brought in about $46.3 […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Box Office, J.k. Rowling, Grindelwald, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald